New Doc About Music’s “Hired Gun”

In fact, that’s what it’s called: Hired Gun. It takes a look at the mostly anonymous musicians who accompany the world’s best-known artists on tour and in the studio. These are some of the best players in the world–which is how they get this work–but they’re unknown to the world at large. If you loved 20 Feet from Stardom, the story of backup singers, you’ll dig this.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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