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 Death of Bon Scott
AC/DC's frontman had been out drinking with friends, when the casual evening took a terrible turn.
The Day Jimi Hendrix Claimed ‘All Along the Watchtower’
This new take happened less than two months after Bob Dylan recorded the original.
How the Beatles Took Their First Misstep With ‘Magical Mystery Tour’
Televisions across Britain were taken over by a surreal adventure on Boxing Day in 1967.
Top 10 Chicago Songs
Counting down the 10 best songs by Chicago.
Portable Music: The Early Years – A Turntable for Your Car
We're so accustomed to being able to take our music with us wherever we go that the thought of being without it may come as a shock to the youngsters out there.
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.
New ‘Twin Peaks’ Box to Include 90 Previously Unseen Minutes of Lynchian Weirdness
Good news for 'Twin Peaks' fans: There's a new box set coming out with 90 minutes of unseen footage.
Remember That Time Yoko Ono Jammed With Chuck Berry on a Morning Talk Show?
For one week in February 1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono invaded living rooms across America when they co-hosted 'The Mike Douglas Show.'
Top 10 Rick Nielsen Cheap Trick Songs
We tip our baseball cap and spin our bow tie to Cheap Trick legend Rick Nielsen.
Top 10 Neil Peart Rush Songs
There was more to his words than meets the eye – or rather, ear. Plus, he was a hell of a drummer.