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.
55 Years Ago: The Beatles Knock Themselves Off Top of U.K. Chart
The birth of Beatlemania, as one album replaces another at No. 1.
25 Years Ago: Motorhead Rebound and Kiss the Majors Goodbye on ‘Bastards’
A new drummer, a new label and a new sense of urgency fuel one of the band's best albums.
Mott the Hoople, ‘Mental Train: The Island Years 1969-1971′: Album Review
New box set collects band's early years, before David Bowie helped make them stars.
45 Years Ago: Bob Dylan’s Old Label Gets Revenge With ‘Dylan’
Album was a collection of outtakes Columbia Records released after singer-songwriter left label.
Pacific Gas & Electric Guitarist Glenn Schwartz Dies at 77
After brief stints with the James Gang and Pacific Gas & Electric, Schwartz turned away from the popular music world and began preaching in his own unique way.
Long Ryders Announce First LP in 30 Years and Deluxe Reissues
Americana pioneers line up some records after decades of inactivity.
Top 10 Marty Balin Songs
In memory of the late Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship singer, we're counting down our favorite songs by him.
The Monkees’ ‘Christmas Party’ Set for Release
'Christmas Party' finds the Monkees again working with modern popsters, including members of R.E.M., Weezer and XTC.
The Action to Release Entire Catalog on ‘Shadows & Reflections’ Box Set
The lost band of Britain's mid-'60s Mod era, the Action, will have their entire catalog released on the 'Shadows & Reflections' box set.
Ken Sharp Joined by Ace Frehley and John Oates on New Album
Writer enlists famous pals for '70s throwback LP.