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.
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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.
When John Lennon Said the Beatles Were More Popular Than Jesus
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.
Why the Beatles Struggled So Much With ‘Across the Universe’
John Lennon struggled to complete "Across the Universe," ultimately called it a "lousy track of a great song."
50 Years Ago: Syd Barrett Plays His Last Show With Pink Floyd
Syd Barrett's last show with Pink Floyd took place on Jan. 20, 1968.
55 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Releases His First Single, ‘Mixed-Up Confusion’
Bob Dylan's debut single, 'Mixed-Up Confusion,' was released on Dec. 14, 1962
The History of Jimi Hendrix and Chas Chandler’s Split
Once Chandler heard Jimi Hendrix, he knew there was something magical there.
47 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Play Together for the First Time
On Aug. 12, 1968, in a small space on Gerrard Street in the west end of London, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the very first time.
48 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Joins the Monkees Tour
What do you get when you cross a psychedelic guitar genius with one of the world's bestselling pop bands? A frustrated guitarist, a disappointed band and a bewildered and confused audience.