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.
40 Years Ago: The Clash Finally Play First U.S. Show
After two and a half years as a band, the London group toured America.
The 20 Best ‘Sopranos’ Musical Moments
We're taking a look at the best soundtrack choices from all six seasons of the beloved HBO drama.
Rock Stars in Video Games: The Complete History
A look at how video game developers have incorporated classic rock and musicians in their works.
True Blue: The Band Behind the Blues Brothers
A guide to the many talented musicians who backed "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues.
All 245 Who Songs Ranked Worst to Best
Once dubbed “maximum R&B,” the Who later progressed beyond rhythm and blues – but still continued to do everything at a maximum.
All 167 Pink Floyd Songs Ranked Worst to Best
These songs take trips through time and space, plunging us deep into the mysteries of the human mind. But which one was best?
The Day the Beatles Got Their First No. 1 … Or Did They?
When Beatlemania took hold across Britain in 1963, the country’s media struggled with the reason for their rampant popularity.
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.
45 Years Ago: Deep Purple, Mark II, Burn Out on ‘Who Do We Think We Are’
Deep Purple, Mark II, is generally agreed to be the ultimate version of the hard rockers.
Why Paul Simon’s ‘Songs From the Capeman’ Became Such a Protracted Failure
Paul Simon may have put more effort into 'The Capeman' than any other project in his long career.
45 Years Ago: Steely Dan Release First LP, ‘Can’t Buy a Thrill’
Donald Fagen didn’t think he had a voice – limited range, low power – that was worthy of fronting a rock ’n’ roll band, despite the encouragement of Steely Dan’s own members.
45 Years Ago: Alice Cooper Taped for TV, Banned From the Airwaves
In the early ’70s, when ABC was considering dipping its toe in the world of rock ’n’ roll, the television network called upon music publisher and producer Don Kirshner ... who called Alice Cooper.