In the days of MTV and cassette tapes, HAMMERJACKS was one of the most important rock clubs in the world. In the '80s and '90s, the club was the heartbeat and musical identity of blue-collar Baltimore, MD. A favorite venue and hangout for artists like Iron Maiden, Warrant, KIX, Cinderella, Extreme and Wrathchild America, HAMMERJACKS closed it's legendary doors in 1997.
Twenty years later, a group of entrepreneurs are planning to re-open the club.
ENCORE: THE HAMMERJACKS ROCKUMENTARY memorializes the iconic original club, and follows the quest to reopen the club from Hammerjacks Entertainment CEO Kevin Butler's leap-of-faith decision to buy the Hammerjacks trademark to years planning and the eventual rebirth of a rock-and-roll legend.
The film includes interviews with musicians and Hammerjacks fans, including:
Shannon Larkin (Godsmack / Wrathchild America / Ugly Kid Joe) Brad Divens (Wrathchild America/Souls at Zero) Rachel Bolan (Skid Row) Jeff Pilson (Dokken/Dio/Foreigner) Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) Mark Slaughter (Slaughter) Jack Russell (Jack Russell's Great White) Jeff LaBar (Cinderella) Jimi Haha (Jimmie's Chicken Shack) Steve Whiteman (KIX) Brian Forsythe (KIX) Paul Lewis (Y-Not?!) John Allen (Child's Play/SR-71/Charm City Devils) Phil Wiser (Child's Play) Mark Kendall, Michael Lardie & Audie Desbrow (Great White) Johnny Dee (Britny Fox/Doro/Waysted) Don Jamieson (VH-1 That Metal Show/Comedian) Tommy Conwell (Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers) Reggie Wu (Heaven's Edge) David Simmons (DC Star) Share Ross (Vixen/Bubble) Chip Z'Nuff (Enuff Z'Nuff) Michael Horseman (Mona Lisa) Ron Keel (Keel) TC Tolliver (Plasmatics) Rick Ruhl (Every Mother's Nightmare) David Utter (Face Dancer) Kirk McEwan (98 Rock/DC101)