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.
Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the News: 40 Songs About Doctors
Between drug habits, stage accidents, unhealthy lifestyles and rehab stints, rock stars might visit the doctor (or “doctor,” in some cases) more than the average person.
Michael Stipe Wrestles with Writer’s Block to Complete ‘Man on the Moon’: The Story Behind Every ‘Automatic for the People’ Song
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 Every ‘Automatic for the People’ Song
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.
How the Cars Balanced Rock and New Wave on ‘Shake It Up’
They bounced back after the critical and commercial failure of 1980's 'Panorama.'
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 History
David Bowie has been called a music pioneer, but he also was on the forefront of technology.
When Van Halen Staged a Tense Reunion With David Lee Roth on MTV
Everyone at the 1996 Video Music Awards went crazy when host Dennis Miller brought out the long-estranged bandmates.
When the Rolling Stones Got a New Bass Player
After almost 30 years as a member of the band, Bill Wyman was done.
Ranking Every Creedence Clearwater Revival Album
Let’s take a step back to appreciate the magnificence that is their entire catalog.
How the Who Changed Rock Forever With ‘Tommy’
Pete Townshend wanted to do something to fully capitalize on the album as a continuous art form.