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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, The Chamber Strings, The Cynics, New Salem Witch Hunters, 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.
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Paul McCartney Blames Giant Bell For Problems During 2012 Olympics Performance

Nobody's perfect, as the saying goes, and Paul McCartney will attest to that. His performance of 'Hey Jude' at the 2012 Summer Olympics began awkwardly, which, to those of us watching at home, was strange given how many times he's sung that classic throughout the years. In a new interview, he explained what happened that caused the mix-up.

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2013 Inductees To Be Announced Tomorrow

It's that time of year again! No, not Christmas, it's the time when the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame makes their big announcement concerning the 2013 inductees. The big announcement will be made tomorrow, Dec. 11, at 11:00AM Pacific.

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Rolling Stones Added To Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert

You can add the Rolling Stones to the list of first-class rockers who are lending a hand in support of victims of Hurricane Sandy. The Stones join an already impressive list of rockers performing at the 12.12.12 Benefit concert being held at Madison Square Garden on Wed. Dec. 12.

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Rolling Stones’ ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ Documentary Set For DVD Release

'Crossfire Hurricane,' the new documentary on the Rolling Stones, will be headed to DVD and Blu-Ray release early next year. Directed by Brett Morgen, the highly acclaimed documentary premiered last month in select theaters as well as multiple airings on HBO. The film features lots of rare and previously unseen footage along with interviews with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood and former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor, as well as the late Brian Jones.

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The Monkees Deliver Rock ‘n’ Roll, Nostalgia and Plenty of Smiles in Cleveland – Concert Review

At their triumphant show at the Lakewood Civic Auditorium on Nov. 17, the Monkees were indeed 'too busy singing to put anybody down' as their nearly 30-song set proved. Nostalgia is a crazy creature. It taunts and teases as it pulls a tear, and tries its best to give you that warm all over glow. It can be both good and bad. Thankfully in the hands of the Monkees, it was all good. This was a show custom made for the diehard fans, nothing less and certainly a lot more.

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Engineer Sean Magee Talks About Restoring the Beatles for Vinyl Box Set

There's a new Beatles vinyl box set that's sure to keep the band's fans buzzing. Released on Nov. 13, 'The Beatles' features all of the band's original U.K. records plus the 'Past Masters' collection. According to the EMI press release, the LPs are all pressed on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl with replicated artwork, including the poster from 'The Beatles' (The White Album) original release and the 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' cutouts. The box also contains a "stunning, elegantly designed 252-page hardbound book."

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35 Years Ago: Ramones Release ‘Rocket to Russia’

Released thirty-five years ago, 'Rocket to Russia' was to have been the Ramones big breakthrough -- the album to put them on the radio, in the charts and in the hearts of rock and rollers everywhere! As we all know ... that never happened. Despite the random attempts over the years to re-write rock and roll history via 'rockumentaries,' the truth is, most of America couldn't have cared less about the Ramones. 1977 was all about Kiss, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, and so on. Most U.S. teens were simply not interested in the propulsive three-minute blasts of energy dished out at sonic speed by four misfits from NYC.

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48 Years Ago – The Rolling Stones Banned from the Ed Sullivan Show

Forty eight years ago, the Rolling Stones made their first appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show.' The date was October 25, 1964 and Sullivan was on a roll. Earlier in the year he brought the Beatles into our living rooms, followed by the Dave Clark Five. Soon enough, every invading British rock band was making their way to the CBS studios for their moment in the spotlight.

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Former Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Jeremy Spencer Discusses Band’s Evolution + Finding God

The history of Fleetwood Mac is far more interesting than most may be aware. The roots of the band began deep in the blues, and the role call of band members is a story in itself. Jeremy Spencer was one of the group's guitarists from their formation in 1967 through 1971, playing on such albums as 'Mr. Wonderful,' 'Kiln House' and the classic 'Then Play On.'

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Yes’ Steve Howe on Missing Alumni: ‘It’s Not About Jon and Rick Now’

The 44-year long (and counting) path that Yes has traveled has never been the smoothest ride. Several lineup changes, questionable career moves and near-soap opera like drama has always been a subtext to their music, and guitarist Steve Howe would like to put a stop to that.

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