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.
30 Years Ago: Warren Zevon, R.E.M. and an All-Star Cast Team Up for ‘Sentimental Hygiene’
After going five years without releasing an album, Warren Zevon returned with R.E.M. as his band on 'Sentimental Hygiene,' released in August 1987.
Dreams, Politics and TV Converge for R.E.M. on ‘It’s the End of the World as We Know It’: …
R.E.M. brought together a variety of experiences to create the second 'Document' single and one of the most famous songs in the band's catalog.
‘Disturbance at the Heron House’ Finds R.E.M. Tackling George Orwell and Ronald Reagan: Th…
Michael Stipe was inspired by 'Animal Farm' to create an animalized revolution put down by the Reagan administration.
25 Years Ago: Frances Bean Cobain Born to Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love
Amidst uncertainty about her parents drug habits, Frances Bean Cobain was born to Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love on Aug. 18, 1992.
40 Years Ago: The Police’s Classic Lineup Plays Their First Show
In the summer of '77, the Police traded their founding guitarist for Andy Summers and played their first gig with their famous lineup in Birmingham, England.
30 Years Ago: ‘The Lost Boys’ Delivers a Soundtrack for the MTV Era
The slick soundtrack album for the 1987 vampire flick features elder statesman (Roger Daltrey), up-and-comers (INXS) and plenty of saxophone solos.
15 Years Ago: Flaming Lips Reach New Heights with ‘Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots’
In addition to the inspiration of modern pop music and Japanese noise rock, the Flaming Lips' 'Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots' also drew from '70s folk.
Radiohead Slows Down on ‘The Tourist’: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer’ Song
Radiohead were just about to finish sessions for 'OK Computer' when they decided to record one last track.
25 Years Ago: John Frusciante Leaves the Red Hot Chili Peppers… the First Time
In a case of too much, too soon, guitarist John Frusciante quit the Red Hot Chili Peppers in May 1992, after the band became too popular for him to handle.
35 Years Ago: The Clash Forced to Postpone Tour When Joe Strummer Disappears
In April 1982, the Clash's frontman pulled a fast one on the band and hid out in Paris for a few weeks, belting pints and running marathons.
25 Years Ago: David Bowie Marries Iman in Private Ceremony
David Bowie and Iman tied the knot in a very small ceremony in Switzerland on April 24, 1992.
10 Years Ago: Arctic Monkeys Skip Sophomore Slump with ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’
Less than a year after releasing their 2006 debut album, Arctic Monkeys were back in the studio, pounding out a follow-up.