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.
Stooges Guitarist James Williamson Digs Up Old Songs For New Album
The life, death and rebirth of the Stooges stands as one of the more unlikely tales in rock and roll. Since reforming in 2003, the band have made two albums and toured regularly. When head Stooge Iggy Pop designated 2014 as time out for the band, guitarist James Williamson has decided to keep active…
Rush To Issue Deluxe Vinyl Edition Of Their 1974 Debut
Hard to believe, but 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the self-titled debut album from Rush. To celebrate this milestone, 'Rush' is being re-issued on April 15 in a special vinyl deluxe edition box.
Beatles Parody Band The Rutles Announce 2014 U.K. Tour
The Rutles, aka the Pre-Fab Four, pioneers of the 'Rutland Sound,' have found their "get up and go" and are returning to the concert stage. They will play 19 dates -- listed below -- across the U.K. in May.
Deep Purple To Issue Deluxe Editions Of ‘Made In Japan’
In late-1972, Deep Purple released one of the most heralded live albums of all time. 'Made In Japan' captured the legendary band at what was perhaps the peak of their powers. On May 19, Universal Music is set to reissue the landmark album in a special deluxe package that is sure to have fa…
Police Conduct Homicide Investigation as Gregg Allman Biopic Suspends Production
The Gregg Allman biopic 'Midnight Rider' has temporarily shut down production as police conduct an investigation to determine if criminal charges -- possibly including homicide -- will be brought against film personnel in the wake of an on-set accident that resulted in the death of a …
Slade’s ‘Cum on Feel the Noize’ Appropriated for Kids Toy Commercial
Intuit QuickBooks have paired the rambunctious playtime of little girls with the raucous sounds of a classic Slade song in their new ad campaign for 'Goldie Blox,' which you may have seen and heard in a high-profile Super Bowl commercial last night. If you missed it, you can watch it …
46 Years Ago: Blue Cheer Release ‘Vincebus Eruptum’
To describe Blue Cheer, the first word that comes to mind is . . . loud! It was said that the band's sonic blast could "turn the air into cottage cheese." The classic "power trio" lineup of guitar, bass and drums is more than capable of knocking down a house,…
47 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Claims ‘All Along the Watchtower’ As His Own
On Dec. 27, 1967, Bob Dylan released his first album in more than a year with the understated classic 'John Wesley Harding.'
Freddie ‘Fingers’ Lee Dead At Age 76
British rock and roller Freddie 'Fingers' Lee passed away on Monday, Jan. 13. He was 76 years old. Lee suffered two strokes within the past decade and had recently contracted pneumonia.
John Fogerty, Steven Tyler and Jon Bon Jovi to Perform at Howard Stern Birthday Bash
Legendary radio personality Howard Stern recently turned 60, but he's not done celebrating yet. He's planning to mark his birthday with an all-star rock 'n' roll party on Jan. 31.
40 Years Ago: Warren Zevon Breaks Through With ‘Excitable Boy’
With his third album 'Excitable Boy,' released in January 1978, Warren Zevon finally broke through the gates of the mainstream to become a bonafide success.
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.