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Richie Kotzen – Pittsburgh, PA 5-10-2017

Hot on the heels of an impressive jaunt with The Winery Dogs, Richie Kotzen is touring the states in support of his latest solo release Salting Earth.  The Pure Rock Shop...

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Pittsburgh

In celebration of the Christmas season and their latest release The Lost Christmas Eve, Trans-Siberian Orchestra visited Pittsburgh (to a sold-out crowd) this past Thursday for an amplified evening packed with...
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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...

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...

Slaughter – May 20, 2018 – Pittsburgh, PA

For nearly thirty years, it has always been a treat to catch Slaughter live from packed amphitheaters to intimate clubs, and last night’s show at Jergel’s was no exception.  Frontman and...
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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...

Sammy Lee from Red Reign discusses Local Performances with Winger and Tesla

The Pure Rock Shop caught up with drummer Sammy Lee from Virginia-based Red Reign to discuss the band's upcoming performances with Winger at Jergel's on March 16th and shows with Tesla in Erie,...

An Update from Kip Winger on the Beach at Labadee, Haiti on MORC 2019

Kip Winger caught up with Kara from The Pure Rock Shop for an interview for WNJR 91.7FM out of Washington, PA on the Private Island of Labadee, Haiti this past week...
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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...

Jack Russell’s Great White – March 23, 2018 – Northfield, OH

Jack Russell’s Great White performed at Hard Rock Live at the Hard Rock Rocksino in Cleveland, Ohio to a packed crowd in support of headliners and his longtime friends Warrant for...

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,...