Photographer Mark Weiss Releases “The Decade that Rocked”

Photo by Mark Weiss
Photo by Mark Weiss

The Decade That Rocked takes rock music fans back to an era of musical excess, where photographer Mark Weiss lived at the heart of it all, documenting the most excessive bands as they welcomed him on the road, on the stage, and even in their homes.

Fans of legendary artists like Van Halen, Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, and Twisted Sister as well as countless others whose sound and look defined the era will be delighted to devour images from the period’s most historic concerts, tours, and multiplatinum album covers.  The chronological overview even includes never-before-seen treasures and stories that may be just as wild as the spandex and hairspray.

The Decade That Rocked

The Pure Rock Shop was honored to catch up with Mark to learn more about his unique perspective behind the lens during The Decade That Rocked.

Listen in to our interview to learn more about the book and the evolution of his passion for photography, as well as some great stories about the friendships he developed with over-the-top music legends like Ozzy and how he happened to meet Keith Richards (through Keith’s drug dealer).  Looking for a coffee table book for your favorite rock fan, you’ve found it.  In fact, Mark even found himself a coffee table to fit the book…

Listen in to our interview with Mark “Weissguy” Weiss here:


Ready to get your own copy of this chart-topping book?  Go to to order now as Amazon hasn’t been able to keep them in stock.  And, as if the book isn’t enough, check out THE WEISSGUY pilot featuring Chip Z’ Nuff and Brian Wheat from Tesla, and look for his new line of skateboards and women’s shirts with some of your favorite rock stars like Steven Adler and maybe even Sebastian Bach.

Check out a video preview here and follow Mark at (IG @thedecadethatrocked) and (IG  @markweissguy).  And of course don’t forget to follow us at (IG @ThePureRockShop).