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.
55 Years Ago: The Beatles Knock Themselves Off Top of U.K. Chart
The birth of Beatlemania, as one album replaces another at No. 1.
5 Reasons Why Dire Straits Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
If it were up to us, Dire Straits would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next April.
The Darkness Announce North American Dates for Their 2018 ‘Tour de Prance’
The Darkness will embark on a five-week tour of North America in support of their new album, 'Pinewood Smile.'
How David Bowie Created a Masterpiece With ‘Ziggy Stardust’
This was his fifth album, but it might as well have been his first.
How a Renewed Focus on Guitar Gave Rush a New Start on ‘Roll the Bones’
They spent some 10 weeks writing and rehearsing, so the sessions unfolded quite quickly.
Mick Jagger’s Wife and Girlfriends Through the Years
The Rolling Stones frontman has been romantically linked to many intelligent, accomplished and beautiful women over the years.
The Day Pink Floyd Co-Founder Syd Barrett Died
He succumbed to pancreatic cancer having spent the bulk of his adult life far from the spotlight.
The Monkees, ‘Good Times!': Album Review
We look at the new album the legendary popsters, with material contributed by some of their biggest fans.
When Bob Dylan and John Lennon Took a Bizarre Cab Ride
This apparently drug-fueled meeting remains as historic as it was utterly awkward.
AC/DC’s Music Pollutes New Applebee’s Commercials in the Best Way Possible
The distinctive opening riff of AC/DC's 1980 classic "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution" is featured in a new series of TV spots from the Applebee's restaurant chain.