We’re excited to announce Nashville recording band EightBall will be performing at our ROCKNPOD Preparty Friday August 9th at the Nashville Airport Marriott! Eightball… “A modern band with a classic look and feel!” David Bush was fed up with an average band, playing average shows and wanted to start something extravagant and something special…EightBall. David spent several months searching the Southeast for not only good, seasoned musicians but also good performers. After many auditions, he brought in Drummer, Jared Qualls, Bass Veteran, Val Batts, and Guitarists, Chuck Gee and Greg Burnette…thus EightBall was born in 2017. EightBall can go from screamin’ loud dual guitar solos to soulful ballads and all points in between, while giving you EightBall fans one hell of a smoke...

We’re thrilled to announce that Jason Bieler of Saigon Kick will be joining us at ROCKNPOD! Hailing from Miami, Saigon Kick was formed in 1988 by Bieler and vocalist Matt Kramer along with bassist Chris McLernon and drummer Phil Varone. They gained a following on the local club scene and generated enough of a buzz to be signed to Third Stone records in 1990, and they released their first album in 1991. Their second album, The Lizard, released in 1992 spawned the band's biggest hit single, "Love Is on the Way", which garnered initial airplay on South Florida's WSHE.  They toured from summer 1992 to spring 1993, enjoying gold status sales for The Lizard. Later releases for Saigon Kick include the underrated...

We’re excited to announce ROCKNPOD Sponsor KLICK TEE SHOP! [embed]http://nashvillerocknpodexpo.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/klick-tee-shop_rocknpod2109%281%29.mp4[/embed] Founded by designer Ed Spangenberg, Klick Tee has been turning heads in the world of KISS fandom with their smart, deep cut designs related to the band’s history. We’ll let Ed take it from here! “As a fan of the hottest band in the world, I wanted to create a t-shirt line that I always wanted as a fan, but I have never seen before. My shirts are all designed by me as I take into consideration the history of the band and find those "deep cut" instances where I'm not just taking some random photo and slapping it on a tee. I research, sketch, and create my designs with Adobe Illustrator and...

ROCKNPOD is happy to announce that the lead singer, songwriter, guitar for the Southern California-based band Pump5, Steven Todd Barnett will be joining us at this year's edition of the expo. Steven has been writing and fronting this high-energy, in-your-face SoCal brand of rock all over the United States and parts of Canada for over ten years. Recently partnering with HiVol Music, Pump5’s new release, Full Service, dropped on April 5th, 2019. The writing styles of Barnett have been winning audiences over for years and promise to steamroll all who lend an ear. With a continuing touring schedule, the infectious sound of Pump5 will no doubt be coming to you, conquering one fan at a time, with the mantra, “Only three things...

We're overjoyed to welcome the I Love It LOUDcast podcast to ROCKNPOD! The show is hosted by Peter Cecere and Vinnie Falleti, and can be found free on iTunes, Podchaser.com, and Spotify. It is released twice monthly (with special episodes sprinkled in), focusing on hard rock and heavy metal and is hosted by 2 dudes just like you!  A fab podcast for the music fan in all of us! Chock full of witty banter, opinions, interviews and reviews covering everything and anything in the world of rock, hard rock, and heavy metal! DIG IT! Don’t miss your chance to meet Peter and Vinnie at ROCKNPOD in Nashville, TN on Saturday August 10th at the Nashville Airport Marriott! Tickets available now at www.nashvillerocknpodexpo.com/ticketing Book your room and...

We’re thrilled to announce that KIX & Rhino Bucket guitarist Brian “Damage” Forsythe will be joining us 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 of the podcasts on-site. Don’t miss your chance to meet...

We’re excited to announce that Drew Hannah and Jim Darby of Wildside will be joining us at ROCKNPOD! Singer/Songwriter Hannah and drummer Darby along with their bandmates released their debut album ‘Under the Influence’ in 1992 on Capitol Records. This killer album deserved much more attention but the progressive wave of grunge was overwhelming many great acts during this time. Wildside continued to tour for several years before parting ways in 1996. ‘Under The Influence’ was eventually re-released on ITunes and all digital formats in 2014 and continues to be a timeless album, rockin’ on IPods and MP3 players around the world. Both Drew and Jim, now living in the Nashville area, will be on-hand for a signing session as well as...

We’re thrilled to announce that Rick Ruhl of Every Mother’s Nightmare will be joining us at ROCKNPOD! Forming in the early 90's, EVERY MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE is no stranger to the music scene. After quickly arriving on the Memphis rock scene, word spread about their energy-packed live performances gaining them the attention of Clive Davis (Arista Records). After signing with Arista, EVERY MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE became staples on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball with their music videos for “Walls Come Down”, “Love Can Make You Blind”, and “House of Pain”. EVERY MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE received a great deal of national press and toured, promoting the first two albums, allowing them the chance to open for bands such as Cheap Trick and Dream Theater. They performed many...

We’re proud to announce that our friends with HighVolMusic will be joining us at ROCKNPOD! HighVolMusic is a premier Rock, Metal, and Country Rock independent music company recruiting Rock and Roll artists. HVM is distributed by AMPED/Alliance. Company founder Bill Chavis has over 20 years of experience in the music and entertainment business specializing in the independent field of music. Continually striving to release great music in a “make sense” approach, HighVolMusic is releasing music by Every Mother’s Nightmare, DC4 (featuring Rowan Robertson, Jeff Duncan), Billy Morris Band, Snake Eyes Seven, and many more. Be sure to stop by the HighVolMusic booth and get turned onto some killer independent music! Do YOU have a label and want to get in on the action?...

We’re thrilled to announce that Michael Sweet of Stryper will be joining us at ROCKNPOD! When you’ve fronted one of the most trailblazing groups of the MTV generation, written a stable of Billboard charting singles, filled arenas all the world over, said goodbye at the peak of it all, took stock in a thriving solo career, got the band back together for yet another record breaking run and even took a stint co-leading one of the most legendary classic rock acts ever, then you undoubtedly have a story to share. But there’s still much more to Michael Sweet than selling over eight million albums in Stryper or singing and guitar slinging for Boston, including an equally riveting behind the scenes...