Zakk Sabbath & The Native Howl – Pittsburgh, PA 1/9/2024

Much like my last visit to the Roxian, a male dominated crowed poured in to the theater for a night of heavy metal mayhem.  Upon fighting my way through the general...

The Fifth – Turtle Creek, PA – 3/28/2022

There's a little club in Turtle Creek, PA just outside of Pittsburgh, that you wouldn't even notice without having it plugged into your GPS.  The red steel door leads to a...

Iron Maiden, Queensryche & Halford

Rob Halford As with Iron Maiden, Rob Halford’s set was not a rehashing of the hits but more a celebration of classic Priest and an introduction to Halford’s powerful “Resurrection” release. “Resurrection”...

Monsters of Rock Cruise – Dominican Republic – 5/1/2023

Upon arrival at port in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, we opted to see the island on an excursion that brought us hiking and adventuring down natural waterslides at the Damajuaga waterfalls.Signing...

ROCK FOR RONNIE – Woodland Hills, CA – 5/19/2024

The Rock for Ronnie event took place yesterday, May 19, 2024, at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills, CA. This annual concert is hosted by radio and TV personality Eddie Trunk,...

Monsters of Rock Cruise – Day 5 at Sea – 3/6/2024

I most definitely needed the carpet in the elevator to tell me which day of the week it was, but I didn't need anyone to remind me that it was our...

THE DEAD DAISIES announce North American Tour with Special Guest DIZZY REED’S HOOKERS &...

THE DEAD DAISIES are returning to North America!  After a Sold-Out UK & European tour, the band are looking forward to rocking out with their US & Canadian fans! Their current...

M3 Rock Festival – Day 3 was the “Bomb” – July 4, 2021 –...

The third and final day of the M3 Rock Festival kicked off with Little Ceasar. I can still remember the cassette I wore out playing their version of the soul classic "Chain...

Live/Loud Tour with Tom Keifer, Winger, and John Corabi – Pittsburgh, PA – 7/1/2023

In epic follow-up to last year's Sonic Slam Tour, Tom Keifer (Cinderella) returned to Pittsburgh on the Live/Loud Tour with Winger and a solo performance from John Corabi (The Dead Daisies, Motley...

Bret Michaels Band – Greensburg, PA – 11/25/2022

Fans woke from their Turkey Day food comas to get to The Palace Theater in Greensburg, PA for an evening of singing and dancing along to Poison classics with the Bret Michaels...
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Steve Vai Discusses the Generation Axe Tour

Guitarist Steve Vai caught up with The Pure Rock Shop on 91.7 FM WNJR to discuss life on the road with Nuno Bettencourt, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde and Tobin Abasi for...
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Great White – Erie 7-14-17

The Great White Band (lead singer Terry Ilous, guitarist Mark Kendall (who we spoke with recently), the multi-talented Michael Lardie, drummer Audie Desbrow and bassist Scott Snyder) headlined the main stage...