6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca: Joey Cassata

After a long year of frustration and troubleshooting, 6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca is BACK! Featuring an all new studio set-up and improved interview recording quality, the show continues with the theme of connecting it’s host to a number of notable performers and artists along with in depth interviews. Past guests have included Vernon Reid, Alex Skolnick, and John Macaluso.

This week welcomes the return of ZO2 drummer, Joey Cassata. Topics include his stints on Broadway, his #1 best selling book on Amazon, and touring with Eric Martin and Steve Augeri. Joey is a hysterical interview with a lot of great stories. Definitely NSF for work! This episode of 6 degrees with Paul LaPlaca originally aired Live on Pure Rock Radio December 3rd, 2019.

6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca: Marco Sfogli of Icefish

Paul LaPlaca and his Six Degrees of Rock N’ Roll separation return after a summer/fall hiatus, on a new day and time live (Thursdays at 9pm EST)! This week Paul welcomes Italian guitarist MARCO SFOGLI from progressive metal band ICEFISH! Also music from Devin Townsend Band, John Macaluso and Union Radio, Dahli’s Dilema, Icefish, Living Colour, Von LMO, October Thorns, Matt Guillory and The Elba Triangle doing a Tribal Tech cover. This episode of 6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio Thursday, January 10th, 2019.

Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3: New Metal Round-Up II

It’s nearly -30 Celsius here in Saskatoon during this show this week, so ALL SYSTEMS GO! Let’s warm up with another “New Metal Round-up“! Brand NEW hard rock and heavy metal from Queensryche, Within Temptation (Feat. Anders Friden), Toque, Bedlem​, Kalidia​, Owl Company, Aftermath​, All Hail The Yeti, Nita Strauss​, BillyBio​, Amongst the Giants​, Dire Peril, TrollWar, P.O.D., Warkings, Brothers of Metal, The Three Tremors (Feat. Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, Sean Peck & Harry Conklin), KOSM​, Memphis May Fire​, Cryptopsy​, Nanowar Of Steel, Last Union​ (Feat. James LaBrie​), Atria​, Einherjer, Wrath​ and more! This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio November 16th, 2018.

Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3: Murray Cuthbertson (UNTIMELY DEMISE) & New Metal Round-Up

An interview with UNTIMELY DEMISE bass player Murray Cuthbertson this week. We chat about new album “No Promise Of Tomorrow,” his brother Matt and INTO ETERNITY, guests on this album, and the state of music from the point of view of an indie metal band. Also, it’s “New Metal Round-up” once again! New and upcoming Hard Rock and Metal releases from Stephen Pearcy, Red Dragon Cartel, Burning Witches, Fractal Cypher, Orion’s Reign (Feat. Ripper Owens), Seven Thorns, Them, Where’s My Bible, Witherfall, Ashes Of Ares, Everwave, Defective Paradox, Natal Pride, Greystone Canyon, Shark Infested Daughters, We Hunt Buffalo and more. This edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio November 9th, 2018.

Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3: Saskatoon Screamfest IV, New Rock & Heavy Metal

A big weekend around Saskatoon with the 4th annual Saskatoon Screamfest returning all weekend. To Celebrate, Rich spins tracks from some bands performing this year like Protosequence, Maelstrom Vale, Juliet Ruin and New Jacobin Club. Also local metal band Untimely Demise celebrate the release of their new album ‘No Promise Of Tomorrow‘ with an album release party this Saturday (11/03/2018), so it makes sense to debut two new tracks today on the show. No shortage of NEW rock and heavy metal from the likes of Striker, Westfield Massacre, Millennial Reign, Nozomu Wakai’s Destina, Doom Machine, Roxanne, Shotgun Rodeo, The Lazys, Red Cain (Feat. Kobra Paige), Schramm, Slipknot, Ryan Roxie, Warrel Dane, Heaven’s Trail, The Unity and Fifth Angel. Plus great tunes from Mors Subita, Tommy Paris Band, King Diamond, Queen and a “Request” from Bytor in the chat room for classic Blue Oyster Cult. This week’s edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio November 2nd, 2018.

Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3: Mixed Bag Episode

New and Classic Rock/Metal this week on another “Mixed Bag Edition.” To acknowledge many new album releases today (10/19/2018) and the remainder of Rocktober, Rich plays a bunch of NEW tunes. Including music from Disturbed, Psycostick, Bonfire, Dark Sky Choir, Amaranthe, Saliva, Amongst The Giants, Striker, Hail Sagan, Soulfly, The Dead Daisies, Fight The Fury, Mongol, Synlakross, Midnite City and Reece. In addition, classic tracks from Infectious Grooves, Faster Pussycat, L.A. Guns, Ozzy Osbourne, David Lee Roth, Queensryche, Tesla, Hurricane, AC/DC, Danger Danger, Kingdom Come, Ratt, Badlands, Aerosmith, Stage Dolls, Motley Crue and Brighton Rock. This week’s edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio October 19th, 2018.

Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3: New Rocktober (Part One)

Rich returns after his first summer break in 20 years. To celebrate “Rocktober 2018,” it’s a full show of NEW rock and metal. New rockers from Wilson, Hespera, Into Eternity, Electric Boys, Arion, U.D.O., London, Reece, Amoriello (w/Vinny Appice), JOANovARC, Nashville Pussy, Mass, Gama Bomb, Texas Metal Outlaws, High on Fire, Daddy Rock, Axxis, Dee Snider (Live), Obsidian (Canada), Icarus Witch, Wolfheart, Primal Fear, Days To Come, Mike Tramp, Danko Jones, Metal Allegiance (w/John Bush), Skull Fist, All Against, Stoke the Fire, Blue Felix, Rise to Fall and Wrath. Plus a Chatroom REQUEST for Kobra and the Lotus from Lord Bytor! This week’s edition of Rich Embury’s R3TROGRAD3 originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio October 5th, 2018.

6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca: Vernon Reid (Living Colour)

This week guitar virtuoso Vernon Reid of Living Colour is on the show to chat about guitars, the latest Living Colour album “Shade.” Their first album in eight years, recently listed as one of Pure Rock Radio’s Top 100 Hard Rock and Metal Albums of 2017! This episode of 6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio Tuesday, January 16th, 2018.

6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca: Matt Guillory

This week Paul is joined by progressive metal keyboardist Matt Guillory. Matt has played with James Labrie (of Dream Theater) on his solo albums and is on the show to promote his own NEW solo music. Matt’s recent releases include single “Inside” (In heavy rotation here at Pure Rock Radio) and the world broadcast premiere of brand new single “Wake Up Call” here on the show! This episode of 6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio Tuesday, January 9th, 2018.

6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca: Alex Skolnick (Testament)

This week Alex Skolnick of the legendary band Testament joins the show. Also lots of great Metal and info to keep ya goin for another week! This episode of 6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018.

6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca: To The Sixth Degree

Paul LaPlaca is back with another great week of great classics, hard rock and metal. Tune in to find out how many great bands are related to Paul by Six Degrees of Separation. Music this week from Styx, Ozzy Osbourne, Damn Yankees, Night Ranger, Sons Of Apollo, Icefish, Matt Guillory, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Symphony X, Nevermore, Devin Townsend Project, Steve Vai, Ark, Voyager, James LaBrie, Cloud Kicker, Teseract, and Lemur Voice. This episode of 6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio Tuesday, December 12th, 2017.

6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca: Joey Cassata (Zo2)

This week Paul is joined again by his co-host and son, as they take a trip down the six degree lane. Special rescheduled guest Joey Cassata from Zo2 joins the show for a hilarious chat about their shared memories, Joey’s current projects (One that includes Gilbert Gottfried) and more! Music from Night Ranger, KISS, Savatage, Paul LaPlaca himself, Journey, Ozzy Osbourne, Creations End, DGM, Devin Townsend Project, Gods Of Fire, Zo2, and Seven Wiser. This episode of 6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio Tuesday, December 5th, 2017.

6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca: Drivin Music

This week Paul, with his Son in the co-host seat, discusses more rock n’ roll relationships by way of Six Degrees of Separation! Plus great music from Night Ranger, Journey, Paul LaPlaca himself, KISS, Zo2, October Thorns, AdrianGale, Von LMO, Pain Of Salvation, Devin Townsend Project, Creations End, Gods Of Fire, Dream Theater, DGM, Dio, Queensryche, Icefish and Sons Of Apollo! This episode of 6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio Tuesday, November 28th, 2017.

6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca: John Macaluso

This week host Paul LaPlaca is joined by talented drummer John Macaluso for a chat. Also music from AC/DC (RIP Malcolm Young), Von LMO, John Macaluso And Union Radio, Paul LaPlaca, The Void, Until Destiny, October Thorns, Labyrinth, Stone Leaders, Tripsonic, Ark, Starbreaker, and Yngwie J. Malmsteen. This episode of 6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio Tuesday, November 21st, 2017.

6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca: Vic Rivera & Jamie Rowe (AdrianGale)

Welcome to the DEBUT show for 6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca here on Pure Rock Radio! This week, special guests Vic Rivera (Poley/Rivera) and Jamie Rowe (Guardian) of the band AdrianGale join the show to talk about the band and their shared musical history with host Paul LaPlaca (Bass). Also joined this week by Bill Visser of Psychoprism for a chat. Music provided by Von LMO, October Thorns, Without Warning, KISS, Zandelle, Chris Caffery, Danger Danger, John Macaluso and Union Radio, AdrianGale, Poley/Rivera, Psychoprism and Sons Of Apollo! This episode of 6 Degrees with Paul LaPlaca originally aired LIVE on Pure Rock Radio Tuesday, November 7th, 2017.