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.
Alice Cooper Drummer Neal Smith Recalls the Early Days: ‘We Didn’t Care If Somebody Loved Us or Hated Us’
The original Alice Cooper band helped make a name for themselves on the strength of their onstage antics. As drummer Neal Smith tells us, it was all about giving the crowd a night to remember.
Mick Fleetwood Says ‘Without Peter Green, There Would Be No Fleetwood Mac': Exclusive Interview
Fleetwood Mac have been making music since 1967. That's a lot of history.
How David Bowie Created a Masterpiece With ‘Ziggy Stardust’
This was his fifth album, but it might as well have been his first.
When the Jefferson Airplane Took Off With an Overlooked Debut
The musical revolution ignited by the Beatles in the '60s exploded in many directions.
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.
The Day the Final Episode of ‘The Monkees’ Aired
When the television show premiered in 1966, no one could have guessed the phenomenon it would become.
When John Lennon Was Ordered to Leave U.S. by Immigration Authorities
His political activism first attracted the attention of the FBI in late 1971.
When T. Rex Unveiled Their Last Hurrah, ‘Tanx’
Marc Bolan's star soon began to fade, but not before he left us with one more classic LP.
Revisiting the Beatles’ ‘Lady Madonna’ Video
The footage actually came from sessions for "Hey Bulldog," which was still unreleased at the time.
Top 10 Rolling Stones Bill Wyman Songs
Born William George Perks on Oct. 24, 1936, he has been called laid back, stoic and reserved.