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.
Six Degrees of Rock Hall Separation: Connecting the 2019 Class
The newest inductees are part of perhaps the most musically diverse class in history.
The 20 Best ‘Sopranos’ Musical Moments
A look at the best soundtrack choices from all six seasons of the beloved HBO drama.
Rock Stars in Video Games: The Complete History
A look at how video game developers have incorporated classic rock and musicians in their works.
All 167 Pink Floyd Songs Ranked Worst to Best
These songs take trips through time and space, plunging us deep into the mysteries of the human mind. But which one was best?
Climbing ‘The Wall’: Are Radiohead This Generation’s Pink Floyd?
Popular culture is obsessed with anointing the “new” version of the “old” thing that proved extraordinarily popular.
How the Doobie Brothers’ ‘The Captain and Me’ Balanced It All
This LP began a streak of Top 10 albums that would last through 1980.
When Radiohead Imitated Their Heroes on ‘Pablo Honey’
One of the brainiest, most fiercely creative acts of a generation named their first album after a Jerky Boys reference.
When Pearl Jam Decided to ‘Yield’ to Maturity
After years of battles with Ticketmaster, the music industry and each other, they emerged with a calmer mood and bolder music.
Why Deep Purple’s Mark II Burned Out on ‘Who Do We Think We Are’
This lineup is generally agreed to be the band's ultimate version but as the fall of 1972 approached, they were burned out.
30 Years Ago: Billy Idol Rides ‘Mony Mony’ to the Top
At the height of his popularity, Billy Idol took a live cover of Tommy James's "Mony Mony" to the top of the American charts - and helped inspire a lewd chant.
Why Alice Cooper’s ‘In Concert’ Episode Was Cut Off in Cincinnati
A performance at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., had been filmed for use on the ABC network.
Influence and Infamy: How the Sex Pistols Impacted the Future of Music
The Pistols are a singular influence on much of what came in their wake – fellow British punks, thrash, college rock, Britpop, glam metal and grunge.