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.
Top 10 David Crosby Songs
One of rock 'n' roll's most enigmatic figures first caught our attention as a member of the Byrds.
45 Years Ago: Bachman-Turner Overdrive Deliver Their Debut Album
After leaving the Guess Who and forming another band, Randy Bachman got another shot at stardom with his brothers and C.F. Turner in Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
Top Songs of the Summer of Love
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Why Alice Cooper Broke Character With ‘Lace and Whiskey’
After a pair of solo albums, this album marked a course change.
From AC/DC to Bruce Springsteen: 14 Classic Rock Covers of Chuck Berry’s ‘Johnny B. Goode’
Listen as a diverse group of classic rock stars perform their own versions of Chuck Berry's 'Johnny B. Goode.'
Blue Oyster Cult Albums Ranked Worst to Best
They have never been a paint-by-numbers rock 'n' roll band.
Santana IV, ‘Live at the House of Blues Las Vegas': Album / Video Review
The release of 'Santana IV' showed the band in fine form, but the concert stage was always where they shone brightest.
‘Gimme Danger: The Story of the Stooges': Movie Review
When it comes to telling the story of such an influential band like the Stooges, a documentary wins every time over a Hollywood-polished biopic.
Top 10 Leonard Cohen Songs
We count down our favorite songs by the legendary poet and songwriter.
When Thin Lizzy’s Uneven ‘Johnny the Fox’ Followed a Breakthrough
'Jailbreak' had gone to No. 18, but their next studio effort didn't even make the Top 50.