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.
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.
R.E.M. Take Pop Heaven to Motel Hell on ‘The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite’: The Story Behind E…
With a little inspiration from a doo-wop classic, this bouncy track brought some levity to the moody 'Automatic for the People.' But what does the song mean?
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.
Bands That Reunited Without Their Lead Singer
“Let’s get the band back together” is a rock ’n’ roll cliché, yet it has remained a difficult task for some of the world’s most legendary groups.
Rock’s Most Notorious Motorcycle Crashes
These musicians ended up entangled in some horrific wrecks – and only some of them lived to tell the tale.
25 Years Ago: Kurt Cobain Marries Courtney Love
After beginning their relationship the previous fall, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love got married in Hawaii on Feb. 24, 1992.
15 Years Ago: Nine Inch Nails Looks Back With ‘And All That Could Have Been’
Trent Reznor spent more than a year editing the album and DVD versions of 'And All That Could Have Been,' released Jan. 22, 2002.
30 Years Ago: Beastie Boys Become the First Censored Act on ‘American Bandstand’
The Beastie Boys became the first act to be censored on 'American Bandstand' on Jan. 16, 1987, reportedly earning the ire of host Dick Clark.
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.
35 Years Ago: Dead Kennedys Go Hard on ‘In God We Trust, Inc.’
Inspired by the D.C. hardcore scene, Dead Kennedys recorded their first (and only) EP, 'In God We Trust, Inc.' at a blistering pace.
15 Years Ago: Gorillaz Follow-Up Hit Debut With ‘G Sides’
Mere months after their debut, Gorillaz assembled the 'G Sides' compilation. The disc was put out in Japan in December 2001, before seeing release elsewhere.