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.
When Motorhead Kissed the Majors Goodbye on ‘Bastards’
A new drummer, a new label and a new sense of urgency fuel one of the band's best albums.
When Monster Magnet Took Us on a ‘Powertrip’
Monster Magnet added a bit of gloss to their fourth album, and came out with their biggest hit to date.
Top 10 Tom Petty B-Sides and Rarities
Tom Petty's b-sides reveal different sides to his songwriting than he was often willing to put on an album.
Sex Pistols, Prince, Peter Tosh + More: 12 Great Covers of Chuck Berry’s ‘Johnny B. Goode’
Check out 12 great, unique covers of Chuck Berry's classic 'Johnny B. Goode.'
40 Years Ago: The Ramones ‘Leave Home’
The Ramones followed up their debut on Jan. 10, 1977 with 'Leave Home.'
Portable Music: The Early Years – A Turntable For Your Car
We are all so accustomed to being able to take our music with us wherever we go that the thought of being without it, may come as a shock to the 'youngsters' out there. 'Tis true, we weren't always as mobile with our sounds as we are now, but that didn't mean the idea wasn't there...