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.
40 Years Ago: The Ramones ‘Leave Home’
The Ramones followed up their debut on Jan. 10, 1977 with 'Leave Home.'
When Motorhead Returned to the Power Trio Format on ‘Overnight Sensation’
This three-piece lineup would become Motorhead's most stable, remaining intact until Lemmy's death.
45 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Stage Legendary Performance at Pompeii
Pink Floyd played a mostly empty amphitheater in Pompeii on Oct. 4, 1971.
Revisiting Rush’s First Live, and First Top 40, Album, ‘All the World’s a Stage’
From the Who's Live at Leeds through Rockin' the Fillmore by Humble Pie and moving forward, live albums became commonplace in the '70s.
How a Renewed Focus on Guitar Gave Rush a New Start on ‘Roll the Bones’
Rush continued a move away from the keyboard-driven '80s on 1991's 'Roll the Bones.'
The Day Pink Floyd Co-Founder Syd Barrett Died
Syd Barrett's fame had evaporated by the time the former Pink Floyd co-founder died, and he wouldn't have had it any other way.
‘Do You Think Courtney Killed Kurt’ Question Arises in Recent Billy Corgan Q + A Session
As part of the End Times tour, Billy Corgan is offering up a VIP Experience for die-hard fans, including a Q&A session.
Lost MTV Footage Shows Kurt Cobain Playing With a Taser + Explaining the Dream Machine
The vaults of Kurt Cobain's life continue to yield interest clips of the iconic rock star.
Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Joins TNA Wrestling
Smashing Pumpkins main man Billy Corgan is certainly branching out these days.
Social Distortion Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Self-Titled Album With Summer Tour
It's hard to believe it's been 25 years since Social Distortion released their foundational self-titled album.
Deftones Promise New Album Will Be ‘Outside the Box’
The Deftones are hard at work on their first album in three years and if lead singer Chino Moreno has his way, the album will cut a new path for the band.
Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge Announces Solo Album, ‘To the Stars’
After being ousted and possibly-maybe-definitely leaving Blink 182 earlier this year, guitarist Tom DeLonge has been keeping busy.