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.
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.
When Bob Dylan Joined the Band for New Year’s Eve Show
Bob Dylan took part in an improvised four-song encore during the Band's New Year's Eve show in 1971.
When the Rolling Stones Collected Their Past on ‘Hot Rocks’
'Hot Rocks 1964-1971' is the Rolling Stones’ most successful release, and they had nothing to do with 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.
The Story of George Harrison’s Last Tour
George Harrison wasn’t fond of touring, and he had little reason to be enamored with it.
40 Years Ago: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Release Their Debut Album
If you know anything about rock bands, you know the story about how most groups come to make their first album.
45 Years Ago: Don McLean Mourns an Era on ‘American Pie’
Don McLean’s first album didn’t exactly set the world on fire.
35 Years Ago: U2 Rejoice on ‘October’
U2’s second album almost didn’t happen – for a couple of reasons. One of them was because U2 nearly broke up.
30 Bands That Replaced Their Lead Singers
We’re looking at alt. rock bands that have changed their frontmen (and women).
The Day U2 Began as Feedback
A band of Irish lads practiced for the first time on Sept. 25, 1976. They named themselves Feedback, although they'd later be known as U2.
Revisiting the Rolling Stones’ Big, Bright U.S. ‘Tattoo You’ Tour
The Rolling Stones' '81 tour found the band evolving. Gone were the dark days of ’70s, replaced by the bright colors and arena spectacle of the ’80s.
Revisiting an Alice Cooper Sequel, ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’
Three and a half decades after Alice Cooper went solo in style with Welcome to My Nightmare, the shock rocker returned to the realm of Steven, the underworld and bad dreams.