With thanks to Chip Smith at Heavy Metal Hill and California Rock News for sharing a story about the Hired Gun Pre-Party featuring Dave Keckhut.
They share that a “pre-premiere’ party was held during Soundcheck Live at the Lucky Strike Lanes in Hollywood on Wednesday, May 24th. It comes in preparation of the highly-anticipated release of “Hired Gun: Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight” – a full-length feature detailing stories of the world’s unsung music industry heroes who are often responsible for some of the most famous instrumentation recorded on chart-topping albums around the world. The documentary is coming to select cinemas nationwide for one-night only; Thursday, June 29th. It will run endlessly on Netflix shortly after.
Made ‘n’ America frontman Dave Keckhut, also a popular Hired Gun for writing and recording tracks in the studios around Los Angeles, was on stage performing alongside a host of all-stars, and others of the ilk, to deliver a night of solid rock and roll for a capacity crowd.
Dave Keckhut with August Zadra (Dennis DeYoung Band)
Other Guests on stage included:
PHIL X (Bon Jovi, The Drills)
GLEN SOBEL (Alice Cooper)
NITA STRAUSS (Alice Cooper, We Start Wars)
JASON HOOK (Alice Cooper, Five Finger Death Punch, Vince Neil, KISS)
RUDY SARZO (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot)
SCOTTI HILL (Skid Row)
AUGUST ZADRA (Dennis DeYoung)
STEVE FERLAZZO (Avril LaVign)
DEWEY BRAGG (Kill Devil Hill)
SHAWN DUNCAN (Odin)
LIBERTY DeVITTO (Billy Joel)
and a longer list of other performers that played deep into the morning hours.