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.
50 Years Ago: Drug Bust Helps Break Up Buffalo Springfield
An all-star rock and roll bust went down on March 20, 1968, and the implications for music history were huge.
Sonos Playbar Commercial – What’s the Song?
A commercial for the new Sonos Playbar features not only a very familiar tune, but a familiar film scene as well. It shouldn't take the average rock fan too long to note that Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is blasting out as the soundtrack, but for your eyes, they have included the famous scene from th…
Iron Maiden To Serve Up ‘Trooper’ Premium Ale
Iron Maiden vocalist, pilot and all around renaissance man, Bruce Dickinson, is now about to unleash a first-class beer on the world.
45 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Busted for Growing Weed on His Farm
Paul McCartney really is "mother nature's son," and he's got the arrest record to prove it.
Bob Seger Debuts New Material At Toledo Concert
There he is, on the road again. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band are off and running on their 2013 US tour. The tour got off to a good start last night (Feb. 27) in Toledo, Ohio. Seger and band pulled out hit after hit, with the usual suspects like 'Night Moves' and 'Turn The Page' as well as d…
Hawkwind Founder Nik Turner To Perform Legendary ‘Space Ritual’ Album Live In Los Angeles
In 1973, Hawkwind released what many consider to be one of the all-time greatest live albums, 'Space Ritual.' Recorded in late-1972 while on tour to promote their classic 'Doremi Fasol Latido' album, Hawkwind pulled out all the stops and turned a concert into an event.
Kiss, Motley Crue to Headline 2013 Rock Fest
It seems Kiss and Motley Crue will be teaming up again as the two bands are set to headline this year's 'Rock Fest.' The four-day festival will be held from July 18 - 21 at the Venue in Cadott, Wis. and feature a variety of hard rocking veterans as well as newer acts.
Fleetwood Mac Puts Fate of New Album in Fans’ Hands
As Fleetwood Mac prepare to launch a major tour this spring, talk still circulates about the possibility of a new studio album from the legendary group. Turns out, whether or not that's gonna happen may depend largely on the fans at those concerts.
Iron Maiden ‘Maiden England ’88’ Concert To Be Released On DVD
Iron Maiden fans rejoice! The band's much sought after 'Maiden England '88' live set will finally make its way to DVD on March 25.
Todd Rundgren Announces 2013 Tour, New Album ‘State’
Todd Rundgren has announced the release of a brand new album, 'State,' due out April 9 on the Esoteric / Antenna label. This will be Rundgren's 24th solo album, in addition to his various releases with Utopia and the Nazz.
Dave Clark Five Bassist Rick Huxley Dead at 72
Rick Huxley, bassist for British Invasion legends the Dave Clark Five, has passed away. The BBC reports that Huxley, age 72, had been a heavy smoker and had long battled emphysema.
Christine McVie Not Returning to Fleetwood Mac
It appears that Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood has been instructed to stop trying to get Christine McVie to return to the band. McVie was part of their highly successful reunion tour captured on 1998's 'The Dance,' but opted out when they reconvened in 2003 to wor…