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Chris Caffery of TSO Talks Tour, Conditioning, Nutrition and More

Chris Caffery of Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Savatage took the time recently to provide The Pure Rock Shop with an in-depth interview regarding TSO's 2016...

Femme Fatale Shakes the Monsters of Rock Cruise

The afternoon sun was blaring on the Norwegian Pearl pool deck for the 2016 version of Femme Fatale on the 3rd day of the...

Great White – Monsters of Rock Cruise

So I've been a fan of Great White  for over 25 years. A fanatical fan to say the least. I used to get laryngitis after...

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...

The Winery Dogs – Monsters of Rock Cruise

Awesome as always, we had the opportunity to see the Winery Dogs twice and Richie Kotzen solo on the Monsters of Rock Cruise last week.  Loved Mike Portnoy's blue beard!Setlist:Oblivion Captain Love Hot...

SteelHeart – Monsters of Rock Cruise 10-3-16

My first experience seeing SteelHeart was at a sold out Akron Agora in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.  Their musicianship was was precise, crisp and energetic.  However,...

L.A. Guns – Monsters of Rock Cruise

We rode the elevator up to the pool stage show with Spike from the Quireboys, who jokingly told us that he'd just discovered that...

Listen to The Pure Rock Shop On 91.7FM WNJR and Online

The Pure Rock Shop can be heard on 91.7FM WNJR in Washington, PA and worldwide at www.wnjr.org. Drawing on his 35+ years of Heavy...

Quiet Riot – The Monsters of Rock Cruise

The Pure Rock Shop has seen Jizzy Pearl with Love/Hate, L.A. Guns, and RATT over the years. Sad to see that he's moving on from Quiet...

Pretty Maids – Monsters of Rock Cruise 10-1-16 and 10-4-16

Pretty Maids were one of the rare treats of the Monsters of Rock Cruise. This was our first getting to see Ronnie Atkins, Rene Shades, Ken Hammer and Allan...

John Corabi – Monsters of Rock Cruise

John Corabi has such a selection of great songs (and bands) to choose from there is an unwritten rule for me when it comes to...

Black N Blue on the Monsters of Rock Cruise

Black 'N Blue were once again a welcome "Sight for Sore Eyes" (and ears!) on the Monsters of Rock Cruise. The ever-smiling Jamie St. James, Young...