Bryan Wawzenek is a freelance journalist who writes for Diffuser.fm and Ultimate Classic Rock. He learned more from a three-minute record than he ever learned in school. His mind is racing, as it always will. Don't start him talking, he could talk all night. The sunshine bores the daylights out of him. Don't touch him, he's a real live wire. Most things he worries about never happen anyway. But he's been smiling lately, thinking about the good things to come.
Michael Stipe Wrestles with Writer’s Block to Complete ‘Man on the Moon’: The Story Behind…
The song was ready. Everything was there: Bass, drums, guitars. There was only one slight problem. It didn’t have a title, or lyrics, or vocals.
Michael Stipe Explores Life’s Last Moments with ‘Try Not to Breathe’: The Story Behind Eve…
The second track from 'Automatic for the People' is the album's first one about death. But the song’s title originated with a much more innocuous statement.
30 Years Ago: ‘The Lost Boys’ Delivers a Soundtrack for the MTV Era
The slick soundtrack album for the 1987 vampire flick features elder statesman (Roger Daltrey), up-and-comers (INXS) and plenty of saxophone solos.
Attack on the Bataclan Theater in Paris: Looking Back
Remembering the sadness, controversy and charity that followed a Nov. 13, 2015 attack on Paris' Bataclan.
When the Cars Balanced Rock, New Wave on ‘Shake It Up’
After the critical and commercial failure 'Panorama,' the Cars bounced back in 1981 with 'Shake it Up,' as well as the hit title track and 'Since You're Gone.'
25 Years Ago: The Beatles’ Apple Corps Reaches a New Settlement with Apple Computer
A decades-long series of lawsuits between the Beatles and Steve Jobs over the Apple brand took another turn in October 1991.
20 Years Ago: David Bowie Releases ‘Telling Lies,’ First Downloadable Single in Music Hist…
David Bowie has been called a music pioneer, but he also was on the forefront of technology.
That Time Van Halen Reunited With David Lee Roth on MTV
When host Dennis Miller announced reunited members of Van Halen, the crowd at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards went crazy.
The Day the Rolling Stones Got a New Bass Player
After almost 30 years as a member of the Rolling Stones, Bill Wyman was done.
Creedence Clearwater Revival Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Let’s take a step back to appreciate the magnificence that is the entire Creedence Clearwater Revival catalog.
The History of the Who’s ‘Tommy’
We delve into the story behind the Who's 'Tommy' album, which was released on May 23, 1969.
The Story of David Bowie’s Last Berlin Trilogy Album, ‘Lodger’
In the years since its release in May 1979, David Bowie's Lodger has often been painted as the weakest installment in the artist's vaunted Berlin Trilogy.