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 Story of the Faces’ Quick Demise
Many credit Rod Stewart's burgeoning solo career with ending the Faces' short life in December of 1975, but Stewart himself says that wasn't the only factor.
30 Years Ago: Hanoi Rocks Drummer Razzle Killed in Car Crash
Hanoi Rocks drummer Razzle (left in above photo) was killed on Dec. 8, 1984, in a tragic car accident.
Kiss Rock Vegas After Arriving in Helicopter
Kiss began a three-week residency in Las Vegas last night, arriving at the venue in a Maverick Helicopter, which landed on top of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
How the Rolling Stones Got Banned In Cleveland
The Rolling Stones' appearance in Cleveland, Ohio on Nov. 3, 1964 became the scene of a near-tragedy.
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.
Weird Al’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Parody Is Pretty Much Perfect
For more than 30 years now, "Weird Al" Yankovic has been the king of spoofs and parodies.
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.
Watch Guns N’ Roses Cover the Angels’ ‘Marseilles’ in Tribute to the Late Doc Neeson
At a concert in Las Vegas, Axl Rose paid tribute to one of his favorite rock and roll singers, recently deceased former Angels star Doc Neeson.
Billy Corgan Compares Tommy Lee To John Bonham
Billy Corgan explains his decision to hire Tommy Lee for the new Smashing Pumpkins album by comparing him to the Led Zeppelin drummer.
Ace Frehley’s Pre-Kiss Demos Unearthed
A demo acetate from the band Molimo -- featuring guitarist Ace Frehley, who would later join Kiss -- was recently discovered.
‘John Lennon,’ ‘Kurt Cobain’ Appear in New Beer Commercial
John Lennon, Elvis Presley and Kurt Cobain are among the dead celebrities whose likenesses make appearances in a questionable new beer commercial.