The Return of The Pure Rock Shop!!!

The Pure Rock Shop returns bigger, brighter and bolder than ever!  We will bring you CD reviews of the greatest hard rock and heavy metal bands on the planet!  In addition,...

James LaBrie Interview

Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie has always anticipated doing a solo album, but it was not until Magna Carta Records approached him that that dream became a reality.  Ironically, it was...

Megadeth: Al Pitrelli Interview

After almost two years of playing with Megadeth, guitarist Al Pitrelli seems to have found a new home, considering himself a full-time and fully dedicated member of Megadeth. But when asked...
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Chuck Garric and Calico Cooper of Beasto Blanco Interview

Coming off two hot and steamy performances on the 2017 Monsters of Rock Cruise, Beasto Blanco members Chuck Garric and Calico Cooper (both members of the Alice Cooper Band) discuss their...
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Jeff Pilson Interview

Jeff Pilson discusses Foreigner's upcoming release of "Foreigner with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus," current tour plans including more symphony dates, as well as Foreigner's current tour and this summer's...
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An Interview with Katrina Chester of LUXX

After watching her perform at a New Jersey club over five years ago while visiting a friend in New York, guitarist Ian Hatton (Bonham) pursued vocalist Katrina Chester until the band...

Melodic Rock Festival 5 – Part 2

While we hadn't traveled nearly as far as many of those in attendance at Melodic Rock Fest 5 (just one time zone and a one hour flight from Pittsburgh), we found...
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Eric Martin of Mr. Big Talks “Live from Milan”, Scrap Metal and Solo Tour

The Pure Rock Shop caught up with Eric Martin from Mr. Big to discuss the band's new double album and DVD set Live from Milan featuring more than 20 songs performed at...
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Nathan James of Inglorious Interview

Nathan James of Inglorious took the time recently to talk with Kara from The Pure Rock Shop for 91.7FM WNJR in Washington, PA (and online at www.wnjr.org) about the bands' experiences...

An Interview with Mike Tramp

Mike Tramp says that his philosophy on life is that "you gotta take the good with the bad," but whether he is playing in front of a handful of dedicated fans...
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Billy Duffy of The Cult Interview

The Cult's guitarist Billy Duffy discusses the band's new album Hidden City, and current US Tour.  During our discussion, he reminds us that while we are most familiar with the iconic...
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Keith Nelson of Buckcherry

After a scorching self-titled release on Dreamworks Records, hard rock's new torchbearers have returned, mixing their varied influences into an energetic, sexy, and adrenalized sophomore release entitled Time Bomb. And while...