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.
Monkees Albums Ranked Worst to Best
In the 50 years since the Monkees first invaded pop culture, they never completely left.
When Bob Dylan and John Lennon Took 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.
Kinks Classic Appears in New Mattress Commercial
Advertisers have hit on one simple trick: The impact of a great song, whether it's well-known or obscure, will turn heads.
Queen’s ‘We Are the Champions’ Appears in New Gatorade Commercial
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The Story of Thin Lizzy’s Final Studio Album, ‘Thunder and Lightning’
On March 4, 1983, Thin Lizzy released what would end up being their final studio LP, Thunder and Lightning.
The History of John Lennon’s ‘Beatles More Popular Than Jesus’ Comment
On March 4, 1966, an article appeared in the London Evening Standard that would cause an uproar and ripple for some time.
The Death of Bon Scott
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1980, Bon Scott was found dead.
The History of the Beatles and the Maharishi
The Beatles traveled to Rishikesh, india on Feb. 15, 1968.
The Day the Beatles Changed the World
On Feb. 9, 1964, the world of rock music -- and American culture in general -- was turned upside down by the Beatles' debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show.