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.
Iggy Pop Set To Host BBC Radio Show
The legendary Iggy Pop is stepping behind a microphone of a different sort as he will host a music show on the BBC. Beginning March 9, Iggy can be heard Sundays from 4 to 6pm (UK time) on BBC 6. He is taking over the time slot previously hosted by Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker.
Roky Erickson and the Black Angels Psychedelicize Cleveland Audience
It's been a long, often rocky road for Roky Erickson. The psychedelic music pioneer has had his share of problems over the years -- legal, drug and mental among them. But judging from his show at Cleveland's Beachland Ballroom on Feb. 8, he now seems to be embracing his glorious musical pa…
‘Lost’ Syd Barrett Recordings To Be Released
UK based label Easy Action is set to release a disc of unheard recordings featuring late Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett. The performance was recorded at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge, England on Jan. 27, 1972.
47 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Claims ‘All Along the Watchtower’ As His Own
On Dec. 27, 1967, Bob Dylan released his first album in more than a year with the understated classic 'John Wesley Harding.'
Freddie ‘Fingers’ Lee Dead At Age 76
British rock and roller Freddie 'Fingers' Lee passed away on Monday, Jan. 13. He was 76 years old. Lee suffered two strokes within the past decade and had recently contracted pneumonia.
Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Purple Haze’ Used In Citi Visa Commercial
The Jimi Hendrix classic 'Purple Haze' is part of a new ad from Citi Visa. The commercial uses the upcoming Winter Olympics as a backdrop.
Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Never Going Back Again’ Featured in Bank Commercial
The guitar line that follows a young man in the latest Bank of America commercial as he buys a bouquet of flowers, catches a cab and knocks on an apartment door is unmistakable. Any one of the 40 million people who've purchased Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' since its 1977 r…
The Story of Warren Zevon’s Commercial Breakthrough, ‘Excitable Boy’
With his third album 'Excitable Boy,' released in January 1978, Warren Zevon finally broke through the gates of the mainstream to become a bonafide success.
Boston’s ‘More Than a Feeling’ Featured in Yogurt Commercial
Boston's classic 'More Than a Feeling' is being used in a new commercial for yogurt. The connection? Yoplait's latest flavor is Boston Cream Pie Lite. "At 90 calories, it is so good . . . when you want more than a feeling" touts the tagline as cartoon swirl…
John Fogerty, Steven Tyler and Jon Bon Jovi to Perform at Howard Stern Birthday Bash
Legendary radio personality Howard Stern recently turned 60, but he's not done celebrating yet. He's planning to mark his birthday with an all-star rock 'n' roll party on Jan. 31.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles Hit U.S. Airwaves
On Dec. 17, 1963, the U.S. still had no idea what was in store. The Beatles had yet to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show where they seemingly overnight changed the landscape of pop music forever. That wouldn't occur until February 1964. However on a mid-December day in 1963, Carroll James of WWDC in Wa…
Crimson Projekct Announce 2014 Tour Dates
Robert Fripp is all ready to launch a new lineup of his beloved art-rock band King Crimson, and some of the group's illustrious alum will be joining him on the road.