Todd La Torre of Queensryche Discusses “The Verdict” from MORC 2019

Queensryche vocalist Todd La Torre caught up with Kara from The Pure Rock Shop for an interview for WNJR 91.7FM out of Washington, PA somewhere in the North Atlantic Ocean this past...
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KIX – December 17, 2017 – Pittsburgh, PA

When a band’s Facebook profile lists their biography as “The best damn rock band you will ever see live,” one may think that they are full of themselves, and perhaps they...

Kingdom Come – Pittsburgh, PA – 10/17/2018

Formed in 1987, the hard rock band Kingdom Come was released their first single "Get It On" which held a stranglehold on rock radio in early 1988, prompting their self-titled debut album...
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Hair Metal Heaven Festival – Hull, U.K. August 25-27, 2017

The Hair Metal Heaven festival took place in Kinston Upon Hull (commonly known as Hull), a three hour train ride from London, England (and perhaps an entertaining car ride for those...
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SteelHeart – Monsters of Rock Cruise 10-3-16

My first experience seeing SteelHeart was at a sold out Akron Agora in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.  Their musicianship was was precise, crisp and energetic.  However, the vocal prowess and mere stage presence...

Judas Priest, Saxon, Black Star Riders – Covelli Centre – 3-15-18

Black Star Riders Many of those in attendance the at Covelli were unaware of the pedigree of the Black Star Riders, who feature Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham, Ricky Warwick from the Almighty,...
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John Corabi – Monsters of Rock Cruise

John Corabi has such a selection of great songs (and bands) to choose from there is an unwritten rule for me when it comes to the Monsters of Rock Cruise to never miss one...

Nita Strauss – Pittsburgh, PA – May 22, 2019

Nita Strauss headlined her first solo show in Pittsburgh at the Hard Rock Cafe on Wednesday evening just days after the venue hosted her Alice Cooper bandmate Chuck Garric's band Beasto...
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Tom Keifer – January 28, 2018 – Pittsburgh, PA

Tom Keifer made good on his promise to return to Jergel’s in Warrendale (Pittsburgh), PA after he was forced to cancel his October show due to severe dehydration.  The sold out...

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When Alice comes out to play, he often invites the audience to enthusiastically witness strangulations, beheadings, beatings, and stabings, but now, with the addition of his latest masterpiece, Brutal Planet (Spitfire),...
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Tom Keifer – October Warrendale, PA Show Rescheduled

The third hard rock show to sell-out this week at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille was set to featured headliner Tom Keifer, who is on tour in anticipation of his band’s upcoming release of...
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The Winery Dogs – Monsters of Rock Cruise

Awesome as always, we had the opportunity to see the Winery Dogs twice and Richie Kotzen solo on the Monsters of Rock Cruise last week.  Loved Mike Portnoy's blue beard!Setlist:Oblivion Captain Love Hot Streak How Long Time Machine Empire The Other Side I'm No Angel Desire Elevate...