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.
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.
How David Bowie Created a Masterpiece With ‘Ziggy Stardust’
This was his fifth album, but it might as well have been his first.
Watch Megadeth Pay Tribute to Chris Cornell With Live Cover of ‘Outshined’
As the tragic news of Chris Cornell's death continues to sink in, musicians near and far are paying tribute in their own way.
45 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Stage Legendary Performance at Pompeii
Pink Floyd played a mostly empty amphitheater in Pompeii on Oct. 4, 1971.
How ‘Test for Echo’ Helped Rush Bounce Back
Three-year gap since 'Counterparts' was the longest for the band up to that time.
When the Jefferson Airplane Took Off With an Overlooked Debut
The musical revolution ignited by the Beatles in the '60s exploded in many directions.
The Story of How the New York Dolls Reunited for ‘One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This’
After more than 30 years on the sidelines, the New York Dolls released 'One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This' in July 2006.
The Day John Lennon Got His Green Card to Stay in the U.S.
John Lennon was always one to say what was on his mind and never one to shy away from controversy.
How Stevie Nicks Built a Solo Juggernaut With ‘Bella Donna’
Fleetwood Mac needed a break from the road, and from each other. It was the perfect time explore individual paths.
Producer Sandy Pearlman Dies at 72
Sandy Pearlman, one of rock and roll's most revered producers, has died.
Mick Jagger’s Wife and Girlfriends Through the Years: Photo Gallery
The Rolling Stones frontman has been romantically linked to many intelligent, accomplished and beautiful women over the years.
Watch the New Trailer for ‘Boy Howdy! The Story of Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine’
Back in the early days of rock 'n' roll, the concept of "rock journalism" basically meant asking groups what kind of food or girls they liked.