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.
Rush To Issue Deluxe Vinyl Edition Of Their 1974 Debut
Hard to believe, but 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the self-titled debut album from Rush. To celebrate this milestone, 'Rush' is being re-issued on April 15 in a special vinyl deluxe edition box.
Police Conduct Homicide Investigation as Gregg Allman Biopic Suspends Production
The Gregg Allman biopic 'Midnight Rider' has temporarily shut down production as police conduct an investigation to determine if criminal charges -- possibly including homicide -- will be brought against film personnel in the wake of an on-set accident that resulted in the death of a …
Deep Purple To Issue Deluxe Editions Of ‘Made In Japan’
In late-1972, Deep Purple released one of the most heralded live albums of all time. 'Made In Japan' captured the legendary band at what was perhaps the peak of their powers. On May 19, Universal Music is set to reissue the landmark album in a special deluxe package that is sure to have fa…
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
On Dec. 27, 1967, Bob Dylan released his first album in more than a year with the understated classic 'John Wesley Harding.'