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.
55 Years Ago: The Beatles Knock Themselves Off Top of U.K. Chart
The birth of Beatlemania, as one album replaces another at No. 1.
25 Years Ago: Motorhead Rebound and Kiss the Majors Goodbye on ‘Bastards’
A new drummer, a new label and a new sense of urgency fuel one of the band's best albums.
Long Ryders Announce First LP in 30 Years and Deluxe Reissues
Americana pioneers line up some records after decades of inactivity.
Ken Sharp Joined by Ace Frehley and John Oates on New Album
Writer enlists famous pals for '70s throwback LP.
Alexander ‘Skip’ Spence’s ‘Oar’ Gets Deluxe Box Treatment
'AndOarAgain' examines former Moby Grape member's only solo album, with two hours of rarities and outtakes.
20 Years Ago: Monster Magnet Takes Us on a ‘Powertrip’
Monster Magnet added a bit of gloss to their fourth album, 'Powertrip,' and came out with their biggest hit to date.
‘Still on the Run: The Jeff Beck Story': DVD Review
We review a new documentary about legendary guitarist Jeff Beck.
35 Years Ago: Motorhead Shake Things Up With ‘Another Perfect Day’
Half of Motorhead's fans love 'Another Perfect Day.' The other half hate it. Read about how the record was made, and decide for yourself.
45 Years Ago: Yes Mark End of Era With Triple Live LP ‘Yessongs’
In many ways, 1972 was Yes' year.
The Darkness Announce ‘Live at Hammersmith’ Album
'Live at Hammersmith' is the first-ever live album from the Darkness.
Mike Harrison, Spooky Tooth Singer, Dies
Mike Harrison played in the V.I.P.'s with Keith Emerson before going on to form the progressive rock band Spooky Tooth.
Moody Blues Announce ‘Days of Future Passed Live’ DVD and CD
The Moody Blues' legendary album 'Days of Future Passed' turned 50 last year, and to celebrate, the band performed the album in its entirety live on tour.