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.
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.
55 Years Ago: The Beatles Get Their First No. 1 … Or Do They?
When Beatlemania took hold across Britain in 1963, the country’s media struggled with the reason for their rampant popularity.
20 Years Ago: Pearl Jam ‘Yield’ to Maturity
After years of battles with Ticketmaster, the music industry and each other, Pearl Jam emerged with a calmer mood and bolder music on their fifth album.
The Song Stays in the Picture: Rock Soundtracks in the New Hollywood
In 1967, 'The Graduate' pioneered the use of rock and pop music in serious movie-making. Hollywood took notice and movies have never been the same.
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.
Up Where They Belong? How Rockers Transitioned to Adult Contemporary
The phrase “Adult Contemporary” might as well be an epithet to rock fans.
25 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Unplugs for ‘Good as I Been to You’
When the river runs dry, Bob Dylan retreats to the well.
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.
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.
15 Years Ago: Tom Petty Takes on the Music Industry on ‘The Last DJ’
When they first heard Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 'The Last DJ,' fans, critics and even casual listeners largely came away with the impression that Petty was bitter.
Paul McCartney Praises Pot, Slams Fans on ‘Fixing a Hole’: The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pe…
For a while, there were two prevailing opinions on what “Fixing a Hole,” the fifth track on the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, was about.
45 Years Ago: George Harrison Helps Disband the Beatles Fan Club
When the Beatles broke up in 1970, you might have expected the band’s official fan club to end as well.