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.
Beatles Parody Band The Rutles Announce 2014 U.K. Tour
The Rutles, aka the Pre-Fab Four, pioneers of the 'Rutland Sound,' have found their "get up and go" and are returning to the concert stage. They will play 19 dates -- listed below -- across the U.K. in May.
Iggy Pop Set To Host BBC Radio Show
The legendary Iggy Pop is stepping behind a microphone of a different sort as he will host a music show on the BBC. Beginning March 9, Iggy can be heard Sundays from 4 to 6pm (UK time) on BBC 6. He is taking over the time slot previously hosted by Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles’ First ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Appearance Changes the World
50 years ago today (Feb. 9), the world of rock music -- and American culture in general -- was turned upside down by the Beatles' legendary debut performance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show.'
46 Years Ago: The Velvet Underground Release ‘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. That description fits each and every one of its 40 minutes perfectly. Unlike the haunting beauty of their flawless debut album, 'White Light,'…
Bob Dylan’s ‘I Want You’ Featured in Super Bowl Yogurt Commercial
In one of many high-profile commercials vying for your attention during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Chobani yogurt has somehow paired the classic music of Bob Dylan with, um, a hungry and very determined bear to sell its high-protein goods.
‘Lost’ Syd Barrett Recordings To Be Released
UK based label Easy Action is set to release a disc of unheard recordings featuring late Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett. The performance was recorded at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge, England on Jan. 27, 1972.
47 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Claims ‘All Along the Watchtower’ As His Own
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Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Never Going Back Again’ Featured in Bank Commercial
The guitar line that follows a young man in the latest Bank of America commercial as he buys a bouquet of flowers, catches a cab and knocks on an apartment door is unmistakable. Any one of the 40 million people who've purchased Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' since its 1977 r…
40 Years Ago: Warren Zevon Breaks Through With ‘Excitable Boy’
With his third album 'Excitable Boy,' released in January 1978, Warren Zevon finally broke through the gates of the mainstream to become a bonafide success.
Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Purple Haze’ Used In Citi Visa Commercial
The Jimi Hendrix classic 'Purple Haze' is part of a new ad from Citi Visa. The commercial uses the upcoming Winter Olympics as a backdrop.