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.
Remember That Time Yoko Ono Jammed With Chuck Berry on a Morning Talk Show?
For one week in February 1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono invaded living rooms across America when they co-hosted 'The Mike Douglas Show.'
Slade’s ‘Cum on Feel the Noize’ Appropriated for Kids Toy Commercial
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46 Years Ago: Blue Cheer Release ‘Vincebus Eruptum’
To describe Blue Cheer, the first word that comes to mind is . . . loud! It was said that the band's sonic blast could "turn the air into cottage cheese." The classic "power trio" lineup of guitar, bass and drums is more than capable of knocking down a house,…
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,'…
47 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Claims ‘All Along the Watchtower’ As His Own
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Freddie ‘Fingers’ Lee Dead At Age 76
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The Marshall Tucker Band Announce 2014 ‘Take The Highway’ Tour
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Hear Classic Rock’s $1,000,000 Christmas Song
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Hot Tuna Announce Winter 2014 Tour
Hot Tuna always seem to be most at home on the concert trail. So it's no surprise that they're kicking off the new year with a string of new dates. The veteran band just announced a 30-show U.S. tour that launches on Jan. 2 in Northampton, Mass.