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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...

Alice Cooper

When Alice comes out to play, he often invites the audience to enthusiastically witness strangulations, beheadings, beatings, and stabings, but now, with the addition of his latest masterpiece, Brutal Planet (Spitfire),...
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Samantha 7 – Buffalo, NY

In support of their Columbia Portrait debut, Samantha 7 has hit the road to tour the US over two and a half months, after which they plan to tour Europe. TPRS.com...
Def Leppard - Burgettstown, PA

Def Leppard – Burgettstown, PA

Def Leppard is one of the many bands that got huge in the eighties, experimented, and then came back to their roots. Despite internal tragedy and external roadblocks, the band has...
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Iron Maiden, Queensryche & Halford

Rob Halford As with Iron Maiden, Rob Halford’s set was not a rehashing of the hits but more a celebration of classic Priest and an introduction to Halford’s powerful “Resurrection” release. “Resurrection”...
Black Label Society – Pittsburgh, PA

Black Label Society – Pittsburgh, PA

A crowd of Black Label Society dwellers of all ages gathered for a night of loud guitars and heavy hitting vocals and BLS certainly delivered. Wylde the one time metal pretty boy kicked...