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: Jimi Hendrix Joins the Monkees Tour
What do you get when you cross a psychedelic guitar genius with one of the world's bestselling pop bands? A frustrated guitarist, a disappointed band and a bewildered and confused audience.
How the ‘Woodstock’ Soundtrack Highlighted Peace, Love and Hippie Music
The Woodstock festival was experienced by "half a million strong," as the song goes.
How the Rolling Stones Got Banned In Cleveland
The Rolling Stones' appearance in Cleveland, Ohio on Nov. 3, 1964 became the scene of a near-tragedy.
Weird Al’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Parody Is Pretty Much Perfect
For more than 30 years now, "Weird Al" Yankovic has been the king of spoofs and parodies.
Poison’s ‘Nothin’ But A Good Time’ Featured In New Hardees Ad
The 'Open Up and Say Ahh!' favorite went to No. 6 on the Billboard charts in the spring of 1988.
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 …
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.
The Marshall Tucker Band Announce 2014 ‘Take The Highway’ Tour
Southern rock legends the Marshall Tucker Band are set to hit the trail once again as 2014 gets rolling. This tour will mark the band's 43rd year on the road.
Stevie Nicks To Guest On ‘American Horror Story: Coven’
'American Horror Story: Coven' is in its third bewitching season, so what better time to bring in rock's very own "Welsh Witch" -- Fleetwood Mac legend Stevie Nicks? According to a post on Twitter by director Ryan Murphy, it appears that Nicks will be showing up in a…
47 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Experience Makes Their Live Debut
The Jimi Hendrix Experience made their live debut 47 years ago this week with four dates in France.
38 Years Ago: John Lennon’s Deportation Order Reversed
On Oct. 7, 1975, New York State Supreme Court judge Irving Kaufman reversed a deportation order for John Lennon, allowing him to legally remain in the United States. Lennon was in the spotlight throughout the first few years of the decade, not only due to his music and his status as a former Beatle…
40 Years Ago: Grand Funk Railroad’s ‘We’re an American Band’ Album Released
Grand Funk Railroad were huge during the first half of the '70s. Every album they released between 1969 and 1975 went either gold or platinum, and in 1971 they even beat the Beatles' box-office record at Shea Stadium, selling out the venue in less than 72 hours.