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.
55 Years Ago: Former Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe Dies
In April 1962, when the Beatles arrived in Hamburg, Germany, for their third stint playing in the city’s music clubs, the band members were met with bad news from Astrid Kirchherr.
That Time Van Halen Reunited With David Lee Roth on MTV
When host Dennis Miller announced reunited members of Van Halen, the crowd at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards went crazy.
35 Years Ago: Mark David Chapman Pleads Guilty to Murdering John Lennon
Six months after killing John Lennon, Mark David Chapman entered a guilty plea in a New York courtroom.
50 Years Ago: Jimmy Page Plays First Gig With the Yardbirds
Jimmy Page had already turned down the Yardbirds … twice.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles Shoot the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Cover Photo
At the time, it was one of the most expensive album covers ever created. And in the end, it would become one of the most iconic images in rock 'n' roll history.
When the Beatles Began Recording ‘The White Album’
Sessions for 'The White Album' began with 16 takes on John Lennon's "Revolution."
The History of the Who’s ‘Tommy’
We delve into the story behind the Who's 'Tommy' album, which was released on May 23, 1969.
The Story of David Bowie’s Last Berlin Trilogy Album, ‘Lodger’
In the years since its release in May 1979, David Bowie's Lodger has often been painted as the weakest installment in the artist's vaunted Berlin Trilogy.
That Time the Rolling Stones Got Shocked Onstage
Bob Dylan famously "went electric" in 1965, but four out of the five Rolling Stones actually experienced a shocking accident that same year.
40 Years Ago: CBGB Opens in New York City
It wasn’t supposed to be a punk club. You could tell that from the name of the place: CBGB &OMFUG, which stood for Country, Bluegrass, Blues and Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers.
30 Years Ago: The Clash Fire Mick Jones
In 1983, “the only band that matters” was poised to become the biggest band in the world. Over the course of a few years, the Clash had gone from punk upstarts to a passionately eclectic band capable of rocking stadiums.