Greg Renoff, author of Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Party Band Saved Heavy Metal, will be appearing at the Nashville Rock n Pod Expo. Greg’s book has become a go-to for fans of Van Halen due to it’s deep detail of the band’s early days. He’s no stranger to rock podcasting as well; appearing on numerous shows to converse and promote the book. Greg will be appearing at BJ Kramp’s Rock and/or Roll podcast booth. Be sure to stop by, grab a book, and meet up with a true Van Halen expert!

More on Greg:

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 The Big Tent: The Traveling Circus in Georgia, 1820-1930 and Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal. His writing has appeared in, Guitar World, LA Weekly and Vulture, and he and his work have been profiled in Salon, Maxim, and the Boston Herald. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with his wife and two daughters.

The Nashville Rock n Pod Expo, a gathering of rock podcasters from all over North America, takes place Saturday August 26, 2017 at the Music Valley Event Center in Nashville, TN. Podcasts that celebrate the likes of KISS, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, Metallica, Megadeth, Poison, Motley Crue, The Monkees, Cheap Trick, and many, many more will be on-site recording throughout the day. Vinyl and memorabilia dealers will also be on hand to sell the coolest in rock n roll goods. In addition, several rock personalities and celebrities will be there throughout the day for signing/meet & greet sessions with attendees of the expo.

Be sure to get your 1 hour early admission by going to and get first crack at some sweet vinyl and memorabilia as well as the opportunity to meet great rock personalities and podcasters. We hope to see you there!


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