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Special Guests

Nashville ROCKNPOD Expo / Special Guests (Page 5)

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...

THE PLATINUM SELLING GUITARIST IS WILL BE APPEARING AT ROCKNPOD We’re thrilled to announce that KIX & Rhino Bucket guitarist Brian “Damage” Forsythe will be a returning guest at  ROCKNPOD! KIX, formed in Hagerstown, MD in 1977, have released seven studio albums and are still going strong today. From the self-titled debut in 1981 to 1988’s megawatt rocker ‘Blow My Fuse’ to 2014’s well-recieved ‘Rock Your Face Off,’ KIX continues to thrill rock fans around the world.  When not working with KIX, Brian is also rocking stages in the reformed Rhino Bucket and participated in their last four studio albums including the stunning 2017 release ‘The Last Real Rock n’ Roll.’ Brian will be at ROCKNPOD meeting fans, signing autographs, and recording with some...

GRAMMY NOMINATED ARTIST AND LEAD SINGER OF FEAR FACTORY & ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS We’re excited to announce that Burton C. Bell will be joining us at ROCKNPOD! Burton C. Bell is a Grammy nominated artist, an original founder, vocalist, writer and designer of the influential, industrial / metal band Fear Factory. Since 1990, Fear Factory has recorded 10 full length albums, inspired by the concepts of “man vs. machine”. Fear Factory toured the world relentlessly, supporting major acts like Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, and Metallica. In 1999 Fear Factory earned a gold record for their concept album OBSOLETE. Burton was the vocalist for Geezer Butler’s (Black Sabbath) first solo endeavor G//Z/R, with the album PLASTIC PLANET.  Burton created the...

THE AUTHOR WRITTEN MORE MUSIC REVIEWS THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE HISTORY OF THE INDUSTRY HAS AUTHORED OVER 85 FOCUSING ON HARD ROCK, HEAVY METAL AND CLASSIC ROCK We’re excited to announce that writer/podcaster Martin Popoff will be joining us at ROCKNPOD! At approximately 7900 (with over 7000 appearing in his books), Martin has unofficially written more record reviews than anybody in the history of music writing across all genres.  Additionally, Martin has penned approximately 85 books on hard rock, heavy metal, classic rock and record collecting. He is also part of the Pantheon Podcast network, with a show called History in Five Songs with Martin Popoff.  Back when print was a thing, Martin was Editor-In-Chief of the now retired Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles,...