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. The sunshine bores the daylights out of him. Most things he worries about never happen anyway. But he's been smiling lately, thinking about the good things to come.
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.
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.
Rock’s Most Notorious Motorcycle Crashes
These musicians ended up entangled in some horrific wrecks – and only some of them lived to tell the tale.
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.
55 Years Ago: Former Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe Dies
In April 1962, when the Beatles arrived in Hamburg, Germany, for their third stint playing in the city’s music clubs, the band members were met with bad news from Astrid Kirchherr.
45 Years Ago: George Harrison Helps Disband the Beatles Fan Club
When the Beatles broke up in 1970, you might have expected the band’s official fan club to end as well.
35 Years Ago: David Crosby Crashes Car, Found With Drugs and a Gun
The ’80s were a dark time for David Crosby.
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.
45 Years Ago: Deep Purple Emerges From the Flames on ‘Machine Head’
Deep Purple watched their recording venue burn, then persevered to tell the tale in 'Smoke on the Water' and make 'Machine Head,' released in March 1972.
20 Years Ago: ‘Nine Lives’ Caps a Tumultuous Period for Aerosmith
Aerosmith endured mental illness, shifting producers, the departure of a manager and more while making 'Nine Lives,' released in March 1997.