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Special Guests

Nashville ROCKNPOD Expo / Special Guests (Page 2)

CHRIS MCLERNON TO APPEAR AT ROCKNPOD We’re excited to announce that Chris McLernon (Saigon Kick, Cold Sweat) will be joining us for ROCKNPOD Weekend! Chris McLernon spent the '80's and '90's writing, recording, and touring the world with the gold and platinum-selling Saigon Kick (Atlantic) and Cold Sweat (MCA). After leaving the road to raise a family, he looked to the world of TV, Film, and Advertising to continue playing music and satisfy his creative and eclectic musical tastes, placing his music with cable and broadcast networks along with indie films and national ad campaigns. Recently, Chris has reunited with Saigon Kick, Cold Sweat and Cold Gin along with recording new solo albums. ROCKNPOD Weekend takes place August 6-8 in Nashville TN. Full details...

TORA TORA RETURNS TO ROCKNPOD EXPO We’re excited to announce that Tora Tora will be joining us for the ROCKNPOD Expo! TORA TORA, formed in Memphis, TN in the late 1980s, includes band members include Keith Douglas, Patrick Francis, John Patterson, and Anthony Corder.   TORA TORA has two major releases Surprise Attack/Wild America through A&M Records that promoted five singles and videos (Walkin’ Shoes, Guilty, Phantom Rider, Amnesia and Faith Healer).   The band has six independent releases, The Warehouse Sessions, Bombs Away, Miss B. Haven, Before and After, Revolution Day, and a live performance concert Live from Minglewood, in Memphis #ROCKOUTCANCER. The band is currently working on the follow-up to their Frontiers Records release ‘Bastards of Beale.’ Live appearances have been at festivals Rocklahoma, Farm...

DRUMMING LEGENDS CARMINE & VINNY APPICE - THE APPICE BROTHERS TO APPEAR AT ROCKNPOD We’re excited to announce that legendary drummers Carmine Appice (Blue Murder, Vanilla Fudge, King Kobra) and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio)  will be joining us for ROCKNPOD Weekend! Carmine & Vinny will be on hand at the ROCKNPOD Expo Saturday, August 7th at Hilton Nashville Airport to meet fans, do interviews, and do a special meet & greet session. Additionally, Carmine and Vinny will be doing Drum Master Classes at S.I.R. Nashville on Sunday, August 8th as well as a live discussion of their history in rock music in front of an audience! Ticket links for these S.I.R. special events coming soon. As drummer for Vanilla Fudge, Carmine Appice set...

TOBY WRIGHT IS BACK! We’re excited to announce that legendary producer Toby Wright (Metallica, Alice in Chains, Slayer, KISS) will be joining us for the ROCKNPOD Expo! Toby Wright is a Grammy Award-winning producer, mixer, and engineer of multi-platinum records for Alice In Chains, Metallica, The Wallflowers, Korn, and more, as well as an accomplished player and pioneering innovator in the field of sound design. Toby is also the inventor of Taummhoms. Taummhoms is a subscription-based sleep sound streaming service that can be accessed from any internet-connected device. It features unique, on-demand, HIGH DEFINITION sounds that can help you in promoting sleep and revitalization. The sounds complement each other creating a sense of deepened enlightenment, kindness and gratitude. In the coming months, Wright...

ANDRE LABELLE RETURNS TO ROCKNPOD EXPO We’re excited to announce that drummer Andre Labelle (Vinnie Vincent, The Sky, Flood the Engine) will be joining us for the ROCKNPOD Expo! Andre has recorded for Robert Fleischman (formerly of Journey) and his band, The Sky. His drumming is showcased for Flood The Engine, a band featuring Bill Leverty of Firehouse, Jimmy Kunes of Cactus, and bass guitar legend Keith Horne.  Having lived ten years in Los Angeles as a session player, he has been honored to work with many artists, such as KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent, Richie Kotzen, Michael Monarch of Steppenwolf, Chris Holmes, and Buckcherry's Josh Todd to name a few. He has also appeared in a variety of clinics and live settings including...

NATIVE SONS' ASTHEON BLAKE WILL BE AT ROCKNPOD EXPO 2021 We’re excited to announce that Ashton Blake of Native Sons will be joining us for the ROCKNPOD Expo! After acquiring Travis Meredith (b), Brett Siples (d), and Michael Bowman (g), NATIVE  SONS founding member Ashton Blake (v) has infused the group with new blood, passion, and energy. With a renewed focus and an eagerness to tour, the band is already out supporting their debut release titled 'The Natives Are Restless'. Released on March 12, 2021, 'The Natives Are  Restless' has quickly created a rock n roll frenzy for fans. So much so that their back-to-back  record release parties sold out with subsequent shows mirroring the opening nights, and their road schedule is being...

JYMMY TOLLAND WILL BE AT ROCKNPOD EXPO 2021 We’re excited to announce that Jymmy Tolland of The Lonely Ones will be joining us for the ROCKNPOD Expo! Formed in the summer of 2019, The Lonely Ones are a four-piece vocal-oriented hard rock band with an ear for melody and a taste for success. No strangers to the hardships of the music industry, The Lonely Ones know what they want and know how to get it. They released two singles, "Eternal Sadness" and "The Lonely One," independently in March of 2020. The band released their reimagined version of Queen's classic song "Flash" in July of 2020. The song/video was met with rave reviews including those of Brian May (Queen) and Sam J Jones (Flash...

RICK RUHL OF EVERY MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE RETURNS TO ROCKNPOD EXPO We’re excited to announce that Every Mother’s Nightmare frontman Rick Ruhl will be joining us for the ROCKNPOD Expo! American rock band (EMN) EVERY MOTHER’S NIGHTMARE hails from Memphis, Tennessee and is a quintessential artist that never follows trends doing things their own way. Good or bad, it was their way that put the band on the map when EMN was signed by the legendary Clive Davis in years past. With a music catalog that rises above and is a far cry from their peers, EMN has released six albums that greatly differ from one to the next. Each one telling a story of good times, trouble pasts and life experiences. It has...

JAX HOLLOW WILL BE AT ROCKNPOD EXPO 2021 We’re excited to announce that Jax Hollow will be joining us for the ROCKNPOD Expo! For those of you that believe rock music is dead, meet Jax Hollow. Jax Hollow is a Revival Rock artist and singer-songwriter hailing from Nashville, TN.  Jax has debuted on the scene with a fresh and unique blend of classic rock, blues, and rock & roll.  Her music stands out with a refreshing pop spin on the throwback rock music explosion.  Like a blend of Jimmy Page, Pat Benatar, and Chris Stapleton, Jax Hollow is a performer that's here to stay with her incredible musical chops, heart-piercing voice, and authentic songwriting ability. Jax Hollow was created during the summer of 2020...

GREG RENOFF AUTHOR EXTRAORDINAIRE RETURNS TO ROCKNPOD EXPO We’re excited to announce that author Greg Renoff will be joining us for the ROCKNPOD Expo! Greg Renoff was born in the Bronx, New York, and grew up in New Jersey. Renoff earned his Ph.D. in American history from Brandeis University and is the author of Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal and the authorized autobiography of a Grammy-winning record producer, Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer's Life in Music.  In addition, his writing has appeared in LA Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Vulture, Guitar World, Los Angeles Magazine, Noisey, Ultimate Classic Rock and his work has been covered by Spin, Salon, Maxim, Rolling Stone, Oklahoma Magazine, Entertainment Weekly,...