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 Day John Lennon Died
Thankfully, the joy and excitement of his music remain.
Why the Alice Cooper Band Fell Apart After ‘Muscle of Love’
The original Alice Cooper band released their final album, 'Muscle of Love,' in November 1973.
The History of the Ramones’ ‘Rocket to Russia’
The Ramones released 'Rocket to Russia' on Nov. 4, 1977.
50 Years Ago: The Jimi Hendrix Experience Form
On Oct. 6, 1966, the Jimi Hendrix Experience were born.
46 Years Ago: The Beatles’ ‘Paul Is Dead’ Rumors Hit the Papers
'Paul Is Dead' rumors, which claimed the Beatle had died, showed up in newspapers on Sept. 23, 1969.
Watch Billy Idol Cash in With New Bank of America Commercial
Look out! Here comes Billy Idol as the new face of Bank of America in the company's latest commercial.
The Story of Rush’s Influence-Exploring ‘Feedback’ EP
Released on June 29, 2004, as part of a celebration of their 30th anniversary, the 'Feedback' EP did a little crate-digging to pay tribute to some of Rush's early influences.
51 Years Ago: Manfred Mann Record the No. 1 Hit ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’
Frontman Paul Jones found an earlier version of this song in his record collection, and Manfred Mann transformed it into a charttopping breakthrough hit.
The History of ‘My Sharona': How One Song Doomed the Knack
Loathed by critics and written off as a novelty act, the Knack were a genuine rock 'n' roll band.
The Day Buffalo Springfield Performed Their Final Concert
Buffalo Springfield were always a house of cards caught in a hurricane.