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.
Ramones Artist Arturo Vega Dies At Age 65
The man behind the iconic Ramones logo, artist Arturo Vega, has died. He was 65 years old.
35 Years Ago: Cheap Trick’s ‘Heaven Tonight’ Album Released
In a span of less than six months, Cheap Trick released one of the all-time great debut albums and its terrific follow-up. The group then delivered a rock and roll triple play with the release of 'Heaven Tonight' in May of 1978.
The Story of the Small Faces’ Masterpiece, ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake’
In May 1968, the Small Faces released their final LP, Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake, putting an end of their short but stimulating career.
The Story of ‘Golden Throats: The Great Celebrity Sing Off’
On May 18, 1988, Rhino Records opened a door to a world few music fans knew existed.
Donovan Announces New Album
Today (May 10) is Donovan's 67th birthday, and, in a twist, he is giving his fans a present. He began streaming his new single.
Eric Kitteringham, Original Bassist For Rory Gallagher’s ‘Taste,’ Dies
Eric Kitteringham (pictured above on the left), the original bass player with Rory Gallagher's Taste, passed away on May 7 after a battle with cancer.
‘Under the Dome’ Trailer – What’s the Song?
The trailer for the upcoming CBS series 'Under The Dome' contains an unfamiliar version of a very familiar tune. The song in question is 'All Along the Watchtower,' written by Bob Dylan, released on his 'John Wesley Harding' album in late 1967 and made famous via the Ji…
AT&T Mobile Commercial – What’s the Song?
AT&T have dug out the iconic Deep Purple riff from 'Smoke On The Water' as part of their new ad campaign for their mobile devices.
10 Years Ago: Pete Townshend Cleared On Child Porn Charges
Following a four-month investigation, Who guitarist Pete Townshend was cleared of charges related to child pornography on May 7, 2003, after examination of his computers equipment proved there had been no downloaded images of child porn.
Three Donovan Classics To Be Reissued On Vinyl
Sundazed Music has always been known for their plundering of the vaults of rock and roll's past and coming up with unique and forgotten artifacts. In recent years, their focus has turned increasingly towards high-quality vinyl reissues featuring both obscure, and big sellers.
Two Frank Zappa Albums To Be Reissued On Vinyl
The Zappa Family Trust, headed by Frank Zappa's widow Gail, has announced that select titles from the massive Zappa catalog will be finding their way to vinyl this summer. In June, Zappa's Barking Pumpkin label will put out editions of 1973's 'Over-Nite Sensation' and the 1966 classic 'Freak Out!,' …
Jon Bon Jovi Addresses Richie Sambora Rumors on ‘Ellen’
During his visit today (April 23) to the 'Ellen' show, Jon Bon Jovi talked about his band's 30 year history -- and of course was asked to comment on guitarist Richie Sambora's recent departure from their tour.