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.
50 Years Ago: The Monkees Storm the Charts With Their Second Album, ‘More of the Monkees’
At first, the music for the Monkees' TV show was meant to be background for the story, and the records were designed as no more than quick cash-ins to the program.
20 Years Ago: David Bowie Throws a Party for His 50th Birthday
There was a time when it was inconceivable that rock stars would ever get old.
5 Reasons Why Joan Baez Should Be in the Rock Hall
Joan Baez had an impact on everyone from Bob Dylan to Judas Priest, while remaining steadfastly true to the '60s activist spirit.
Santana IV, ‘Live at the House of Blues Las Vegas': Album / Video Review
The release of 'Santana IV' showed the band in fine form, but the concert stage was always where they shone brightest.
Deep Purple, ‘Live at the NEC': DVD Review
In 2002, Deep Purple's keyboardist, Jon Lord, announced his retirement from the band he helped form.
50 Years Ago: Love Push Boundaries With Their Second Album, ‘Da Capo’
Love were arguably the definitive mid-'60s Los Angeles rock 'n' roll band.
‘Gimme Danger: The Story of the Stooges': Movie Review
When it comes to telling the story of such an influential band like the Stooges, a documentary wins every time over a Hollywood-polished biopic.
40 Years Ago: Lou Reed Rolls On With ‘Rock and Roll Heart’
By the mid-'70s, Lou Reed had been through a lifetime of rock 'n' roll experiences in just a little more than a decade.
45 Years Ago: Chicago Collect Their Carnegie Hall Shows for Four-LP Set
As a band, Chicago routinely took on challenges without blinking.
Why Elton John Began to Slip on the Experimental ‘Blue Moves’
Elton John experimented with jazz on the double-album 'Blue Moves,' which arrived on Oct. 22, 1976.