The Final Day of M3 Rock Festival – May 8, 2022

Getting up before noon on a Sunday seemed an impossible task after the late night at the afterparty, but we couldn't miss our first opportunity to see Burning Witches live here in...

M3 Rock Festival – Day 2 – May 7, 2022

With the Extreme camp down for the count, our friend's from Enuff Z’Nuff joined the party on the second day of the M3 Rock Festival.  Despite the rain and fatigue from the...

M3 Rock Festival – The Traditional KIX-Off – May 6, 2022

M3 Rock Festival kicked off on Friday evening with a VIP performance from Count’s 77, featuring Danny Koker of the popular television show Counting Cars.  We didn't arrive in time to catch...

Skid Row Introduces New Frontman Erik Gronwall – Las Vegas – 3/26/2022

Sometimes things happen for a reason.  While the original plan had been to see the Scorpions and Queensryche over the Fourth of July holiday in 2020, Covid had other plans for...

Foreigner Residency at the Venetian – Las Vegas – 3/25/2022

It's been about four years since I've had a chance to catch Foreigner live.  A long time, given that I sometimes see them play more than once in a year, but...

Monsters of Rock Cruise – The Final Day – 2/13/2022

The fifth and final day of the cruise was a day at sea, and for me it was a bit more scaled back than most when it came to shows.  This...

Monsters of Rock Cruise – Day 3 “at Sea” – 2/11/2022

Our third day was a travel day on the high seas.  On a typically cruise, that would mean spending way too much time at the buffet or relaxing by the pool,...

Adrian Vandenberg Recaps the Monsters of Rock Cruise and Tells us What’s Next for...

After bringing the band Vandenberg back in 2020 with a new album and a new line-up, the pandemic stalled any plans for touring.  In fact, the band had only performed one...

Monsters of Rock Cruise – Cocoa Cay – 2/10/2022

Despite a long sail away day, I was up early to check in for the first photo experience on the cruise.  Sadly, many bands weren't able to participate this time around,...

Monsters of Rock Cruise – Sail Away Day – 2/9/2022

We set sail on February 9th out of the port of Miami on the long-anticipated Monsters of Rock Cruise.  With multiple attempts to get this boat a float, this launch was...

Monsters of Rock Cruise Pre-Party – Miami, FL – 2/8/2022

On Tuesday, February 8th cruisers gathered in Miami with celebrations of negative Covid tests that offered up a green light for the fun to begin.  Who knew so much negativity would...

Chris Caffery discusses the “Embrace the Unknown” from Spirts of Fire

The Pure Rock Shop caught up with guitarist Chris Caffery to discuss the sophomore release from Spirits Of Fire.  Listen in to the full interview to hear more about how Chris...