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.
40 Years Ago: Alice Cooper Breaks Character With ‘Lace and Whiskey’
Alice Cooper morphed into "Maurice Escargot" and had one of his biggest hits with "You and Me."
45 Years Ago: Raspberries Go All the Way With Power Pop on Their First Album
The Raspberries' roots go back to mid-'60s bands the Choir, Cyrus Erie and the Quick, all of whom had success in their hometown of Cleveland.
Raspberries Albums Ranked Worst to Best
The term "power pop" gets tossed around an awful lot these days. The Raspberries WERE power pop.
Mick Rock Documentary ‘Shot!’ Coming to Theaters and Home Video
Few photographers have captured more iconic shots of rock artists than Mick Rock.
The Who Announce 2004 Isle of Wight Home Video
The Who's performance at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival is legendary. In 2004, the band returned to the site to give another rousing performance.
From AC/DC to Bruce Springsteen: 14 Classic Rock Covers of Chuck Berry’s ‘Johnny B. Goode’
Listen as a diverse group of classic rock stars perform their own versions of Chuck Berry's 'Johnny B. Goode.'
Michael Nesmith to Release Autobiography and Companion Album
Even though Michael Nesmith has bid farewell to his days as part of the Monkees, he's not slowing down.
50 Years Ago: The Monkees Storm the Charts With Their Second Album, ‘More of the Monkees’
At first, the music for the Monkees' TV show was meant to be background for the story, and the records were designed as no more than quick cash-ins to the program.
20 Years Ago: David Bowie Throws a Party for His 50th Birthday
There was a time when it was inconceivable that rock stars would ever get old.
5 Reasons Why Joan Baez Should Be in the Rock Hall
Joan Baez had an impact on everyone from Bob Dylan to Judas Priest, while remaining steadfastly true to the '60s activist spirit.