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We’re proud to announce that Ron Keel will be a guest at ROCKNPOD 2020! 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. Ron Keel Now signed to a new multiple-album deal with HighVolMusic, RK is embarking on a 2020 World Tour which...

We’re excited to announce that Troy Luccketta of Tesla will be joining us at ROCKNPOD! While his gig in Tesla is a long and storied one, Troy’s career features several other notable contributions to amazing rock artists such as Whitford/St. Holmes, The Eric Martin Band, and Jeff Labar. In early 2018, he formed a Nashville based project entitled Dixie Horsepower. More recently, he’s launched his Troy Shows Up and A Song for Wellness projects. Troy started playing drums at 10 years old and was influenced by Mitch Mitchell of the Jimi Hendrix Experience. He has a wide variety of musical tastes and loves Creedence Clearwater Revival, Neil Diamond, Led Zeppelin, and Latin style percussion. His other drumming influences include John Bonham, Ian...

We're thrilled to announce that Tommy Skeoch will be a guest at ROCKNPOD 2020! 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. Tommy Skeoch   Tommy recently launched a new project called RESIST & BITE. Joining him in the group are ex-LYNCH MOB lead vocalist Nathan Utz, guitarist Steve Stokes, drummer David Parks and bassist Brian Powell. ROCKNPOD Weekend takes place August 14-16 in Nashville TN and inlcudes a preparty concert on Friday (08.14), ROCKNPOD Expo on Saturday...

We’re thrilled to announce that Tony Harnell will be a returning guest at ROCKNPOD 2020! Inspired, lively, powerful, invigorating, passionate, the best underknown musician you didn’t even know you were missing. “Tony has been innately gifted with a gorgeous tone, pure soulful emotion and a limitless range. Truly a rare and unique voice. No question he is easily one of my favorite vocalists.”- James LaBrie-Dream Theater California born, NYC bred, Tony Harnell’s music journey took off at 21 when he signed his first record deal with Mercury Records. Since then he’s been a fan favorite in the hearts and souls of millions, whether on his own, leading the Norwegian/American hard rock group TNT, or as the front man for the Wildflowers featuring Bumblefoot. Tony...

We’re thrilled to announce that Jason Bieler will be returning for ROCKNPOD 2020! Jason Bieler is a singer, guitarist and songwriter who is most famous for playing with hard rock band Saigon Kick.He has also played in other bands, including an early touring version of Talisman and Super TransAtlantic, which also featured several other Saigon Kick members and Extreme bassist Pat Badger as well as doing acoustic tours with Jeff Scott Soto. Jason Bieler   A post-apocalyptic troubadour with a penchant for the sonically grotesque. Listen on Spotify https://spoti.fi/2z5twuE  or Bandcamp https://bit.ly/2janQsE Guitarist, hand model, songwriter, amateur surgeon, quipster, director of frivolity & music freak. ROCKNPOD Weekend takes place August 14-16 in Nashville TN and inlcudes a preparty concert on Friday (08.14), ROCKNPOD Expo on...

We're thrilled to announce that STARZ will be appearing & performing at ROCKNPOD Weekend 2020! First, they will headline the ROCKNPOD Preparty Concert Friday August 14th at Mercy Lounge. This will be their first Nashville appearance since 1976! The following day they'll appear at the ROCKNPOD Expo at Hilton Nashville Airport for an on-stage panel and to meet with fans! During the Seventies when disco and punk were the rage, only a handful of bands were daring enough to play hard rock and heavy metal music. "You could almost count those bands on one hand," said Starz lead guitarist Richie Ranno. "They were Aerosmith, KISS, Queen, Ted Nugent, Starz and Angel. We kept the flame alive between the original hard rock...

We’re thrilled to announce that producer Toby Wright is returning to ROCKNPOD! 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 Wright   Toby is also the inventor of Taummhoms; 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 options once in the FREE TRIAL section allow you to customize your desired length of time you are wishing to sleep in 30 minute increments. The sounds compliment each other...

We’re proud to announce that keyboardist Gary Corbett will be returning to ROCKNPOD! Known by many for his tenure as live member of KISS and Cinderella, Gary is a Grammy Award winning musician and his contributed to over 27 albums. Additionally, Gary has worked with Lou Gramm (Foreigner) and all of Bob Marley’s son’s. He’s well-known as songwriting circles as the co-writer of the 80’s Cyndi Lauper hit, ‘She Bop’ Gary Corbett   Gary will be at the ROCKNPOD Expo Saturday August 15th at Hilton Nashville Airport! ROCKNPOD Weekend takes place August 14-16 in Nashville TN and inlcudes a preparty concert on Friday (08.14), ROCKNPOD Expo on Saturday (08.15), Rock n Roll Double Feature Screening on Saturday night(08.15), and Punchlines & Backlines Comedy Show on...

We’re thrilled to announce that ACCEPT drummer Christopher Williams will be joining us at ROCKNPOD 2020! 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. Christopher Williams   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 Nashville, Tennessee...

Excited to welcome back Drew Fortier 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 front man 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. Drew Fortier 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 film Her Name Was Christa (2020). Fortier is also the author of Dark, Depressing, and Hilarious...