Dave Swanson is a writer and musician from Cleveland, Ohio. He has spent a lifetime obsessed with all things Rock & Roll. Dave has written for a variety of publications including Shindig!, Bucketful Of Brains, The Cleveland Scene and The Cleveland Plain Dealer. He hosts his own radio show, has promoted concerts and played in several bands including, but not limited to, Rainy Day Saints, New Salem Witch Hunters, The Cynics, Chamber Strings, Guided By Voices, Death Of Samantha, and Captain Groovy & His Bubblegum Army. Favorite bands-Cheap Trick, The Monkees, Sparks, Motorhead, Beach Boys, Rockpile, XTC,Van Der Graaf Generator, Sweet, Bob Dylan,etc. Favortie color- paisley. Sign-Scorpio. Favorite Movies-Love And Death, Don't Look Back & Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls. Political party-Mod & Rocker. Religion-Rock & Roll. His biggest regret is having no regrets. If not playing, writing, reading about, listening to, or discussing music, he is most likely dead.
The Faces Say Goodbye With ‘Live: Coast to Coast Overture and Beginners’
Rod Stewart and Faces released their last album, 'Live - Coast to Coast Overture and Beginners,' on Jan. 10, 1974.
The Story of the Faces’ Quick Demise
Many credit Rod Stewart's burgeoning solo career with ending the Faces' short life in December of 1975, but Stewart himself says that wasn't the only factor.
U2 Premiere ‘Volcano’ and Other Videos From ‘Films Of Innocence’
Despite Bono being temporarily sidelined thanks to a recent cycling accident in New York, U2 are forging ahead with their media blitz to promote their latest LP.
30 Years Ago: Hanoi Rocks Drummer Razzle Killed in Car Crash
Hanoi Rocks drummer Razzle (left in above photo) was killed on Dec. 8, 1984, in a tragic car accident.
Father Sings the Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’ To His Dying Infant
Music has a way of capturing, reflecting and reinforcing one's emotions. It's there with you in happy times -- and there to comfort in sadness.
Father of Brothers Jon, Tim and Andrew Farriss of INXS Has Died
Dennis Farriss, the father of brothers Jon, Tim and Andrew, has passed away.
Saxophonist Raphael Ravenscroft of ‘Baker Street’ Fame Dies
You might not know his name, or his face, but you certainly know his sax playing. Raphael Ravenscroft has died following a heart attack at age 60.
John Lennon’s ‘Paperback Writer’ Guitar Heading to Auction
The guitar John Lennon used on the recording of the Beatles' 1966 hit 'Paperback Writer' is going up for auction.
Former Alice Cooper Guitarist Dick Wagner Dies at 71
One of rock's most renowned guitarists, Dick Wagner, died this morning (July 30). He was 71.
Roger Daltrey and Joan Jett Team Up for ‘Summertime Blues’
Roger Daltrey and Joan Jett joined together for a surprise version of 'Summertime Blues' at a cancer benefit concert in Philadelphia.