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.
Revisiting the Doors’ Only No. 1 Album, ‘Waiting for the Sun’
The Doors' third album, 'Waiting for the Sun,' was released on July 11, 1968.
Mike Love Wants Brian Wilson Back in the Beach Boys
Last year, as the Beach Boys' 50th-anniversary tour wrapped up, Mike Love announced that the group would be hitting the road again, but without original members Al Jardine, David Marks and leader Brian Wilson. This pretty much amounted to being fired, Wilson said at the time. ''I don't know how that…
Ray Manzarek’s Final Album Released
The last batch of music Doors legend Ray Manzarek had been working on prior to his death has just been released.
Blondie, X Announce Fall 2013 US Tour
New York rock and roll legends Blondie are heading back out on the road this fall. Many of the band's recent tours have seen the band sharing the stage with other bands of similar vintage such as Cheap Trick, B-52's, Devo and Pat Benatar...
Bill Wyman Says Rolling Stones Often Faked Each Others Autographs
According to former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, the band members used to forge each others' signatures when signing large amounts of memorabilia. All except for Charlie Watts, that is.
Beach Boys ‘Made In California’ Box Set Announced
Last year, as the Beach Boys kicked off their 50th anniversary celebration, a multi-disc box set was supposed to be part of that. It was put on hold, until now.
10 Years Ago: Pete Townshend Cleared On Child Porn Charges
Following a four-month investigation, Who guitarist Pete Townshend was cleared of charges related to child pornography on May 7, 2003, after examination of his computers equipment proved there had been no downloaded images of child porn.
The Monkees Announce Summer 2013 Tour Dates
One more time! With the success, both critical and commercial, of last fall's mini tour, the Monkees are coming to your town again this summer.
Two Frank Zappa Albums To Be Reissued On Vinyl
The Zappa Family Trust, headed by Frank Zappa's widow Gail, has announced that select titles from the massive Zappa catalog will be finding their way to vinyl this summer. In June, Zappa's Barking Pumpkin label will put out editions of 1973's 'Over-Nite Sensation' and the 1966 classic 'Freak Out!,' …
The Story of Fleetwood Mac’s Semi-Reunion LP, ‘Say You Will’
After the huge comeback success of the live reunion album, The Dance, in 1997, Fleetwood Mac were back in a big way.
Annette Funicello Dies: Remembering Her Beach Boys and Monkees Collaborations
Annette Funicello has died at age 70 after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. To many she was the symbol of innocence in the '60s, and her distinguished career included collaborations with both the Monkees and the Beach Boys.
Brian Wilson To Hit The Road with Fellow Beach Boys David Marks and Al Jardine
Not one to let Mike Love have the upper hand, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson is hitting the road with fellow Beach Boys members David Marks and Al Jardine this summer. The trio have announced seven dates (listed below), with a promise of more to follow.