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.
Top 10 Jerry Lee Lewis Songs
Rock 'n' roll pioneer lived a wild and crazy life. His songs often reflect that.
Top 10 Peter Tork Monkees Songs
He was the group's genuine folksinger, and his songs had a ring of truth to them. These are the best.
45 Years Ago: Bob Dylan’s Old Label Gets Revenge With ‘Dylan’
Album was a collection of outtakes Columbia Records released after singer-songwriter left label.
The Monkees’ ‘Christmas Party’ Set for Release
'Christmas Party' finds the Monkees again working with modern popsters, including members of R.E.M., Weezer and XTC.
Hawkwind Announce New Orchestral LP Featuring Eric Clapton, ‘Road to Utopia’
Space-rock legends have a new album on the way that sounds nothing like anything they've done before.
Byrds Announce ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ Tour
Country-rock legends celebrate influential album's 50th anniversary.
Alice Cooper Drummer Neal Smith Recalls the Early Days: ‘We Didn’t Care If Somebody Loved …
The original Alice Cooper band helped make a name for themselves on the strength of their onstage antics. As drummer Neal Smith tells us, it was all about giving the crowd a night to remember.
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.
The Doors, ‘Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970′: DVD Review
More than 50 years after their debut LP, the Doors remain one of the most intriguing, distinct and powerful bands to ever roam the earth.
Why Raspberries’ Second Album ‘Fresh’ Should’ve Been a Bigger Hit
This is where the band cemented their reputation as the prime movers of the power-pop movement.