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.
37 Years Ago: The Sex Pistols’ First (And Last) U.S. Tour Falls Apart
"Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?" asked a weary Johnny Rotten at the conclusion of the Sex Pistols' first (and last) U.S. tour.
Singer Brody Dalle Says Macy’s Used Her Image Without Permission
In their new 'Fashion Rocks' ad campaign, it appears that Macy's department stores have allegedly used the likeness of Brody Dalle without her permission.
Never Mind The Vinyl, Here’s The Bollocks: The Emotional Void Of Compressed Audio
Tune in, turn on, drop out. While many years ago that notion held one meaning, today, the same could be applied to our listening habits.
Watch Prince Jam On the Beatles’ ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’ In Small Club
You never know what you'll get when you wander into any given night club on any given night.
Dave Grohl Features Old Demo, ‘Hooker On The Street,’ In ‘Sonic Highways’
The always in-motion Dave Grohl has unearthed an oddity in the form of an early demo recorded in the '90s.
Foo Fighters Call On Trombone Shorty for Some Jamming at Voodoo
At Voodoo Experience this past Sunday (Nov. 2), Foo Fighters had a homecoming of sorts.
Pearl Jam Bring Down The House With Help From Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen [Video]
Last night (Oct. 20) at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Pearl Jam put on one of their signature marathon shows, clocking in at over three hours.
Stream The Melvins’ New Album, ‘Hold It In’
'Hold It In,' the brand-spanking new album from the Melvins, is now streaming in its entirety.
Live’s Ed Kowalczyk Announces ‘Throwing Copper Unplugged – 20th Anniversary Tour’
Back in 1994, it was hard to escape the sounds of Live and their 'Throwing Copper' album.
Foo Fighters Plan Weeklong Residency On ‘Letterman’ With Special Guests
Next week on 'The Late Show With David Letterman,' the Foo Fighters will hold court as musical guests for the entire week.
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Takes on Plumbing and Modern Pop Music in New ‘Handy’ Video
"Weird Al" Yankovic continues his media blitz this week with another video from his new album, 'Mandatory Fun.'
Poison’s ‘Nothin’ But A Good Time’ Featured In New Hardees Ad
The 'Open Up and Say Ahh!' favorite went to No. 6 on the Billboard charts in the spring of 1988.
Ace Frehley’s Pre-Kiss Demos Unearthed
A demo acetate from the band Molimo -- featuring guitarist Ace Frehley, who would later join Kiss -- was recently discovered.
Joan Jett To Perform With Nirvana Members At Rock Hall Ceremony?
The surviving Nirvana members have hinted that Joan Jett may be joining them for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Performance.
‘The Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett Story’ To Be Re-Issued On Two-DVD Set
Eagle Rock Entertainment will re-release 'The Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett Story' on May 20.
Angus & Malcolm Young’s First Recordings To Be Reissued
The Marcus Hook Roll Band, which featured Angus & Malcolm Young, will re-issue their 1973 album.
Updated: Kiss Sued For Unpaid Royalties By Eric Carr’s Family
Update 3/12: Both Carr's family and Kiss singer / guitarist Paul Stanley have denied that Carr's family is actually involved in this lawsuit. Get the full details here. The family of the late Eric Carr, former drummer for Kiss, has filed a lawsuit against the group alleging that they are not being paid their proper royalties.
Some Dude Is Selling a Whole Bunch of Stuff Kurt Cobain Didn’t Want
Are you in the market for some skis? How bout a Swatch phone? Or maybe a 'Kingman' videogame? And what if we told you they may have once been owned by someone famous? Then there's a hell of a deal online with your name on it!
35 Years Ago: Sid Vicious Charged With Murdering His Girlfriend
On Oct. 12, 1978, the body of 20-year-old Nancy Spungen was found in a room at New York's famous Chelsea Hotel. She and her boyfriend, Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious, had been living in Room 100 for abound a month and a half when Vicious called the front desk, saying that something had happened to his girlfriend. It turned out that she was dead from multiple stab wounds to her stomach.
Revisiting Paul McCartney’s ‘James Paul McCartney’ TV Special
He was already enjoying a good run of post-Beatles triumphs. The next stop was television.