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HIRED GUN: Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight," A Classical Rock & Roll Musical Documentary Showing Exclusively for One Night in US Theaters !

Liberty Devitto(Billy Joel), Jason Hook(FiveFinger Death Punch ), Phil X (Bon Jovi ),Rudy Sarzo(Ozzy Osbourne), Steve Lukather (Michael Jackson),Kenny Aronoff(John Mellencamp), Jason Newsted(Mettalica), Eric Singer(Kiss), Ray Parker Jr.(Ghostbusters), Justin Derrick(Pink), David Foster, Steve Vai...and More !

New York(SMI-WIRE,06.24.17)The all-new documentary " Hired Gun: Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight Into the Spotlight," is set to rock cinemas across the country for one night this summer. The fiull-lengh feature details the stories of the world'd unsung music industry heroes who are responsible for some of the most famous instrumentation on chart-topping albums and have regularly toured and recorded with musical legends such as Alice Coope, Rob Zombie, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Mettalica, Ozzy Osbourne, Katy Perry, KISS, P!NK, Steely Dan, and many more.

Rock your world with the most highly anticipated rockumentary feature of 2017, "Hired Gun" –starring Alice Cooper, David Foster, Siedah Garrett, Ray Parker Jr., David Koz, Rob Zombie, Phil Z, Liberty Devitto and many more, is the quintessential documentary film about session and touring musicians who, besides creating their own music, are hired by well- established and infamous bands and artists including Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi, John Mellencamp, Metallica, KISS, Billy Joel and many other superstars.

Millions of fans have seen and listened to these " Hired Guns " play the music of the famous stars who have hired them, and now through this inspiring new documentary, they share incredible stories and exclusive musical performances with the world.These hired guns are undeniable masters of their craft who discuss the art of creating historic rock 'n roll music of our time in a critical darling of a film.

A long-time film festival favorite, Fathom Events and Vision Films bring " Hired Guns of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight " to cinemas nationwide, including an exclusive Q & A with several hired guns, for a special one-night-event on Thursday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. local time.Check your local Theater listing or for more detailed information at

In the vein of the 2014 Academy Awards-winning documentary " 20 Feet from Stardom,"

" Hired Gun " details the highest and lows of touring life, the demands of session schedules and the dedication to play backseat to some of rock's most iconic musician. These players are recognized as some of the best musician in the world and include Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch), Liberty DeVitto (Billy Joel), Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp), Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne), Phil X (Bon Jovi), Justin Derrico, Mark Schulman (P!NK), Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbusters), Jason Newsted (Metallica), Eric Singer (KISS), John 5 (Rob Zombie), Glen Sobel, Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Steve Lukather (Michael Jackson, Toto), Steve Vai (David Lee Roth), Paul Bushnell (Katy Perry), Jay Graydon (Steely Dan), Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent), Chris Johnson (Rihanna), music producer David Foster, and featuring Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie, and more.Lise Romanoff, Managing Director and CEO of Vision Film said, " You don't have to be a rock fan to enjoy this movie. It is such an inspiration to see the creativity and collaboration of the talented musicians that are behind  the number one songs on the radio."

" Hired Guns " have been an important lynchpin in the industry throughout modern musical history," Fathom Events Vice-President of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. "You may never know their names , but you have heard them play, and we are thrilled to help bring their stories to the big screen for one night in celebration of these incredibly talented musicians."

" Hired Gun " Director Fran Strine said, " The Music fans who come out to see it   should expect an immersive musical experience. " Hired Gun " is a music documentary with passion and talent at its core, digging deep and ripping the curtain back to expose what it's really like to tour and record with the legends."





About Fathom Events:

Fathom events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinemas with participating affiliates theaters  in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters.

About Vision Films:

Vision Films is an independent Worldwide Distributor and VOD Aggregator of over 800 Feature Films, Documentaries and Music Programs across all available rights from Theatrical, DVD, Television and VOD/Digital Media in both the International and Domestic marketplace.

PHOTO:Legendary Rock & Roll American Drummer " Liberty DeVitto " @ Private Screening of "Hired Gun" in New York.
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