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.
35 Years Ago: Grace Slick Quits Jefferson Starship After Drunken Germany Show
By the middle of 1978, Jefferson Airplane had upgraded to Starship and were in the process of running out of fuel. The band (including singer Grace Slick) was on tour in Europe to promote the recently released 'Earth' album when a stop in Germany deteriorated into a confusing mess. "She'd alway…
Ray Manzarek’s Final Album Released
The last batch of music Doors legend Ray Manzarek had been working on prior to his death has just been released.
Blondie, X Announce Fall 2013 US Tour
New York rock and roll legends Blondie are heading back out on the road this fall. Many of the band's recent tours have seen the band sharing the stage with other bands of similar vintage such as Cheap Trick, B-52's, Devo and Pat Benatar...
Bill Wyman Says Rolling Stones Often Faked Each Others Autographs
According to former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, the band members used to forge each others' signatures when signing large amounts of memorabilia. All except for Charlie Watts, that is.
Beach Boys ‘Made In California’ Box Set Announced
Last year, as the Beach Boys kicked off their 50th anniversary celebration, a multi-disc box set was supposed to be part of that. It was put on hold, until now.
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.
50 Years Ago: Small Faces Release Their 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.
30 Years Ago: ‘Golden Throats’ Collects the Worst of the Worst
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…