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: Billy Joel Injures Both Hands in Motorcycle Accident
When his bike collided with a car that ran a red light in April 1982, the "Piano Man" ended up with serious damage to each of his hands.
40 Years Ago: The Clash Unleash a Punk Classic With Their Self-Titled Debut
The Clash wanted a riot of their own. And so they created one in the grooves of their self-titled debut album in April 1977.
New Pornographers, ‘Whiteout Conditions’: Album Review
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor 'Whiteout Conditions' can halt the power pop of Vancouver rockers the New Pornographers.
30 Years Ago: ‘Louder Than Bombs’ Becomes the Smiths’ First U.S. Compilation
After rejecting the opportunity to release an earlier Smiths collection of singles and b-sides, Sire put together the two-LP 'Louder Than Bombs' in March 1987.
35 Years Ago: David Crosby Crashes Car, Found With Drugs and a Gun
The ’80s were a dark time for David Crosby.
10 Years Ago: Johnny Marr Joins Modest Mouse for ‘We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank’
For Modest Mouse's follow-up to 2004's 'Good News for People Who Love Bad News,' Isaac Brock invited ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr to join his band.
15 Years Ago: Gomez Blends Blues and Samples on ‘In Our Gun’
After a frantic few years, Gomez regrouped before making its third record, 'In Our Gun,' which brought together electronic elements with blues and folk.
Spoon, ‘Hot Thoughts’: Album Review
Spoon’s second album co-produced by Dave Fridmann is the band’s greatest sonic shift, getting bold and funky, spacey and jazzy, with synthesizers and saxophones.
35 Years Ago: The Jam Gives Fans a Parting ‘Gift’
Before breaking up the band, Paul Weller drew on soul and Motown influences on the Jam's March 1982 LP 'The Gift.'
35 Years Ago: The Fall Finds Inspiration in Iceland on ‘Hex Enduction Hour’
Mark E Smith was about to pack it up when the Fall's 'Hex Enduction Hour' became the post-punk band's first charting album in the U.K.
When Arcade Fire Looked Outward on ‘Neon Bible’
Arcade Fire took on America, religion, television and war on the indie band's big-sounding second album, 'Neon Bible,' released in March 2007.
The Story of Nick Drake’s Uncompromising, Spare ‘Pink Moon’
The influential 'Pink Moon,' delivered as a surprise to Island Records, came out in February 1972.