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.
50 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell and Others Hold MLK Tribute Jam
On April 7, 1968, some rock and blues legends paid tribute to Martin Luther King, who had been killed a few days earlier.
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.
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.
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.
Poison’s ‘Nothin’ But A Good Time’ Featured In New Hardees Ad
The 'Open Up and Say Ahh!' favorite went to No. 6 on the Billboard charts in the spring of 1988.
Queen ‘Live At The Rainbow ’74’ Set For Release
The group will release two concerts from 1974 on Sept. 8.
Billy Idol To Release Memoir, ‘Dancing With Myself’
Billy Idol will release his autobiography, 'Dancing with Myself,' on Oct. 7.
Peter Criss Signs On for John Bonham Tribute Concert
Original Kiss drummer Peter Criss is set to make a special appearance at a tribute concert for the late Led Zeppelin time keeper, John Bonham.
The Who to Reunite with Kenney Jones
Former Small Faces, Faces and Who drummer Kenney Jones has announced he will be reuniting with his old friends Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend for a benefit concert for prostate cancer awareness.
The Story of the Beatles’ Experimental Zapple Records
The Beatles launched their experimental subsidiary of Apple Records, Zapple, on May 9, 1969.