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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How David Bowie Created a Masterpiece With ‘Ziggy Stardust’
This was his fifth album, but it might as well have been his first.
Watch Megadeth Pay Tribute to Chris Cornell With Live Cover of ‘Outshined’
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The elements of the song are dismantled, making Kurt Cobain's voice stark and singular, and that only adds to the tension.
How Cheap Trick Took on the ’80s With ‘One on One’
This band was at a crossroads as the decade began.
The Who Announce 2004 Isle of Wight Home Video
The Who's performance at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival is legendary. In 2004, the band returned to the site to give another rousing performance.
From AC/DC to Bruce Springsteen: 14 Classic Rock Covers of Chuck Berry’s ‘Johnny B. Goode’
Listen as a diverse group of classic rock stars perform their own versions of Chuck Berry's 'Johnny B. Goode.'
Watch the New Trailer for ‘Boy Howdy! The Story of Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine’
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AC/DC’s Music Pollutes New Applebee’s Commercials in the Best Way Possible
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The Day the Beatles Recorded ‘From Me to You’
This single, written just a few days prior to the session, found John Lennon and Paul McCartney moving forward.