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NAMM: Metal Life Interviews Jason Hook, Rudy Sarzo, Nita Strauss and more for ‘Hired Gun’ Documentary


On Saturday, January 24, 2015,  Metal Life was invited to the Monster Cables booth for an impromptu round-table style conference in order to promote the upcoming Hired Gun documentary. Directed by Francesco Strine and featuring such artists as Jason Hook (FFDP), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), and Rudy Sarzo (Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne), the movie envelops the livelihoods of heavy rock’s most active sidekicks.

They may not share the spotlight but without their skills, artists like Billy Joel and Ozzy Osbourne would not be the household names that they are today. Much like the award-winning tale of back-up singers in ‘Ten Feet From Stardom’, ‘Hired Gun’ will cover in-depth history, interviews, and current struggles and benefits of living the life of a hired musician. Metal Life spoke to several artists as well as director Fran Strine about topics covered in the movie as well as the film-making process.

Check out our interviews here:

Jason Hook:

Rudy Sarzo:

Nita Strauss:

Liberty Devitto:

Fran Stine (Director)

Photo Gallery:


Kenny Aronoff


Jason Hook


Rudy Sarzo


Nita Strauss


Liberty Devitto




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