Special Guests

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We’re thrilled to announce that guitarist Kenny Olson will be returning as a guest for the Nashville ROCKNPOD Expo! Kenny Olson is a multi-platinum guitarist from Detroit, Michigan, who has performed with Aerosmith, Metallica, Run DMC, Hank Williams, Jr. Sheryl Crow, Billy Gibbons, Billy Cox, Buddy Miles, Les Paul, Buddy Guy, Bootsy Collins, Chaka Khan, Faith Evans, and Mick Mars.  He was Kid Rock’s lead guitarist for eleven years performing around the world with dozens of television appearances, including the GRAMMYs and Super Bowl XXXVIII. Kenny is currently lead guitarist for BEYOND THE WALL, the Pink Floyd experience by THINK:EXP that includes live music and 360 Virtual Reality graphics in a dome venue. The all-star ensemble includes Olson, saxophonist Scott Page (Pink Floyd),...

We’re thrilled to announce that Megadeth bassist David Ellefson will be a guest at the Nashville ROCKNPOD Expo! From humble farm roots in rural Minnesota, David Ellefson has come a long way, literally and figuratively, to conquering stages around the world as bassist of thrash metal titans MEGADETH. Revered for his unique, hard-hitting playing style, and unwavering dedication to his musical craft, Ellefson has woven a vast professional tapestry as a bassist, songwriter, record producer, clinician and author. As a member of MEGADETH, he has been awarded 10 Grammy nominations, countless gold & platinum records and toured the world for the better part of 3 decades. In addition to Megadeth, David has lent his playing and writing abilities to several other recording...

We’re excited to announce that Australian-born rockers KAATO will be joining us at ROCKNPOD! KAATO is a modern hard rock band with a distinct 1970’s swagger and style. True believers in the power and glory of this music, the group creates ferocious new songs inspired by the best of rock’s Golden Age and performs them with the energy and abandon of emerging young musicians working hard to get their share. KAATO’s new album Slam! is a blast of fresh, stadium-filling rock and roll influenced by masters like Aerosmith, Boston, and Cheap Trick and continues the evolution of the sound those icons brought to the world. Originally formed in Sydney, Australia, KAATO is now based in Nashville, Tennessee. Guitarist/vocalist Kurt Lowney and...

We’re excited to announce that Lipstick Generation will kicking things off with a performance at our ROCKNPOD Preparty taking place Friday August 9th at the Nashville Airport Marriott! Lipstick Generation is a hard rock band from Nashville, TN. The band began in 2010 when lead vocalist and songwriter Greg Troyan began working with guitarist Billy Morris (Warrant/Quiet Riot/Paul Gilbert). The duo produced a 12 song demo of original songs written by Troyan in the classic hard rock style of bands like Kiss, Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy and Motley Crue. After completing the demo, Greg Troyan enlisted the help of bassist Stephen Smith to form a live version of the band and began performing shows in the Nashville area. At the time,...

We’re thrilled to announce that Memphis rockers Roxy Blue will joining us at ROCKNPOD! Formed in 1990, Roxy Blue was quickly a force to be reckoned with in the local music scene. Roxy Blue was soon signed to Geffen Records in 1992 by Tom Zutaut (GNR , Tesla , Motley Crue) and Doug Thaler with Top Rock Management (Motley Crue). Their debut album Want Some was produced by Mike Clink (GNR, Whitesnake). In 2013, three albums were released via FnA Records: Want Some More, Stripped and Live At Nightmoves. The recordings on Want Some More are demos of songs that were going to be for Roxy Blue‘s sophomore album release. The recordings on Stripped are some of the Roxy Blue classics...

We’re thrilled to announce that producer Toby Wright will joining us at 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 will be on hand at the Nashville ROCKNPOD Expo for a signing/meet & greet session with fans as well as recording with some of the many rock podcasts that will be recording on-site that day. Join us Saturday August 10th at the Nashville Airport Marriott for ROCKNPOD and meet Toby Wright! Save 25% off admission using the code ROCKNPOD25 (expires 05.15) Tickets/VIP Available now at www.nashvillerocknpodexpo.com/ticketing Book your discounted room on-site! www.nashvillerocknpodexpo.com/venue...

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...

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 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...