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.
Revisiting John Mellencamp’s Only No. 1 Album, ‘American Fool’
By the time John Mellencamp had the No. 1 song and the No. 1 album in the country, it had been a long road to get there.
Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the News: 40 Songs About Doctors
Between drug habits, stage accidents, unhealthy lifestyles and rehab stints, rock stars might visit the doctor (or “doctor,” in some cases) more than the average person.
10 Years Ago: The Raconteurs Rush-Release ‘Consolers of the Lonely’
A bad experience with a White Stripes release influenced Jack White and the Raconteurs to surprise fans with the unveiling of their second studio disc.
Prince Creates a Funky Tabloid Tale on ‘Illusion, Coma, Pimp & Circumstance’: 365 Prince S…
The Purple One drew on funk and hip-hop to create this tale of a May-December arrangement, found on 2004's 'Musicology.'
40 Years Ago: Billy Idol’s Generation X Release Their Debut Album
The backlash began before Generation X had even put out their first album.
Climbing ‘The Wall’: Are Radiohead This Generation’s Pink Floyd?
Popular culture is obsessed with anointing the “new” version of the “old” thing that proved extraordinarily popular.
Prince Writes His First Song, ‘Machine’: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
The musician was only seven years old when he sat down at the piano to create his first song, which he recorded later with his high school band.
45 Years Ago: Doobie Brothers Balance Riffs, Harmonies and Hits on ‘The Captain and Me’
The Doobie Brothers had discovered their sound.
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.
25 Years Ago: Radiohead Imitate Their Heroes on ‘Pablo Honey’
A band that would earn a reputation as one of the brainiest, most fiercely creative acts of a generation named their first album after a Jerky Boys reference.