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.
How Paul Simon’s ‘Songs From the Capeman’ Became Such a Failure
He may have put more effort into this Broadway musical than any other project in his long career.
Up Where They Belong?: How Rockers Transitioned to Adult Contemporary
The phrase “Adult Contemporary” might as well be an epithet to rock fans.
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.
When Tom Petty Took on the Music Industry on ‘The Last DJ’
Fans, critics and even casual listeners largely came away with the impression that he had become bitter.
‘Jack and Diane’ Hit No. 1, But Did John Mellencamp Even Like It?
It was the “little ditty” that became a smash, and caused some huge headaches along the way.
Moon the Loon: Keith Moon’s 25 Craziest Antics
Keith Moon took rock ’n’ roll excess and made it into something approaching performance art.
The Beatles Turn Back the Clock on ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’: The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Song
If “When I’m Sixty-Four” sounds so simple a child could have written it, that’s what kind of happened.
Beatles’ Aptly Named ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’ Showcases Ringo Starr: The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Song
Perhaps Ringo Starr's most famous moment with the Beatles, "With a Little Help From My Friends" also recalled the early partnership between John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles Experience an Amazing Series of Pre-‘Sgt. Pepper’ Highs and Lows – All on a Single Day
The Beatles didn’t record or release any music on May 19, 1967, but it became an important (and infamous) day anyway.