Melodic Rock Festival 5 – Chicago, IL

The MelodicRock Fest began on Thursday, May 3, 2018 for those who were lucky enough to secure VIP ticket packages. The evening's marquee promised special intimate appearances from Cassidy Paris, The...
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Loudness – Monsters of Rock Cruise

The Pure Rock Shop reveled in the chance to see Arkira Takasaki, Minoru Niihara, Masayoshi Yamashita and Masayuki Suzuki of the legendary Loudness on Monsters of Rock Cruise! The band was tight, heavy and...

Grand Rocktember VI – Hinkley, MN – 9-6-18

Grand Rocktember VI at the Grand Casino Amphitheater in Hinkley, MN kicked off strong with an extra day this time around, beginning on Thursday, September 6 with VAIN fronted by Davy...
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Geoff Tate, Diesel 2-22-2017

From the moment he took the stage wearing a tie and vest and holding a tamborine, you knew it was going to be a different kind of show...but as his iconic...

Steel Panther – May 2, 2018 – Pittsburgh, PA

Bringing the Sunset Strip to Pittsburgh, without a doubt Steel Panther has given new meaning to the phrase "Lowering the Bar" with tongue-in-cheek originals like "Poontang Boomerang" and "Community Property."Seriously though...
Black Label Society – Pittsburgh, PA

Black Label Society – Pittsburgh, PA

A crowd of Black Label Society dwellers of all ages gathered for a night of loud guitars and heavy hitting vocals and BLS certainly delivered. Wylde the one time metal pretty boy kicked...

Interview with Inga Rudin of the Lola Montez band

The Pure Rock Shop caught up with the Nashville-based Lola Montez band this past weekend in Wooster, Ohio at HighVol Music's Summerbash, and we are happy to report that the band has...
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Lita Ford & Jack Russell’s Great White – Butler, PA – August 17, 2019

The evening kicked off with local openers 13 Stories performing favorites from Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, Def Leppard, and more as they warmed up the crowd for Jack Russell's Great White and headliner Lita Ford at...

Foreigner, Whitesnake and Jason Bonham – June 10, 2018 – Akron, Ohio

The Pure Rock Shop caught up with the "Juke Box Heroes" tour at Blossom in Cuyahoga Falls (Akron) Ohio on Tuesday, July 10th where a crowd of over 15,000 were in...

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,...

Rocklanta – Friday, March 29, 2019

Brad Lee Entertainment, known for the annual Sleazy Sunday post-party following the M3 Rock Festival in Maryland, brought 14 bands, and hundreds of fans together at Atlanta, Georgia's Center Stage, home of...
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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...