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.
Tom Petty Looked Back in Order to Move Forward
Over a 40-year career, Tom Petty stayed contemporary because he remained true to rock's core.
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.
That Time Stevie Nicks Went Solo With ‘Bella Donna’
Fleetwood Mac pretty much owned popular music during the last half of the '70s.
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Back in the early days of rock 'n' roll, the concept of "rock journalism" basically meant asking groups what kind of food or girls they liked.
When Bob Dylan and John Lennon Took a Bizarre Cab Ride
This apparently drug-fueled meeting remains as historic as it was utterly awkward.
The Day the Final Episode of ‘The Monkees’ Aired
When the television show premiered in 1966, no one could have guessed the phenomenon it would become.
When John Lennon Was Ordered to Leave U.S. by Immigration Authorities
On March 23, 1973, John Lennon was issued an order by U.S. immigration authorities to leave the United States.
When T. Rex Unveiled Their Last Hurrah, ‘Tanx’
Marc Bolan's star soon began to fade, but not before he left us with one more classic LP.
Revisiting the Beatles’ ‘Lady Madonna’ Video
The footage actually came from sessions for "Hey Bulldog," which was still unreleased at the time.
When John Lennon Said the Beatles Were More Popular Than Jesus
The resulting controversy sparked death threats, becoming one of the reasons why they decided to stop touring.
How Thin Lizzy’s ‘Thunder and Lightning’ Became Their Unintended Goodbye
Phil Lynott was growing frustrated with various aspects of the band. He also had a growing heroin problem.
The Death of Bon Scott
AC/DC's frontman had been out drinking with friends, when the casual evening took a terrible turn.