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.
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.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles Debut New Image With ‘Strawberry Fields Forever,’ ‘Penny Lane’ V…
The Beatles' influential promotional films for "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane" made their U.S. debuts in March 1967.
Rock Stars Who Have Been Knighted
Only a select few musicians have been named a Knight of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II – and then there was the one who turned her down.
5 Years Ago: Bruce Springsteen Gets Angry on ‘Wrecking Ball’
Around the time of the 2008 economic collapse, Bruce Springsteen was working on a gospel music album.
40 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Play Famous ‘Love You Live’ Club Shows
Amid a drug bust and a media circus, the Rolling Stones managed to keep secret their first club gig in 14 years when they played Toronto's El Mocambo in 1977.
20 Years Ago: U2 Switch Gears Again With ‘Pop’
U2 continued to experiment on 'Pop,' embracing dance music and electronica on the album, which was released in March 1997.
That Time Pat Benatar Married Neil Giraldo in a Secret Ceremony
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo have been bandmates since 1979, lovers since a little while after that and husband-and-wife since 1982.
40 Years Ago: Cheap Trick Goes From Bowling Alleys to the Big Leagues on Their Debut
After paying plenty of dues in Midwestern venues, Cheap Trick made its Epic Records debut in February 1977.