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.
How Pink Floyd Flubbed the Live Debut of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’
The tapes were ready. The sequence was set. So was the new light show.
How the Mysterious ‘Hey Joe’ Introduced the World to Jimi Hendrix
The Jimi Hendrix Experience debuted on Dec. 16, 1966, with "Hey Joe," a folk song of uncertain origin.
How Pink Floyd’s ‘Great Dance Songs’ Became a Collector’s Item
Some songs had to be edited to fit on one slab of vinyl, and they couldn't get the rights to another.
When Beastie Boys Stole Led Zeppelin Samples for ‘Licensed to Ill’
The hard-rock band’s back catalog would became a treasure trove for hip-hop artists, from Puff Daddy to Ice-T.
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.
50 Tribute Songs for Dead Musicians
What better way to immortalize your heroes than in a song?
Bach and Roll: 28 Best Rock and Classical Crossovers
Chuck Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven" framed the yawning early distance between rock and classical. But things quickly changed.
40 Years Ago: Producer Lou Adler Is Kidnapped and Held for Ransom
Lou Adler got one hell of a wake-up call on Sept. 1, 1976.
How the SoundScan Era Rocked the Music Industry
In 1991, a gargantuan shift occurred in popular music.
The Day the Beatles Shot the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Cover Photo
At the time, it was one of the most expensive ever created.