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.
Black Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid’ Birthday
It's hard to believe that it's been 43 years since Black Sabbath unleashed the classic 'Paranoid' album on a largely unsuspecting public.
Eric Carmen Back With New Song For A ‘Brand New Year’
Eric Carmen has been silent on the recording front for some time now, but recently announced on his website a whole batch of good news for his fans including his first new recording in close to 15 years.
The Marshall Tucker Band Announce 2014 ‘Take The Highway’ Tour
Southern rock legends the Marshall Tucker Band are set to hit the trail once again as 2014 gets rolling. This tour will mark the band's 43rd year on the road.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles Hit U.S. Airwaves
On Dec. 17, 1963, the U.S. still had no idea what was in store. The Beatles had yet to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show where they seemingly overnight changed the landscape of pop music forever. That wouldn't occur until February 1964. However on a mid-December day in 1963, Carroll James of WWDC in Wa…
Roky Erickson Hitting The Road With The Black Angels
Psychedelic rock pioneer Roky Erickson will be embarking on a month-long tour with modern-day kindred spirits the Black Angels next year.
Hear Classic Rock’s $1,000,000 Christmas Song
Slade's seasonal classic 'Merry Xmas Everybody' has been a perennial favorite in England since its release in December of 1973. Believe it or not, after four decades, the song stands to make an estimated £800,000 in royalties this year. That's a little over $1.3 million in …
Crimson Projekct Announce 2014 Tour Dates
Robert Fripp is all ready to launch a new lineup of his beloved art-rock band King Crimson, and some of the group's illustrious alum will be joining him on the road.
Hot Tuna Announce Winter 2014 Tour
Hot Tuna always seem to be most at home on the concert trail. So it's no surprise that they're kicking off the new year with a string of new dates. The veteran band just announced a 30-show U.S. tour that launches on Jan. 2 in Northampton, Mass.
Caravan Drummer Richard Coughlan Dies
Richard Coughlan, the original drummer for the art-rock band Caravan, has died. The 66-year-old Coughlan had been in poor health for the past few years and passed away at home last week.
ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Going Solo… For One Show
ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons will be making a rare solo club appearance later this month. The guitar maverick has a date set at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City on Dec. 17.
Hear a Velvet Underground Rarity From Their New Box Set
The Velvet Underground will release a three-disc 45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of their landmark 1968 album 'White Light / White Heat' tomorrow. Included in the set is a live disc recorded at a 1967 show. You can hear the seven-minute rarity 'I'm Not a Young Man Anymore&ap…
45 Years Ago: Janis Joplin Leaves Big Brother & The Holding Company
Though they may have been far from technically sound, Big Brother and the Holding Company were, in fact, the perfect band for a young Janis Joplin to have on her side. Nevertheless, her departure from the group in December of 1968 seemed inevitable right from the start.