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.
Bands That Reunited Without Their Lead Singer
“Let’s get the band back together” is a rock ’n’ roll cliché, yet it has remained a difficult task for some of the world’s most legendary groups.
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.
Six Degrees of Rock Hall Separation: Connecting the 2019 Class
The newest inductees are part of perhaps the most musically diverse class in history.
15 Rock Classics Improved by Nicky Hopkins
The greatest session man ever? Hopkins' keyboard work on songs by the Who, Beatles, Kinks and Rolling Stones makes a pretty good case.
True Blue: The Band Behind the Blues Brothers
Here's a guide to the talented musicians who backed "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues.
Keep Me In Your Heart: The Last Songs of 30 Legendary Artists
A look back at the final studio-recorded songs from some of rock’s most well-known artists.
Prince’s Bandmates: Where Are They Now?
So what have the various men and women who worked with the legend been up to lately?
When Billy Idol’s Generation X Released Their Debut Album
The backlash began before they had even put out this first studio project.
When the Beatles Got Their First No. 1 … Or Did They?
When Beatlemania took hold, the U.K.’s media struggled with the reason for their rampant popularity.
50 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix’s Seattle Homecoming Ends in Embarrassment
One morning in 1968, Jimi Hendrix found himself in a familiar place: onstage, with a microphone, in front of a horde of teenagers. But he wasn’t able to play.
15 Years Ago: Billy Corgan Finds Temporary Salvation in Zwan’s ‘Mary Star of the Sea’
After Smashing Pumpkins called it a day, frontman Billy Corgan found solace in writing more positive, faith-based music for his short-lived band Zwan.
Diffuser’s Top 25 Songs of 2017
We're counting down the best alternative rock and pop songs of the year, including tracks from Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Fleet Foxes and Spoon.