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: Dire Straits Turn Back the Clock on ‘ExtendedancEPlay’
In direct contrast to his band's heavily produced recent work, Mark Knopfler spearheaded this breezy 1983 EP.
45 Years Ago: Deep Purple, Mark II, Burn Out on ‘Who Do We Think We Are’
Deep Purple, Mark II, is generally agreed to be the ultimate version of the hard rockers.
20 Years Ago: Home Video Brings ‘Closure’ to Nine Inch Nails’ First Decade
'Closure' consisted of two videotapes, one documenting Nine Inch Nails' Self Destruct and Further Down the Spiral tours and the other collecting 14 music videos.
45 Years Ago: Alice Cooper Taped for TV, Banned From the Airwaves
In the early ’70s, when ABC was considering dipping its toe in the world of rock ’n’ roll, the television network called upon music publisher and producer Don Kirshner ... who called Alice Cooper.
50 Years Ago: ‘Rolling Stone’ Magazine Prints Its First Issue
In 1967, rock ’n’ roll was flourishing, the hippie movement was happening and pop sensations had gone from being perceived as teen heartthrobs to experimental artists.
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.
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.
15 Years Ago: Queens of the Stone Age Make Some Noise With ‘Songs for the Deaf’
The California rockers' expansive third album took the guise of a trip from Los Angeles to the desert, but drove QOTSA to new levels of popularity.
35 Years Ago: Billy Idol Starts Again With Debut Solo Album
After his punk band broke up, Billy Idol began a solo career and released his first solo LP, which included "White Wedding," on July 16, 1982.
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.
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.
Top 10 Songs About War
Honoring those who have served with a list of classic rock's best songs about war.