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The Cult – Goodyear Theater – Akron, OH 5-12-2017

The Pure Rock Shop had been building up the excitement for our area’s only performance by The Cult on their North American tour in...
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Rock the Arena II – U.T. Savage Arena – Toledo, OH

The Rock the Arena event in Toledo, Ohio at the Savage Arena, may be the University of Toledo’s way of encouraging alumni to visit the...
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Geoff Tate, Diesel 2-22-2017

From the moment he took the stage wearing a tie and vest and holding a tamborine, you knew it was going to be a...
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The Pure Rock Shop Top Albums of 2016

Yes, another list of the best albums of 2016 by a self-professed bunch of music experts. The Pure Rock Shop Top Albums of 2016 were hashed...
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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...
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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...
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Accept Returns Restless and Live

Metal icons, Accept, recently made the release of their new live package called "Restless And Live", public. This package will include the entire show...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...