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.
Caravan Drummer Richard Coughlan Dies
Richard Coughlan, the original drummer for the art-rock band Caravan, has died. The 66-year-old Coughlan had been in poor health for the past few years and passed away at home last week.
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.
ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Going Solo… For One Show
ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons will be making a rare solo club appearance later this month. The guitar maverick has a date set at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City on Dec. 17.
Cheap Trick Announce 2014 Tour Dates
During their 40 years as a band, Cheap Trick have been on the road more than they have been at home. And 2014 looks to be shaping up in much the same way.
45 Years Ago: Cream Perform ‘Farewell Concert’
After just over two years as a band, Cream gave their final performance on Nov. 26, 1968. The concert was held at the Royal Albert Hall In England. Cream's decision to disband took fans by surprise, though simmering tensions within the band, primarily between Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, came to a h…
46 Years Ago: Cream Release ‘Disraeli Gears’
'Disraeli Gears' was the second album Cream released in their ever so short career, and 46 years later, it still shines as their crowning achievement. Issued in November of 1967, the landmark LP saw Cream flipping the switch toward full-on psychedelia while remaining true to the blues root…
Mick Jagger Praised for Secretly Helping Punk Rock Legend
In a recent interview, the legend that is John Lydon revealed an interesting tidbit concerning Sir Mick Jagger. It turns out that while Sex Pistol Sid Vicious was awaiting trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, Jagger stepped in the pay the legal fees.
When the Monkees Made the Jump to Film With ‘Head’
Released in theaters nationwide on Nov. 6, 1968, 'Head' was the Monkees last real hurrah as a pop phenomenon of the '60s.
Revisiting the First Beatles Solo Album, George Harrison’s ‘Wonderwall Music’
With the release of 'Wonderwall Music' in November 1968, George Harrison was the first Beatle to step into the spotlight on his own.
Revisiting the End of Bob Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are A-Changin” Sessions
Sessions for Bob Dylan's third album, The Times They Are A-Changin', began just a few months after the last tracks for his second LP, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, wrapped up.
Lou Reed’s ‘Perfect Day’ Featured in PlayStation 4 Commercial
As two flesh-and-blood actors play out the roles of video-game heroes in the trailer for the new PlayStation 4, a greater force casts its presence over the scene. The two men, dressed in warrior-like battle garb and armed with various weapons, approach each other as a piano-driven melody sets the mo…
UFO Burn Down The House In Ohio
Over 40 years on, UFO remain one of hard rock's most treasured, and yet most under appreciated bands ever. Though the band has seen its share of personnel changes over the years, founding drummer Andy Parker and original singer Phil Mogg are clearly in it for the long haul. Thursday night at th…