Hired Gun (2017)



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Millions of fans have seen them and listened to them play the music of the famous stars who hired them. They are the "First Call, A-list" musicians, just 20 feet from stardom, yet rarely receive credit for their work. The 'Hired Gun' community lives and breathes music, and for the first time ever, they share their experiences with the highs and lows of touring life, the demands of session schedules, and the dedication required to play next to some of the world's most iconic musicians. Hear incredible stories from Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel), Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch), Rudy Szaro (Ozzy Osbourne), Steve Lukather (Michael Jackson), Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp), Phil X (Bon Jovi), Eric Singer (KISS), Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbusters), Justin Derrico (P!NK), and more!

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Critic Reviews for Hired Gun

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Scattershot, introducing instrumentalists who've played everything from heavy metal to Disney kid-pop, and rarely doing much to capture its subjects' individual quirks.

Jun 29, 2017 | Full Review…

The players' sheer love of music shines through everything.

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Like the musician whose technique overshadows their expressiveness, there's simply too much going on, even if a lot of it is good.

Apr 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Music docu is best for rock, heavy metal fans; cursing.

Feb 20, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A "Wrecking Crew" or "Twenty Feet from Stardom" for the metal generation. Familiar stories and complaints about working "in the shadows," but funnier.

Jan 29, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

An A-list roster of session musicians--on tour with the likes of KISS, Pink, and Billy Joel--get their 15 minutes of fame in director Fran Strine's slick and professional tribute.

Jul 4, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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