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Kazakhstan’s Holy Dragons Return with Civilizator

Kazakhstan’s ultimate metal band returns with their… FOURTEENTH album, two years after their last offering (“Dragon Inferno”). “Civilizator” can best be described as an overview of the band’s stylistic evolution during its...
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Nightwish Vehicle of Spirit Smashes European Charts

Nightwish rings in 2017 with the release of the DVD/CD set "Vehicle of Spirit" in North America on Friday January 6th.  Coming off the smashing success of the release throughout Europe...
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Johnny Dee Talks Doro, KICK, and Britny Fox

Drummer Johnny Dee caught up with The Pure Rock Shop on 91.7 FM WNJR in Washington/Pittsburgh (and on WNJR.org) to discuss Doro's celebration of Warlock's Triumph and Agony and upcoming festival plans,...
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Ryan Roxie of the Alice Cooper Band Interview

The Alice Cooper Band got up close and personal with their fans and showcased solo projects from various members at an intimate performance at Moondog's in Blawnox (Pittsburgh, PA) this Thursday...

Babylon A.D. Releases “Revelation Highway”

Featuring 10 tracks of the energetic classic hard rock the band is known for, REVELATION HIGHWAY is sure to please fans of the band’s classic early material. Formed in 1987, Babylon A.D. hail from...
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Mark Kendall of Great White Interview

Great White guitarist Mark Kendall discusses the addition of singer Terry Ilous, their live show, and the band's new album Full Circle.  Listen to Mark Kendall's in-depth interview with The Pure...
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Helloween Reunion in Mexico with Kiske, Hansen & Deris

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN — featuring seven musicians, including former vocalist Michael Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris and guitarist Sascha...
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Overkill Discusses The Grinding Wheel

Legendary New Jersey thrashers, OVERKILL, have recently announced their upcoming eighteenth album, "The Grinding Wheel", which will be released on February 10th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band have finally...
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Mr. Big – Pittsburgh 6-6-2017

Mr. Big, who has just launched their world tour in support of their upcoming July release of Defying Gravity, played an extensive set to a packed crowd at Jergel’s on Tuesday,...
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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...

Jeff Scott Soto Releases “Retribution”

  It has been 15 years since Frontiers first partnered up with Jeff Scott Soto on a release and in celebration of that anniversary, Frontiers Music Srl will release another new album...

Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big Interview

The Pure Rock Shop talks to one-time local guitarist Paul Gilbert about growing up outside of Greensburg, Pennsylvania before starting guitar school in Los Angeles and ultimately forming Mr. Big with...