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 History of Pink Floyd’s Attempts to Make Music Without Instruments
The proposed LP was meant to feature Pink Floyd playing a variety of household items and appliances, rather than their traditional instruments.
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.
Kiss Rocks Vegas After Arriving in Helicopter
Kiss began a three-week residency in Las Vegas last night, arriving at the venue in a Maverick Helicopter, which landed on top of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
How the Rolling Stones Got Banned In Cleveland
The Rolling Stones' appearance in Cleveland, Ohio on Nov. 3, 1964 became the scene of a near-tragedy.
36 Years Ago: Cheap Trick’s ‘Dream Police’ Becomes a Belated Smash
By the time their fourth studio album 'Dream Police' arrived in September of 1979, Cheap Trick had gone from cult following to mega-stardom -- all within a year.
Status Quo’s ‘Frantic Four’s Final Fling Live’ Set For U.S. Release
A concert featuring the mid-'70s lineup of Status Quo will soon be released on CD.
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’ [Video]
Roger Daltrey and Joan Jett joined together for a surprise version of 'Summertime Blues' at a cancer benefit concert in Philadelphia.
U2 Might Release New Album in 2014
After a series of starts and stops, U2 could be ready to release its new album in late 2014.
45 Years Ago: The Jeff Beck Group Releases ‘Beck-Ola’
The Jeff Beck Group's second album, 'Beck-Ola,' was released in June 1969.
45 Years Ago: Alice Cooper Release ‘Pretties for You’
In 1969, freaks were freaks, and straights were scared. And even some freaks weren't sure what to make of a new assemblage of long hairs known collectively as Alice Cooper, and their debut album 'Pretties for You.'
Todd Rundgren and Utopia Release ‘Live At The Electric Ballroom’
A two-CD concert from 1978 has recently been unearthed.