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, KIX, Cinderella, Extreme, Child's Play and Wrathchild America, HAMMERJACKS closed it's legendary doors in 1997.
HAMMERJACKS: THE ROCKUMENTARY memorializes the iconic original club through interviews with musicians, Hammerjacks staff, and Hammerjacks fans, including:
Shannon Larkin (Godsmack / Wrathchild America / Ugly Kid Joe) Steve Whiteman, Jimmy Chalfant, Brian Forsythe & Mark Schenker (KIX) Louie Principio (Founder of Hammerjacks) Brad Divens (Wrathchild America / Souls at Zero) Mark Slaughter (Slaughter) Ron Keel (Keel) Rachel Bolan (Skid Row) Jeff Pilson (Dokken/Dio/Foreigner) Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) Lzzy Hale (Halestorm) Jeff LaBar (Cinderella) Jack Russell (Jack Russell's Great White) Mark Kendall, Michael Lardie & Audie Desbrow (Great White) Johnny Dee (Britny Fox / Doro / Waysted) John Allen (Child's Play / SR-71 / Charm City Devils, Stone Horses) Phil Wiser (Child's Play) Mitch Allan (SR-71) Share Ross (Vixen / Bubble) Chip Z'Nuff (Enuff Z'Nuff) Don Jamieson (VH-1 That Metal Show/Comedian) Tommy Conwell (Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers) Steve Brown (Trixter / Tokyo Motor Fist) Reggie Wu (Heaven's Edge) David Simmons (DC Star) Jimi Haha (Jimmie's Chicken Shack) Paul Lewis (Y-Not?! / Dead City Radio / Heathens / Romeo Rage) Michael Horseman (Mona Lisa) Rick Ruhl (Every Mother's Nightmare) David Utter (Face Dancer) Brian Ford (The Loft / HFS) Kirk McEwen (98 Rock/DC101) Neci (WHFS) Mike Brilhart (Hammerjacks DJ / 100.7 The Bay / 97 Underground)