Special Guests

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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 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...

NASHVILLE’S ROCKNPOD EXPO ALIGNS WITH PBX - PLAYBACK INDEPENDENT MUSIC EXPO TO INCLUDE PBX PANELS AS PART OF 2019 EVENT. For Immediate Release 3/15/19 Nashville, TN Nashville Rock N Pod Expo 3 is returning bigger and better for its third year in 2019, have announced a partnership with PBX – Playback Independent Music Expo, to incorporate educational music business panels into their 2019 event, August 10th, 2019, including PBX Founder Thom Hazaert, who has been announced as a guest at ROCKNPOD 2019. August 9th and 10th at the Nashville Airport Marriott, ROCKNPOD is a Nashville weekend celebration of all things ROCK, METAL, and PODCASTING, featuring Rock and Metal musicians and personalities on hand for signings, photo ops, and live onstage panel discussions, and many of...

We’re excited to announce that Memphis rock trio Under the Radar will be joining us at ROCKNPOD Opening for bands like Kansas, Loverboy, .38 Special, Saliva, Better Than Ezra, LA Guns, and Bret Michaels, Under The Radar has proven that they can hold their own on the big stages. The most amazing thing though is that they’re just 14, 15, and 16 years old. You may have heard from some that rock is dead, well Under The Radar is here to let you know that rock-n-roll is alive and well. UTR formed in August of 2014 and they played their first show one month later. There was no denying that something special was happening. When they met, they were only 10, 11...

We’re excited to announce thatt Ben & Dakota from Denman will be joining us at ROCKNPOD! Formed in the spring of 2016 by brothers Ben and Dakota Denman, recent Nashville transplants from upstate NY who had a vision: to take the Nashville music scene by storm. With hard rock/ heavy metal songs that are full of energy, Denman is gaining popularity through the local rock scene. With influences such as Metallica, Motley Crue, and the mighty Van Halen, they'll put on a show full of energy that takes you back in time. Their sound is rounded out by the Swedish heavy hitter on drums, Ted Karol, and fellow Nashville Hard Rocker, Robbie Crede on bass. With guitar solos that will take you...

We’re excited to announce that Ricky Dover Jr (Biters) will be joining us at ROCKNPOD!e Ricky is a rock musician from Nashville TN. RD was born in Houston TX, but spent his formative years growing up in the eclectic college town of Knoxville TN. A happenstance of piano lessons at an early age sparked a lifelong interest in music. By age 14, after pilfering his father’s record collection, RD began being mentored by several local guitar gurus and started gigging locally with several bands. Following graduating from MTSU in spring 2010 with a degree in Music Production, RD was recruited by Atlanta’s The Booze, and helped the band finish their final album, “At Maximum Volume.” Returning to Nashville in 2011, RD worked...

We’re excited to announce that Kenny Olson will be joining us again this year at ROCKNPOD! Olson has chops, sure, but he matches that with instinct and passion, grit and originality. All of that is heard on KENNY OLSON CARTEL, the Nashville-based axeman’s first full-scale solo album on an eye-popping resume that includes a founding tenure in Kid Rock’s Twisted Brown Trucker Band as well numerous appearances on the Experience Hendrix Tour and live or recording collaborations with the likes of Metallica, Aerosmith, Billy Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Run-DMC, Chaka Khan, Sheryl Crow, Faith Evans, Les Paul and the all-star group 7daybinge and more. Meet Kenny Olson at ROCKNPOD! $10.00 gets you in the door! Other guests at ROCKNPOD include current/former members of Angel,...

We’re excited to announce that Todd “Toddzilla” Austin will be joining us again this year at ROCKNPOD! For over three decades, the tall purple man known as “Toddzilla” has been a unique part of the Nashville musical landscape. His skills as a guitarist and performer--along with his lengthy tenure in the rock ‘n’ roll trenches of Music City--have earned him titles like “Legend” and “Nashville Icon.” Those in the know in the most musical city in America have no doubt about who he is. He walks his own path with his unique and daring image, cultivated to embody the funkiness of his music; it always gets him noticed immediately. Toddzilla’s hairstyle has become as iconic in Nashville as Michael Jackson’s glove. A...

We’re excited to announce that Eerie Von (Danzig/Samhain) will be joining us at ROCKNPOD! Eerie is a founding member and bass player of Samhain and Danzig, photographer, artist, and author of the book Misery Obscura. Meet Eerie Von at ROCKNPOD! $10.00 gets you in the door! Other guests at ROCKNPOD include current/former members of Angel, KISS, Tesla, Shinedown, STARZ, Tora Tora, Korn, Winger, Loudness, Keel, Beautiful Creatures, Kik Tracee, Bang Tango, and more to be announced. Over 25 rock themed podcast will be on-site recording and meeting listeners! A ROCKNPOD museum will be on-site showing off stage played gear from some of your favorite bands! Also, numerous vinyl and memorabilia dealers will be on hand selling the best in all-things-Rock! ROCKNPOD takes place Saturday August 25,...