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.
15 Years Ago: Tom Petty Takes on the Music Industry on ‘The Last DJ’
When they first heard Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 'The Last DJ,' fans, critics and even casual listeners largely came away with the impression that Petty was bitter.
35 Years Ago: Rod Stewart’s Porsche Stolen at Gunpoint
Rod Stewart was doing some shopping on Hollywood’s famed Sunset Boulevard when he found himself in a dangerous situation.
One Year Later: Prince’s Shocking Death
The year after Prince's death has been marked by tributes to the late star, plans for the release of unheard music and tours of his Paisley Park mansion.
35 Years Ago: John Mellencamp Releases His 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.
10 Years Ago: Neil Young Finally Releases Solo Acoustic ‘Live at Massey Hall’
Neil Young's 'Live at Massey Hall,' featuring a long-sought-after unplugged performance, had remained shelved for 36 years.
40 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Play Famous ‘Love You Live’ Club Shows
Amid a drug bust and a media circus, the Rolling Stones managed to keep secret their first club gig in 14 years when they played Toronto's El Mocambo in 1977.
25 Years Ago: George Harrison Tours for the Last Time
George Harrison wasn’t fond of touring, and he had little reason to be enamored with it.
30 Years Ago: Beastie Boys Rhyme and Steal Led Zeppelin Samples on ‘Licensed to Ill’
Beastie Boys became unlikely trailblazers in 1986.
40 Years Ago: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Release Their Debut Album
If you know anything about rock bands, you know the story about how most groups come to make their first album.
How Rod Stewart Harnessed New Wave on ‘Tonight I’m Yours’
Rod Stewart embraced new wave sounds on 'Tonight I'm Yours,' his 1981 album that featured the hit, "Young Turks."
How Elton John Bottomed Out on ‘Leather Jackets’
From the public’s perspective, Elton John was on fire in the mid-’80s.
25 Years Ago: U2 Kills Bryan Adams’s Record-Breaking Streak
Bryan Adams's streak of 16 weeks atop the U.K. charts with "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" ended when U2 unveiled the band's new direction with "The Fly."