Rock 'n' Roll Guns for Hire—The Story of the Sideman

They've worked with the biggest names in music, but you won't know their names. Discover the story of the sidemen, the supporting musicians behind our favorite songs and artists. Interviews with stars including The Rolling Stones and Billy Joel show how important these musicians are, while experienced sidemen and sidewomen, including those who have worked with Beyonce, Prince and Bruce Springsteen, reveal the soaring highs and crushing lows of life lived on stage but in the shadows.

View rock and pop history from a new perspective, and discover the pivotal role the sidemen have played in the soundtrack of our lives, tonight at 9pm on WGBH 2.


Credit : Sean O'Neil