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.
5 Reasons Why Dire Straits Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
If it were up to us, Dire Straits would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next April.
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.'
How a Renewed Focus on Guitar Gave Rush a New Start on ‘Roll the Bones’
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50 Years Ago: The Beatles Headline The Budokan In Japan
The Beatles overcame cultural differences while becoming the first rock band to perform at Tokyo's famous venue.
When Bob Dylan and John Lennon Took a Bizarre Cab Ride
This bizarre, apparently drug-fueled meeting remains as historic as it was utterly awkward.
The Day Jerry Garcia’s Ashes Were Spread in India and San Francisco
The Grateful Dead leader's ashes were spread in two different locations, and most of his family wasn't too thrilled by this.
The Day Keith Moon Collapsed Behind His Drum Kit in Boston
Oddly enough, one of Moon's most infamous on-stage mishaps wasn't – at least initially – chalked up to his consumption of drugs and alcohol.
The Day the Grateful Dead’s Ron ‘Pigpen’ McKernan Died
On March 8, 1973, Ron McKernan passed away at age 27.
The Day the Beatles Recorded ‘From Me to You’
Written just a few days prior to the session, "From Me to You" found John Lennon and Paul McCartney moving forward.