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.
How the Doobie Brothers’ ‘The Captain and Me’ Balanced It All
This LP began a streak of Top 10 albums that would last through 1980.
Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’: A Track-by-Track Guide
Over the course of decades, Pink Floyd’s 1973 album 'The Dark Side of the Moon' has become legendary for a lot of reasons.
When Radiohead Imitated Their Heroes on ‘Pablo Honey’
One of the brainiest, most fiercely creative acts of a generation named their first album after a Jerky Boys reference.
When the Beatles Got Their First No. 1 … Or Did They?
When Beatlemania took hold, the U.K.’s media struggled with the reason for their rampant popularity.
50 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix’s Seattle Homecoming Ends in Embarrassment
One morning in 1968, Jimi Hendrix found himself in a familiar place: onstage, with a microphone, in front of a horde of teenagers. But he wasn’t able to play.
25 Years Ago: Dinosaur Jr. Rise to the Brink of Stardom on ‘Where You Been’
In 1993, Dinosaur Jr. sounded like a band again.
When Pearl Jam Decided to ‘Yield’ to Maturity
After years of battles with Ticketmaster, the music industry and each other, they emerged with a calmer mood and bolder music.
15 Years Ago: Billy Corgan Finds Temporary Salvation in Zwan’s ‘Mary Star of the Sea’
After Smashing Pumpkins called it a day, frontman Billy Corgan found solace in writing more positive, faith-based music for his short-lived band Zwan.
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.
When Jeff Lynne Became the Maestro on ‘ELO 2’
At this point, his partnership with Electric Light Orchestra co-founder Roy Wood had fallen apart.
Why Deep Purple’s Mark II Burned Out on ‘Who Do We Think We Are’
This lineup is generally agreed to be the band's ultimate version but as the fall of 1972 approached, they were burned out.
In Defense of … Alice Cooper’s ‘DaDa’
Alice Cooper can’t recall making 'DaDa,' but that doesn’t mean that the 1983 album isn’t worth remembering.