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.
Revisiting John Mellencamp’s Only No. 1 Album, ‘American Fool’
By the time John Mellencamp had the No. 1 song and the No. 1 album in the country, it had been a long road to get there.
That Time Bruce Springsteen Got Angry on ‘Wrecking Ball’
Around the time of the 2008 economic collapse, Bruce Springsteen was working on a gospel music album.
U2 Gets Cinematic on ‘Where the Streets Have No Name': The Story Behind Every ‘Joshua Tree…
Producer Brian Eno claims that it took about half of the 'Joshua Tree' sessions to complete 'Where the Streets Have No Name.' In the end, U2 had a classic.
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.
That Time Beastie Boys Stole Led Zeppelin Samples for ‘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."