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Special Guests

Nashville ROCKNPOD Expo / Special Guests (Page 2)

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,...

THE LEGENDARY PAMELA DES BARRES WILL BE AT ROCKNPOD 2021 We’re excited to announce that Pamela Des Barres will be joining us for the ROCKNPOD Expo! Pamela Des Barres, like the Summer of Love and the Sunset Strip, was born in California. She fell in love with rock ’n’ roll as a little girl in sunny Reseda, swooning along to the dreamy sounds of Elvis and Dion spinning on her turntable. While she was in high school, Pamela’s friend Victor Hayden introduced her to his cousin, the psychedelic pioneer Captain Beefheart, and her odds of living a normal-formal life were obliterated. Eighteen years old, and eight miles high on an intoxicating mix of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and that burgeoning music scene...

MARK GOODMAN IS COMING TO ROCKNPOD 2021 We’re excited to announce that Mark Goodman will be joining us for the ROCKNPOD Expo! Mark Goodman has been a music fanatic since seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan as a kid. He started in radio in his hometown of Philadelphia at WMMR. In 1978 he became music director of the station. Leaving WMMR in 1980 Goodman became a part of the air staff at WPLJ, the number one rock station in New York.  FORMER MTV VJ MARK GOODMAN It was 1981 when Mark left WPLJ to join the as yet unknown music video channel called MTV. As one of the 5 original VJs Mark interviewed everyone from Paul McCartney to Sting to Bruce Springsteen. He also...

MATT PINFIELD WILL BE AT ROCKNPOD 2021 We’re excited to announce that Matt Pinfield will be joining us for the ROCKNPOD Expo! Matt Pinfield is a well-respected TV and radio host and music historian and celebrates 36 years in professional radio and 28 years on television. He was the host of numerous MTV programs including the influential alternative show 120 Minutes. He has hosted shows and appeared on many networks including MTV, VH1, MTV2, VH1 CLASSIC, MTV CLASSIC, HDNET, MUCH MUSIC, USA, AXSTV, NICKELODEON, IFC, FX, FOX, CNN, CNN INTERNATIONAL, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, and ABC. FORMER MTV VJ MATT PINFIELD His professional radio career includes an 11 year run at K-Rock in New York City. Morning shows in NYC and San Francisco, 100s of...

LEA VENDETTA OF INK MASTER TO APPEAR AT ROCKNPOD 2021 We’re excited to announce that Lea Vendetta will be joining us for the ROCKNPOD Expo! Lea Vendetta is a tattoo artist who was featured in season one of Paramount Network’s ‘Ink Master’. Lea was born in Paris, France, and is an internationally award-winning tattoo artist. Vendetta has been painting professionally since the early 1990s and has been tattooing since 1996. Her work often pays tribute to Paris and her love of the art deco style.  Her paintings have been exhibited in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, and Miami and her tattoo work has been featured in tattoo magazines both nationally and internationally. Vendetta's incredible personal tattoo artwork has won her the cover of more...

RIKI RACHTMAN TO APPEAR AT ROCKNPOD 2021 We’re excited to announce that Riki Rachtman will be joining us for the ROCKNPOD Expo! Riki’s history in rock music and media is very well-known. Growing up in California, Riki was deeply entrenched in the burgeoning Hollywood rock scene of the ’80s. In 1986 he, along with partner Taime Downe of Faster Pussycat, opened The Cathouse. What was once a run-down disco quickly became the center of activity for the rock world. Regular clientele for The Cathouse included members of Motley Crue, Aerosmith, and Guns n’ Roses among many others. RIKI RACHTMAN HOSTS THE BALL ON GIMMEMETAL Riki’s friendship with Axl Rose would lead him to New York to take over hosting duties for The Headbangers Ball....

We’re excited to announce that Roxy Blue will be joining us for the ROCKNPOD Expo! Roxy Blue is an American rock band that was formed in 1989 in Memphis, Tn.  by singer/guitarist Todd Poole. Poole joined forces with GTI graduates Sid Fletcher (guitar) and Josh Weil ( bass). Soon to follow was drummer Scott Trammell ( aka. Scotty T. ) to complete the outfit. The music scene in Memphis at the time was blistering hot and Roxy Blue wasted no time getting in the middle of it.  Opening for any and every band they could they soon developed a following which led to them headling their own shows.  The band started tracking demos with producer Niko Lyras hoping to bring their live...