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.
50 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix’s Seattle Homecoming Ends in Embarrassment
One morning in 1968, Jimi Hendrix found himself in a familiar place: onstage, with a microphone, in front of a horde of teenagers. But he wasn’t able to play.
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.
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.
25 Manic and Mind-Blowing ‘Are You Experienced’ Facts
It’s difficult to overestimate the importance of Are You Experienced in rock history.
25 Little-Known ‘Exile on Main St.’ Facts
Often praised as the pinnacle of the Rolling Stones’ fusion of American roots music and rock ’n’ roll, 1972’s Exile on Main St. has achieved almost mythical status.
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.
25 Years Ago: David Bowie Marries Iman in Private Ceremony
David Bowie and Iman tied the knot in a very small ceremony in Switzerland on April 24, 1992.
35 Years Ago: Billy Joel Injures Both Hands in Motorcycle Accident
When his bike collided with a car that ran a red light in April 1982, the "Piano Man" ended up with serious damage to each of his hands.
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.
35 Years Ago: David Crosby Crashes Car, Found With Drugs and a Gun
The ’80s were a dark time for David Crosby.