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.
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.
How Deep Purple Emerged From the Flames on ‘Machine Head’
Yes, "Some stupid with a flare gun" actually altered rock history.
How Aerosmith Capped a Tumultuous Period with ‘Nine Lives’
Aerosmith endured mental illness, switched producers and changed managers while making 'Nine Lives.'
50 Years Ago: The Grateful Dead Release Their Hastily Recorded Debut Album
The Grateful Dead’s debut album, in its original form, runs for 35 minutes. That’s about as much time as it would take the band to play “Dark Star” in concert.
Rock’s 40 Luckiest Songs
Some guys have all the luck, and many of them are legendary rockers. We’re taking a look at some of the luckiest (and a few of the unluckiest) songs in classic rock.
10 Years Ago: Neil Young Finally Releases Solo Acoustic ‘Live at Massey Hall’
Neil Young's 'Live at Massey Hall,' featuring a long-sought-after unplugged performance, had remained shelved for 36 years.
How the Beatles’ ‘Penny Lane’ and ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ Videos Changed Everything
Before this, the Beatles had suddenly gone quiet: No music, no movies, no concerts, no nothing.