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Published on May 12th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Great doc on rock’n’roll sidemen

When someone like Madonna, Justin Bieber, or Britney Spears play live or go into the studio, they need a backing band. That’s when they dip unto a pool of extraordinarily talent musicians, guns for hire who can handle any assignment, no matter how demanding.

Most of the time, we have no idea who these people are even though we may see them on stage. This documentary seeks to give props to the sidemen (and women) of rock.

Rock n Roll Guns for Hire: The Story of the Sidemen from Richard Numeroff on Vimeo.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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