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.
45 Years Ago: Jackson Browne Finally Sings His Own Songs on His Debut Album
Jackson Browne had already been a cog in the music industry machine for half a decade before he released his debut album.
Mick Jagger: Movie Star? Exploring the Rolling Stones Singer’s Film Career
Mick Jagger knows it’s only a movie role, but he likes it.
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.
How Alice Cooper Kept Rolling With ‘Killer’
Alice Cooper's 'Killer' contained songs that matched irresistible pop melodies with punchy hard rock, landing two singles on the 'Billboard' chart.
40 Years Ago: George Harrison Tries to Collect from Lorne Michaels
George Harrison appeared on 'Saturday Night Live' in 1976 with Paul Simon. In a sketch, he tried to collect the $3,000 Lorne Michaels had offered the Beatles.
How Elton John Survived the ’80s
Elton John almost didn’t make it to the ’80s.
30 Years Ago: Beastie Boys Rhyme and Steal Led Zeppelin Samples on ‘Licensed to Ill’
Beastie Boys became unlikely trailblazers in 1986.
How Alice Cooper Survived the ’80s
Alice Cooper almost didn’t make it through the '80s.
25 Years Ago: U2 Kills Bryan Adams’s Record-Breaking Streak
Bryan Adams's streak of 16 weeks atop the U.K. charts with "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" ended when U2 unveiled the band's new direction with "The Fly."
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.
15 Years Ago: Stars Unite at ‘The Concert for New York City’
'The Concert for New York City' was a charity show which entertained police and firefighters. David Bowie opened the show with Simon & Garfunkel's 'America.'
15 Years Ago: The Who Rule ‘The Concert for New York City’
Paul McCartney might have been the driving force behind the Concert for New York City, but the Who’s unbridled performance remains the brightest highlight that night.