Slash, Rick Nielsen of CHEAP TRICK and Steve Vai are among the musicians who were interviewed for "Rock Prophecies", a feature-length chronicle of conflicted photographer Robert M. Knight, on a quest to find both himself and the world's next great guitar player. The film will have a FREE screening at the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage (3400 Las Vegas Blvd S) in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, October 3. Doors open at 1:00 p.m. and the screening starts at 2:00 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session with Robert Knight and director John Chester. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis at The Mirage box office.
Robert Knight is one of the most prolific rock photographers in history. "Rock Prophecies" explores his amazing career and follows him on his quest to help the bands of today become the rock legends of tomorrow, whether promoting Northern Irish band THE ANSWER before anybody has heard of them, or convincing Aussie band SICK PUPPIES to sell everything and move to the United States. When Robert stumbles upon Tyler Bryant — a 16-year old guitar phenom from Texas — he's convinced he may have found the next Stevie Ray Vaughan. Robert risks his reputation and career and takes a chance on Tyler. The two then set off on an unbelievable journey to take their own shot at making history.
Despite boasting footage of some of the best guitarists in the business, "Rock Prophecies" is not a concert film. "It's a true story about having a dream, and how to fulfill that dream," Knight says. "For that matter, it's the story of fulfilling other peoples' dreams, too." While building relationships with established guitar royalty, Knight has always managed to keep his finger on the cultural pulse, leaping at the opportunity to photograph and promote emerging talent such as blues-rock star Joe Bonamassa, and rising bands SICK PUPPIES, THE ANSWER and PANIC AT THE DISCO.
A film by John Chester and produced by Tim Kaiser, "Rock Prophecies" was shot in multiple locations across the U.S. and England. Kaiser has proclaimed Knight to be the "the Forrest Gump of rock 'n roll" for his ability to capture history in the making, namely the last photo ever taken of Stevie Ray Vaughan and some of the earliest of Hendrix and LED ZEPPELIN. And in the words of Chester, Knight's "ability to zero in on the legends of tomorrow is more than a little eerie. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't filmed it myself."
Watch a "Rock Prophecies" trailer below.
For more information, go to www.rockprophecies.com.