Jason Hook, guitarists for hard rockers 'Five Finger Death Punch', called into The GuitCast to talk with Shawn about his role as executive producer of a new documentary 'Hired Gun'.
This feature length one-off documentary introduces the prolific musicians who are virtually unknown to the public. Billy Joel, Whitesnake, P!NK and Metallica are synonymous with their own artistry and success, but who is responsible for their instrumental solos? Who tours with them live? It is the consummate side players who kill it show after show, often playing circles around the actual band members. In “Hired Gun,” viewers learn the firsthand stories from individuals who have mastered their craft and perform on the world’s biggest stages. This film details the highs and lows of touring life, the demands of hectic session schedules, and the dedication required to make dreams a reality.
Director Fran Strine (Dolly Parton: Live in London; The Making of Staind) gains unparalleled access to the passion, triumph and tragedy experienced by these characters with intimate interviews, archival footage and sound recordings to take a thoughtful, spirited look at hired guns and the stars that hire them. Featuring an All-Star jam session with exclusive musical performances with the key players, engineered by Grammy nominated producer Johnny K at East/West Studio in LA. Post Production scheduled at Skywalker Ranch. Neal Schon of Journey will provide original score material.
On episode 49 of The GuitCast, Hook talks of his personal time as a hired gun with The Bullet Boys, Hillary Duff, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil and shares what it takes to get the choice jobs & more importantly how to keep them.
Expected release date is for the Summer of 2016. For more information visit www.HiredGunTheFilm.com.
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