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.
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.
40 Years Ago: Sex Pistols Swear on Live TV
The Sex Pistols unleashed a barrage of obscenities when they appeared on the U.K.'s 'Today' show in 1976. The punk band instantly became famous in Britain.
Alternative Rock’s 50 Greatest Debut Singles
You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. We’re exploring the 50 greatest debut singles in alternative rock.
1996’s Best Alternative Albums
From lo-fi to trip hop, folktronica to post-rock, and samples, samples, samples, we're ranking 1996's Best Alternative Albums.
The Tragic Story of Michael Hutchence’s Death
How a tumultuous affair, numerous legal battles, addictions and declining fame contributed to INXS star Michael Hutchence's death.
Rock’s 30 Most Shocking Transformations
We’re taking a look at artists who made such an abrupt pivot with their music that even the most dedicated of fans were left scratching their heads.
How Elton John Survived the ’80s
Elton John almost didn’t make it to the ’80s.
10 Years Ago: Foo Fighters Go Acoustic for Their Live Album ‘Skin and Bones’
Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters took the acoustic route for their first-ever live album, 'Skin and Bones,' released in 2006.
50 Tribute Songs for Dead Musicians
What better way to immortalize your heroes than in a song?
10 Years Ago: CBGB Shuts Down After One Last Show
Being one of the most legendary venues in rock history doesn’t pay the bills. At least not in Manhattan, where storied punk club CBGB was forced by a rent dispute to shutter its doors in 2006. Decades earlier, New York City was a different place...
Top 10 Rock Songs About Ireland
These tracks delve into everything from the country's natural beauty and folk heroes, to the struggle for a united country.