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.
Radiohead Crushed by Wall of Sound on ‘Let Down’: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer’ Son…
Thom Yorke cries, “Don’t get sentimental / It always ends up drivel” on 'OK Computer’'s fifth track, about so many forms of alienation.
Radiohead Give Star-Crossed Lovers Their ‘Exit Music’: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer…
After Radiohead was asked by director Baz Luhrmann to contribute a song to 'Romeo + Juliet,' the result was 'Exit Music (For a Film).'
50 Years Ago: The Who Play Their First U.S. Show
In March 1967, the Who made their live U.S. debut by taking part in a musical revue hosted by Murray the K. The legends played five times a day for nine days.
When the Rolling Stones Played the Famous ‘Love You Live’ Club Shows
April Wine was billed along with an unknown band called the Cockroaches. In reality, it was the Rolling Stones.
When Pink Floyd Flubbed the Live Debut of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’
Pink Floyd were about to play the entirety of The Dark Side of the Moon before an audience for the first time.
15 Years Ago: Nine Inch Nails Looks Back With ‘And All That Could Have Been’
Trent Reznor spent more than a year editing the album and DVD versions of 'And All That Could Have Been,' released Jan. 22, 2002.
When the Rolling Stones Collected Their Past on ‘Hot Rocks’
'Hot Rocks 1964-1971' is the Rolling Stones’ most successful release, and they had nothing to do with it.
50 Years Ago: Dark, Mysterious ‘Hey Joe’ Introduces the World to Jimi Hendrix
The Jimi Hendrix Experience debuted on Dec. 16, 1966, with "Hey Joe," a folk song of uncertain origin.
When Queen Made a Sequel With ‘A Day at the Races’
After the success of 'A Night at the Opera,' Queen made a similar-sounding sequel with 'A Day at the Races.'
Tom Petty, ‘Honey Bee’ – Rock’s Hidden Gems
Tom Petty's 'Honey Bee,' released on 'Wildflowers,' is one of Rock's Hidden Gems.
The Day CBGB Opened in New York City
It wasn’t supposed to be a punk club. You could tell that from the name of the place.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles Release ‘With the Beatles’
‘With the Beatles’ was a hit before it was even released. By November 1963, Beatlemania was raging across the U.K.. On the heels of the Fab Four’s debut LP, ‘Please Please Me,’ and the smash singles ‘From Me to You’ an…