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.
Revisiting Rush’s First Live, and First Top 40, Album, ‘All the World’s a Stage’
From the Who's Live at Leeds through Rockin' the Fillmore by Humble Pie and moving forward, live albums became commonplace in the '70s.
How ‘Test for Echo’ Helped Rush Bounce Back From a ‘Creative Low Time’
Released on Sept. 10, 1996, 'Test for Echo' saw Rush return after a three-year gap.
35 Years Ago: Iron Maiden Fire Singer Paul Di’Anno
When Iron Maiden started out, they were a different beast than the one they eventually became.
30 Years Ago: The B-52’s Struggle to Carry On With ‘Bouncing off the Satellites’
The fourth album by the B-52's was released in the wake of guitarist Ricky Wilson's death.
35 Years Ago: Gary Numan Changes Gears With ‘Dance’
Gary Numan added a dose of funk and changed his image for 1981's 'Dance.'
How a Renewed Focus on Guitar Gave Rush a New Start on ‘Roll the Bones’
Rush continued a move away from the keyboard-driven '80s on 1991's 'Roll the Bones.'
Fleetwood Mac Adds New Players, But Still Loses on ‘Future Games’
'Future Games' saw Bob Welch and Christine McVie join Fleetwood Mac.
20 Years Ago: Suede Silences Doubters With ‘Coming Up’
Suede's 'Coming Up' saw them carry on after the departure of founding guitarist Bernard Butler.
50 Years Ago: Jefferson Airplane Release Their Debut Album, ‘Takes Off’
The musical revolution ignited by the Beatles in the '60s exploded in many directions.
45 Years Ago: Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention Release ‘Fillmore East, June 1971′
Fillmore East – June 1971 captures the Mothers of Invention at the peak of their second incarnation.
45 Years Ago: George Harrison Stages Concert for Bangladesh
Long before benefit concerts became a thing in the '80s, George Harrison hosted the first event of its kind with the Concert for Bangladesh on Aug. 1, 1971.
40 Years Ago: John Lennon Gets Green Card to Stay in the U.S.
John Lennon was always one to say what was on his mind and never one to shy away from controversy.