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.
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.
36 Years Ago: David Bowie Releases the Last Album in His Berlin Trilogy, ‘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.
46 Years Ago: Pete Townshend Gets Arrested at the Fillmore East
On May 16, 1969, Pete Townshend kicked a man off the Who's stage. Turned out he was a plain clothes policeman. Oops.
40 Years Ago: Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham Play First Show With Fleetwood Mac
Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham played live with Fleetwood Mac for first time on May 15, 1975.
43 Years Ago: The Jeff Beck Group Release Their Final Album
Only a few months after the second incarnation of the Jeff Beck Group had released their first album, Beck and friends were (rough and) ready to record again.
The Secret History of the Doors’ Bass Players
The Doors did not have a bass player.
48 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Sets His Guitar on Fire for the First Time
Distinguishing yourself in the colorful musical climate of 1967 wasn't easy.
50 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Get Shocked Onstage
Bob Dylan went electric in 1965, musically speaking, but four out of the five Rolling Stones really did go electric with shocking accidents that happened the same year.
30 Years Ago: The Who Say Farewell (Sorta) With ‘Who’s Last’
The Who have toured so much in the past 15 years that it’s amusing to think of the rock titans staging a “Farewell Tour” way back in 1982.
Cheap Trick’s First Five Albums – Rock’s Best Hot Streaks
The Rockford, Ill. quartet quickly established themselves in the late '70s as the undisputed titans of power pop.
Tom Petty, ‘Honey Bee’ – Rock’s Hidden Gems
Tom Petty's 'Honey Bee,' released on 'Wildflowers,' is one of Rock's Hidden Gems.
The Day Tom Petty’s House Burned Down
Tom Petty's house was set on fire by an arsonist on May 17, 1987.