Special Guests

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WALTER EGAN RETURNS! We’re excited to announce that Walter Egan will be joining us for the ROCKNPOD Expo! Walter is a musician, singer, composer, writer, artist, sculptor, and general Renaissance man who is most widely known for his 1978 million-selling single record, "Magnet and Steel," featured on his album Not Shy (Columbia). Almost three decades later, Walter's signature song is a staple on the radio, and can also be heard in feature films and on television. Meanwhile, he has continued to make original music as both a prolific individual artist, with a total of eight solo CDs to his credit, and as a member of performing and recording bands including the Malibooz and the Brooklyn Cowboys. 2002 was a year of noteworthy accomplishments for...

CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS DRUMMER EXTRAORDINAIRE We’re excited to announce that Christopher Williams (ACCEPT) will be joining us for the ROCKNPOD Expo! Christopher Williams was born to be a drummer. After wearing out several toy drum kits, pots and pans, he finally received a proper set of drums at age ten. Four months later he made his live debut performing in the school talent show. Throughout high school, Williams drummed for several rock, jazz, metal, funk and blues groups, as well as the Greenville South Carolina Youth Orchestra. In 2004 he toured the United States as a member of the Carolina Gold Drum & Bugle Corps. Christopher won a gold medal during the annual Individual & Ensemble competition and retained the title until 2006. Since 2008 he has been based in...

DREW FORTIER MUSICIAN, DIRECTOR, AUTHOR RETURNS TO ROCKNPOD We’re excited to announce that Drew Fortier (Bang Tango / Zen from Mars) will be joining us for the ROCKNPOD Expo! Drew Fortier garnered fame as a multi-faceted creative force. As a musician, he is known for his guitar work with 80’s MTV darlings Bang Tango, late iconic Faith No More frontman Chuck Mosley, cult 90’s rock heroes Flipp, and the alt rock all star band Zen From Mars featuring members of Kik Tracee, Enuff Z’Nuff, and Fear Factory.  As a filmmaker, he has directed and edited the universally regarded and brutally poignant rock documentary Attack of Life: The Bang Tango Movie (2016). As an actor, he has co-starred in the critically acclaimed romantic horror...

SANDY GENNARO THE LEGENDARY DRUMMER IS BACK AT ROCKATPOD We’re excited to announce that Sandy Gennaro (Joan Jett / Pat Travers) will be joining us for the ROCKNPOD Expo! Sandy has toured and/or recorded with: Cyndi Lauper, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter, The Monkees, Michael Bolton, Benny Mardones, Craaft and The Mamas and Papas. He has recorded several Top 10 singles and has performed for over a billion fans spanning his 50 year career.  Sandy has also made numerous TV appearances including TheTonight Show, The Grammy Awards, The American Music Awards, MTV New Years Ball, and The Late Show with David Letterman among others. He is also a favored counselor at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camps. Sandy Gennaro will...

DON JAMIESON COMEDIAN AND METALHEAD IS COMING TO ROCKNPOD EXPO We’re excited to announce that comedian/podcaster Don Jamieson will be joining us for the ROCKNPOD Expo! Don is best known as co-host of VH1 Classic’s hit heavy metal talk show series, That Metal Show where legends of rock hang out to discuss their past and current projects in front of a live studio audience. He also co-hosted Beer Money, a fast-paced, non-traditional sports quiz show airing on SNY (SportsNet NY), and is currently hosting his own rock/comedy hybrid That Jamieson Show on CompoundMedia.com. Amongst his many accomplishments, Jamieson’s 3 stand-up CD's 'Live & Hilarious’, ‘Hell Bent For Laughter’ and ‘Communication Breakdown’ on Metal Blade Records all hit the Top 20 on iTunes and...

RON KEEP IS BACK FOR MORE We’re excited to announce that Ron Keel will be joining us for the ROCKNPOD Expo! From that first Steeler album to his current work with Ron Keel Band, Ron Keel’s career in entertainment has taken him from the concrete jungles of arena rock to the dirt roads of country music. While selling millions of albums and touring the world as both a heavy metal screamer (KEEL, Steeler, and a brief encounter with Black Sabbath) and a country music artist, Ron’s solo album “Metal Cowboy” combined both genres, establishing a style and a persona which captures the heart and personality of this rock n’ roll outlaw.   ​​​​Now signed to a new multiple-album deal with HighVolMusic, Ron Keel Band...

TOMMY SKEOCH IS COMING AT YOU AT ROCKNPOD EXPO We’re excited to announce that Tommy Skeoch of Resist & Bite (former Tesla/Bar7) will be joining us for ROCKNPOD Weekend! If it’s music’s prerogative to change with the times, then Tommy Skeoch is along for the ride. After playing guitar with Tesla from 1984-1994 and 2000-2006, Tommy has released quite a few records and singles that run the gamut from screaming guitar to introspective and soulful songs – all with Tommy’s special flavor of guitar. Resist & Bite is Tommy’s great new band.. The band features drummer David Parks (Derek St. Holmes/Casey James), vocalist Nathan Utz (Lynch Mob/Blonz), bassist Brian Powell (Jason Michael Carroll), and guitarist Steven Stokes (Southern Rock Revival). The band recently finished...

RESIST & BITE TO ROCK THE STAGE AT ROCKNPOD EXPO We’re excited to announce that Resist & Bite will be joining us for ROCKNPOD Weekend! Resist & Bite is the great new band from guitarist Tommy Skeoch (formerly of Tesla & Bar 7). The band features drummer David Parks (Derek St. Holmes/Casey James), vocalist Nathan Utz (Lynch Mob/Blonz), bassist Brian Powell (Jason Michael Carroll), and guitarist Steven Stokes (Southern Rock Revival). The band recently finished production on their debut album with producer Michael Rosen (Santana, Journey, Death Angel, Testament, etc) in Nashville. Resist & Bite will not only be appearing at the ROCKNPOD Expo Saturday, August 7th at Hilton Nashville Airport; they’ll also be performing at the ROCKNPOD Preparty on Friday, August 6th (venue...

THE POWERHOUSE SINGER'S BAND PROJECT 222 FEATURES THE LEGENDARY STEVE LYNCH OF AUTOGRAPH We’re happy to announce that Nashville recording artist Alena Rae will be a guest at ROCKNPOD! Singer. Songwriter. Actress. Equestrian. Philanthropist. All of these words describe Alena Rae, but nothing comes close to capturing the full range of talent, heart and soul of Nashville’s hottest rising star. Just don’t call her a diva. Alena’s what other divas wish they could be if they had enough guts and thick skin. She and her band ground it out in smoky clubs and dive bars for years before catching on with radio stations and fans. They built their following the hard way; one listener at a time, one spin at a time, one...

THE GUITARIST SCORED GUITAR MAGAZINE'S GUITAR SOLO OF THE YEAR ALONG WITH A TOP 30 SINGLE We’re thrilled to announce that former Autograph guitarist Steve Lynch will be a guest at  ROCKNPOD! Steve Lynch (born January 18, 1955 in Seattle, Washington), also known as The Two-Handed Guitarist, is an American hard rock/heavy metal guitarist, as well as an instructor for the Guitar Institute of Technology, the famous guitar department in the Musician's Institute of Los Angeles. He decided to commit himself to music and the guitar the day of Jimi Hendrix's passing on September 18, 1970. In addition to Jimi Hendrix, Lynch's early musical influences came from late-1960s and early-1970s British musicians, such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and The Beatles. He originally played...