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.
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.
Lovers Rock: 40 Alternative and Indie Bands Featuring Romantic Couples
It’s tough enough keeping a band together, but these 40 groups were able to incorporate a relationship (to differing levels of success) into the mix.
30 Years Ago: Beastie Boys Become the First Censored Act on ‘American Bandstand’
The Beastie Boys became the first act to be censored on 'American Bandstand' on Jan. 16, 1987, reportedly earning the ire of host Dick Clark.
When the Rolling Stones Collected Their Past on ‘Hot Rocks’
'Hot Rocks 1964-1971' is the Rolling Stones’ most successful release, and they had nothing to do with it.
50 Years Ago: Dark, Mysterious ‘Hey Joe’ Introduces the World to Jimi Hendrix
The Jimi Hendrix Experience debuted on Dec. 16, 1966, with "Hey Joe," a folk song of uncertain origin.
How Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr Survived the ‘80s
By the time the ’80s arrived, the Beatles had been broken up for a decade.
1996’s Best Alternative Albums
From lo-fi to trip hop, folktronica to post-rock, and samples, samples, samples, we're ranking 1996's Best Alternative Albums.
Alternative Rock’s 50 Greatest Debut Singles
You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. We’re exploring the 50 greatest debut singles in alternative rock.
35 Years Ago: Pink Floyd’s ‘A Collection of Great Dance Songs’ Sums Up the ’70s
Pink Floyd’s record labels in the U.K. and U.S. had gotten used to a schedule.
How Elton John Survived the ’80s
Elton John almost didn’t make it to the ’80s.
50 Tribute Songs for Dead Musicians
What better way to immortalize your heroes than in a song?
The Day Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Met Again
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have known each other since they were little kids.