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L.A. Guns – Pittsburgh – 7-20-2018

When The Pure Rock Shop caught up with vocalist Philip Lewis in advance of the show we knew we were in for some changes....

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...

Flotsam & Jetsam and HammerFall – May 31, 2018 – Pittsburgh, PA

Flotsam & Jetsam Flotsam & Jetsam returned to Pittsburgh at the Rex Theater only 18 months after their last visit across the street at Diesel...

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...

Melodic Rock Festival 5 – Part 3

If you haven't already, start at the beginning with an intro to the festival and Day 1 coverage, then check out Day 2, before moving...

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...

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...

Stryper – May 11, 2018 – Pittsburgh, PA

In support of their 10th studio album, God Damn Evil, Stryper performed at Jergel's on Thursday, May 10 hot on the heals of festival...

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...
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Nightwish – March 25, 2018 – Pittsburgh, PA

Fronted by the beautiful and talented Dutch singer Floor Jansen, Finland's Nightwish took fans on a 20-plus-year journey through the band's history on their...

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...
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Dixie Dregs – March 22, 2018 – Homestead, PA

I was first introduced to the Dixie Dregs when they were touring in support of Dream Theater back in 2000 on the Metropolis tour....