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.
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.
That Time Bruce Springsteen Got Angry on ‘Wrecking Ball’
Around the time of the 2008 economic collapse, Bruce Springsteen was working on a gospel music album.
When the Rolling Stones Played the Famous ‘Love You Live’ Club Shows
April Wine was billed along with an unknown band called the Cockroaches. In reality, it was the Rolling Stones.
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.
20 Years Ago: Pat Boone Gets ‘In a Metal Mood’
The thing was, Pat Boone was serious.
45 Years Ago: Jackson Browne Finally Sings His Own Songs on His Debut Album
Jackson Browne had already been a cog in the music industry machine for half a decade before he released his debut album.
That Time Chuck Berry Kicked Keith Richards Off His Stage
If you think Keith Richards' relationship with Mick Jagger is contentious, consider his friendship with Chuck Berry.
When Pink Floyd Flubbed the Live Debut of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’
Pink Floyd were about to play the entirety of The Dark Side of the Moon before an audience for the first time.