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.
U2 Goes Minimalist on ‘With or Without You’: The Story Behind Every ‘Joshua Tree’ Song
U2 almost got sick of 'With or Without You' before Bono helped rescue the slow-building song from the trash heap. It became the band's first No. 1 U.S. hit.
Climbing ‘The Wall’: Are Radiohead This Generation’s Pink Floyd?
Popular culture is obsessed with anointing the “new” version of the “old” thing that proved extraordinarily popular.
Rock Stars in Video Games: The Complete History
A look at how video game developers have incorporated classic rock and musicians in their works.
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.
50 Years Ago: ‘Rolling Stone’ Magazine Prints Its First Issue
In 1967, rock ’n’ roll was flourishing, the hippie movement was happening and pop sensations had gone from being perceived as teen heartthrobs to experimental artists.
Michael Stipe Wrestles with Writer’s Block to Complete ‘Man on the Moon’: The Story Behind Every ‘Automatic for the People’ Song
The song was ready. Everything was there: Bass, drums, guitars. There was only one slight problem. It didn’t have a title, or lyrics, or vocals.
30 Years Ago: Warren Zevon, R.E.M. and an All-Star Cast Team Up for ‘Sentimental Hygiene’
After going five years without releasing an album, Warren Zevon returned with R.E.M. as his band on 'Sentimental Hygiene,' released in August 1987.
How ‘Eclipse’ Provided an Epic Finale for Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’
Pink Floyd were onto something, as sessions continued for 1973's 'The Dark Side of the Moon.' They just didn't have an ending.
35 Years Ago: The Clash Forced to Postpone Tour When Joe Strummer Disappears
In April 1982, the Clash's frontman pulled a fast one on the band and hid out in Paris for a few weeks, belting pints and running marathons.
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.