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Queensryche, Armored Saint Rex Theater 12-7-16

The Pure Rock Shop caught up with Queensyche on their 2016 Condition Human tour with supporting acts Armored Saint and Midnight Eternal at the Rex Theater on Pittsburgh’s South Side this...
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Steel Panther Cleveland House of Blues 11-30-16

Warning, no safe rooms here!  Reminiscent of an era when spandex wasn’t just for Spanx and Aquanaut didn’t have an environmental warning, Steel Panther delivers over the top original songs that...
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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 Monsters of Rock Cruise - Monsterwood.  The...
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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 most shows when I was a teenager...
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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 Cruise! The band was tight, heavy and...
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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 Streak How Long Time Machine Empire The Other Side I'm No Angel Desire Elevate ...
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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, the vocal prowess and mere stage presence...
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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 Phil Lewis is his dad before he joined...
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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 Riot, we really enjoyed their two shows...
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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 Tschicaja perform live. Also, I was quite surprised...
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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 the Monsters of Rock Cruise to never miss one...

Sammy Hagar – Cleveland, OH

With a legendary name like Sammy Hagar (Van Halen, Montrose), one can only be left wondering if this seasoned rock star, who must be old enough to have fathered this twenty-four-year-old...