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.
20 Years Ago: The Ramones Play Their Last Show
The Ramones played their 2,263rd and final concert in Hollywood, Calif., on Aug. 6, 1996.
40 Years Ago: John Lennon Gets Green Card to Stay in the U.S.
John Lennon was always one to say what was on his mind and never one to shy away from controversy.
35 Years Ago: Stevie Nicks Goes Solo With ‘Bella Donna’
Fleetwood Mac pretty much owned popular music during the last half of the '70s.
Mick Jagger’s Wife and Girlfriends Through the Years: Photo Gallery
The Rolling Stones frontman has been romantically linked to many intelligent, accomplished and beautiful women over the years.
David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ Headed Back to Movie Theaters, Home Video
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the David Bowie film 'The Man Who Fell To Earth' will return to select movie theaters this fall.
10 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Co-Founder Syd Barrett Dies
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.
40 Years Ago: The Clash Play Their First Show
As America celebrated the 200th anniversary of their successful rebellion against England, another rebellion was taking root as the Clash made their live debut.
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.
55 Years Ago: Stuart Sutcliffe Leaves the Beatles
In July 1961, Stu Sutcliffe left the Beatles to continue his art career and be with his German girlfriend, Astrid Kirschherr.
50 Years Ago: Bob Dylan and John Lennon Take a Bizarre Cab Ride
This bizarre, apparently drug-fueled meeting remains as historic as it was utterly awkward.
AC/DC’s Music Pollutes New Applebee’s Commercials in the Best Way Possible
The distinctive opening riff of AC/DC's 1980 classic "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution" is featured in a new series of TV spots from the Applebee's restaurant chain.
Queen’s ‘We Are the Champions’ Appears in New Gatorade Commercial
"If it's not game time, it's recover time," says the tagline in a new commercial from Gatorade, which is best known for its aggressive, sweat-drenched ads