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.
50 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix’s Seattle Homecoming Ends in Embarrassment
One morning in 1968, Jimi Hendrix found himself in a familiar place: onstage, with a microphone, in front of a horde of teenagers. But he wasn’t able to play.
20 Years Ago: Pearl Jam ‘Yield’ to Maturity
After years of battles with Ticketmaster, the music industry and each other, Pearl Jam emerged with a calmer mood and bolder music on their fifth album.
45 Years Ago: Jeff Lynne Becomes the Maestro on ‘ELO 2’
In the 13 months that separated Electric Light Orchestra’s 1971 debut LP and the band’s 1973 follow-up 'ELO 2,' the partnership between founders Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne fell apart.
Up Where They Belong? How Rockers Transitioned to Adult Contemporary
The phrase “Adult Contemporary” might as well be an epithet to rock fans.
Bands That Reunited Without Their Lead Singer
“Let’s get the band back together” is a rock ’n’ roll cliché, yet it has remained a difficult task for some of the world’s most legendary groups.
How ‘Eclipse’ Provided an Epic Finale for Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’
Pink Floyd were onto something, as sessions continued for 1973's 'The Dark Side of the Moon.' They just didn't have an ending.
25 Years Ago: Kurt Cobain Marries Courtney Love
After beginning their relationship the previous fall, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love got married in Hawaii on Feb. 24, 1992.
35 Years Ago: Pink Floyd’s ‘A Collection of Great Dance Songs’ Sums Up the ’70s
Pink Floyd’s record labels in the U.K. and U.S. had gotten used to a schedule.
50 Years Ago: John Lennon Meets Yoko Ono
There are few figures more controversial in rock history than Yoko Ono.
40 Years Ago: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Release Their Debut Album
If you know anything about rock bands, you know the story about how most groups come to make their first album.
How Elton John Bottomed Out on ‘Leather Jackets’
From the public’s perspective, Elton John was on fire in the mid-’80s.
5 Reasons Steppenwolf Should Be in the Hall of Fame
Despite decades of inductions, it’s not getting any easier to get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.