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.
That Time the Beatles Were Offered $30 Million to Reunite
On Jan. 16, 1976, promoter Bill Sargent made a reunion offer that only the Beatles could refuse.
How ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ Became the Beatles’ First Misstep
Televisions across Britain were taken over by a surreal adventure on Boxing Day in 1967.
The Day Led Zeppelin Made Their Live Debut
When the Yardbirds fell apart, Jimmy Page put together an all new version of the band.
When the Who Debuted ‘Tommy’ in Concert
The Bolton, England concert was a full month before the groundbreaking double album was released.
How Paul McCartney Finally Ended the Beatles for Good
They had been imploding for a while.
Portable Music: The Early Years – A Turntable For Your Car
We are all so accustomed to being able to take our music with us wherever we go that the thought of being without it, may come as a shock to the 'youngsters' out there. 'Tis true, we weren't always as mobile with our sounds as we are now, but that didn't mean the idea wasn&a…
46 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Experience Banned From BBC
Hendrix's infamous appearance on Lulu's show took place on Jan. 4, 1969.
36 Years Ago: Cheap Trick’s ‘Dream Police’ Becomes a Belated Smash
By the time their fourth studio album 'Dream Police' arrived in September of 1979, Cheap Trick had gone from cult following to mega-stardom -- all within a year.
Roger Daltrey and Joan Jett Team Up for ‘Summertime Blues’
Roger Daltrey and Joan Jett joined together for a surprise version of 'Summertime Blues' at a cancer benefit concert in Philadelphia.
U2 Might Release a New Album in 2014 After All
After a series of starts and stops, U2 could be ready to release its new album in late 2014.
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.
Are Black Sabbath About to Play Their Last Show?
The upcoming Hyde Park concert by Black Sabbath could be their last according to guitarist Tony Iommi.
Peter Gabriel Cancels Ukraine Concert Due To Concerns About Security
The current unrest in Ukraine has forced Peter Gabriel to cancel his concert there tonight (May 10).
Fleetwood Mac Might Have Double Album On Their Hands
Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie discuss the new tracks that Fleetwood Mac have recently recorded.
Robert Plant On Led Zeppelin Reunion: ‘I’m Not Part of a Jukebox!’
Robert Plant once again explained his reasons for not wanting to reunite with the surviving members of Led Zeppelin.
The Who Release Full Details, Track List for ‘Quadrophenia’ Concert DVD
The Who will release a video document of their most recent tour, 'Quadrophenia: Live in London.'