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 (KIX) Louie Principio (Founder of Hammerjacks) 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) 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) Steve Brown (Trixter/Tokyo Motor Fist) Reggie Wu (Heaven's Edge) David Simmons (DC Star) Share Ross (Vixen/Bubble) Chip Z'Nuff (Enuff Z'Nuff) Gene Barnett (Dirty Looks) Michael Horseman (Mona Lisa) Ron Keel (Keel) TC Tolliver (Plasmatics) Rick Ruhl (Every Mother's Nightmare) David Utter (Face Dancer) Brian Ford (The Loft/HFS) Kirk McEwan (98 Rock/DC101) Neci (WHFS) Mike Brilhart (97 Underground)