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.
Portable Music: The Early Years – A Turntable For Your Car
We are all 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. 'Tis true, we weren't always as mobile with our sounds as we are now, but that didn't mean the idea wasn&a…
47 Years Ago: The Velvet Underground Make a Glorious Racket With ‘White Light, White Heat’
If you look up the phrase "glorious racket," chances are a picture of the Velvet Underground's second album, 'White Light, White Heat' will appear.
48 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Forced to ‘Spend Some Time’ With Ed Sullivan
As tough as they wanted to appear, the gritty punch of the Rolling Stones was no match for the power of Ed Sullivan.
37 Years Ago: The Sex Pistols’ First (And Last) U.S. Tour Falls Apart
"Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?" asked a weary Johnny Rotten at the conclusion of the Sex Pistols' first (and last) U.S. tour.
Faces Say Bye With ‘Live: Coast to Coast Overture and Beginners’
Rod Stewart and Faces released their last album, 'Live - Coast to Coast Overture and Beginners,' on Jan. 10, 1974.
The History of Pink Floyd’s Attempts to Make Music Without Instruments
The proposed LP was meant to feature Pink Floyd playing a variety of household items and appliances, rather than their traditional instruments.
The Story of the Faces’ Quick Demise
Many credit Rod Stewart's burgeoning solo career with ending the Faces' short life in December of 1975, but Stewart himself says that wasn't the only factor.
The Story of Bill Wyman’s Departure From the Rolling Stones
After playing with the band for more than 30 years, Bill Wyman walked away from the Rolling Stones in December 1992.
30 Years Ago: Hanoi Rocks Drummer Razzle Killed in Car Crash
Hanoi Rocks drummer Razzle (left in above photo) was killed on Dec. 8, 1984, in a tragic car accident.
Roger Daltrey and Joan Jett Team Up for ‘Summertime Blues’
Roger Daltrey and Joan Jett joined together for a surprise version of 'Summertime Blues' at a cancer benefit concert in Philadelphia.
Poison’s ‘Nothin’ But A Good Time’ Featured In New Hardees Ad
The 'Open Up and Say Ahh!' favorite went to No. 6 on the Billboard charts in the spring of 1988.
Billy Idol To Release Memoir, ‘Dancing With Myself’
Billy Idol will release his autobiography, 'Dancing with Myself,' on Oct. 7.