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: The Who Rule ‘The Concert for New York City’
Paul McCartney might have been the driving force behind the Concert for New York City, but the Who’s unbridled performance remains the brightest highlight that night.
Bach and Roll: 28 Best Rock/Classical Crossovers
Chuck Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven" framed the yawning early distance between rock and classical. But things quickly changed.
Revisiting the Rolling Stones’ Big, Bright U.S. ‘Tattoo You’ Tour
The Rolling Stones' '81 tour found the band evolving. Gone were the dark days of ’70s, replaced by the bright colors and arena spectacle of the ’80s.
20 Years Ago: David Bowie Releases ‘Telling Lies,’ First Downloadable Single in Music Hist…
David Bowie has been called a music pioneer, but he also was on the forefront of technology.
That Time Van Halen Reunited With David Lee Roth on MTV
When host Dennis Miller announced reunited members of Van Halen, the crowd at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards went crazy.
40 Years Ago: Producer Lou Adler Is Kidnapped and Held for Ransom
Lou Adler got one hell of a wake-up call on Sept. 1, 1976.
The Day Mark David Chapman Pleaded Guilty to Killing John Lennon
Six months after killing John Lennon, Mark David Chapman entered a guilty plea in a New York courtroom.
25 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Get a New Bass Player
After almost 30 years as a member of the Rolling Stones, Bill Wyman was done.
The Beatles’ First ‘Ed Sullivan’ Appearance: 10 Rock Stars Remember
More than 73 million Americans watched the Beatles’ debut performance on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ on Feb. 9, 1964.
The Who Said Farewell (Sorta) With ‘Who’s Last’
The Who have toured so much in the past 15 years that it’s amusing to think of the rock titans staging a “Farewell Tour” way back in 1982.
When the Beatles Began Recording ‘The White Album’
Sessions for 'The White Album' began with 16 takes on John Lennon's "Revolution."
The Story of Pete Townshend’s Fillmore East Arrest
On May 16, 1969, Pete Townshend kicked a man off the Who's stage. Turned out he was a plain clothes policeman. Oops.