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.
15 Years Ago: Tom Petty Takes on the Music Industry on ‘The Last DJ’
When they first heard Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 'The Last DJ,' fans, critics and even casual listeners largely came away with the impression that Petty was bitter.
25 Years Ago: Blind Melon Gets Stung by the ‘Bee Girl’ on Debut Album
Blind Melon scored a massive hit with their rootsy debut album thanks to a girl dressed up like a bee.
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.
R.E.M.’s Biggest Influences
We're looking at the musicians that helped make R.E.M. one of the most important bands of the '80s and beyond.
The Beatles Rip ‘She’s Leaving Home’ From the Headlines: The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepp…
When Paul McCartney began writing “She’s Leaving Home,” he didn’t know he had met Melanie Coe.
Rock’s Most Notorious Motorcycle Crashes
These musicians ended up entangled in some horrific wrecks – and only some of them lived to tell the tale.
Rock’s 40 Luckiest Songs
Some guys have all the luck, and many of them are legendary rockers. We’re taking a look at some of the luckiest (and a few of the unluckiest) songs in classic rock.
Rock Stars Who Have Been Knighted
Only a select few musicians have been named a Knight of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II – and then there was the one who turned her down.
45 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Flub Live Debut of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’
Pink Floyd were about to play the entirety of The Dark Side of the Moon before an audience for the first time.
50 Years Ago: Dark, Mysterious ‘Hey Joe’ Introduces the World to Jimi Hendrix
The Jimi Hendrix Experience debuted on Dec. 16, 1966, with "Hey Joe," a folk song of uncertain origin.