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 Slow It Down, But Still Rage on ‘Plastic Surgery Disasters’
The Dead Kennedys sought to present a more diverse – if still frantic – musical palette on 'Plastic Surgery Disasters.'
35 Years Ago: Siouxsie and the Banshees Pull a Classic Out of Chaos With ‘A Kiss in the Dr…
The Banshees endured management problems, experimented in the studio and did plenty of drugs on the way to making 1982's 'A Kiss in the Dreamhouse.'
30 Years Ago: Sinéad O’Connor Channels Rage Into Her Debut Album, ‘The Lion and the Cobra’
As a young woman, Sinéad O’Connor was running towards a career in music as much as she was running away. She wrote, recorded and produced her debut LP in 1987.
40 Years Since ‘Never Mind the Bollocks': Where Is Everybody Now?
We’re taking a look at what happened to everyone involved in the Sex Pistols’ one (and only) studio album in the years since its 1977 release.
20 Years Ago: Flaming Lips Demand Listeners’ Involvement on ‘Zaireeka’
Were the Flaming Lips about to flame out? A confluence of events in the mid-’90s made it look like the Oklahoma psychedelic rockers might be done for.
Michael Stipe Wrestles with Writer’s Block to Complete ‘Man on the Moon’: The Story Behind…
The song was ready. Everything was there: Bass, drums, guitars. There was only one slight problem. It didn’t have a title, or lyrics, or vocals.
R.E.M. Take Pop Heaven to Motel Hell on ‘The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite’: The Story Behind E…
With a little inspiration from a doo-wop classic, this bouncy track brought some levity to the moody 'Automatic for the People.' But what does the song mean?
25 Years Ago: Soul Asylum Become a Runaway Success with ‘Grave Dancers Union’
Soul Asylum were a decade into their career when "Runaway Train" got them signed to a new label and then became the hit that made their next album a smash.
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.
Bands That Reunited Without Their Lead Singer
“Let’s get the band back together” is a rock ’n’ roll cliché, yet it has remained a difficult task for some of the world’s most legendary groups.
15 Years Ago: Beck Shines Through the Sadness on ‘Sea Change’
Drawing on the pain of a romantic betrayal, Beck created his most nakedly emotional album with 'Sea Change,' released in September 2002.
25 Years Ago: Blind Melon Gets Stung by the ‘Bee Girl’ on Debut Album
Blind Melon scored a massive hit with their rootsy debut album thanks to a girl dressed up like a bee.