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.
35 Years Ago: The Clash Forced to Postpone Tour When Joe Strummer Disappears
In April 1982, the Clash's frontman pulled a fast one on the band and hid out in Paris for a few weeks, belting pints and running marathons.
25 Years Ago: ‘Slanted and Enchanted’ Establishes Pavement as Indie Titans
As Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg were putting together 'Slanted and Enchanted,' they were also turning Pavement into a real band.
Revisiting John Mellencamp’s Only No. 1 Album, ‘American Fool’
By the time John Mellencamp had the No. 1 song and the No. 1 album in the country, it had been a long road to get there.
How George Harrison Helped Disband the Beatles Fan Club
When the band broke up in 1970, you might have expected their official fan club to end as well.
40 Years Ago: David Crosby Crashes Car, Found With Drugs and a Gun
The ’80s were a dark time for David Crosby.
35 Years Ago: Andy Partridge Suffers Nervous Breakdown During XTC Show
Dealing with stress and withdrawal from a Valium regimen, Andy Partridge suffered a breakdown during an XTC show in Paris. The band would soon stop touring.
Beatles Debut New Image With ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ and ‘Penny Lane’ Videos
Before this, they had suddenly gone quiet: No music, no movies, no concerts, no nothing.
Why Bruce Springsteen Got Angry on ‘Wrecking Ball’
He started out trying to make a gospel album, but soon found that didn’t suit his level of frustration.
The Story of Nick Drake’s Uncompromising, Spare ‘Pink Moon’
The influential 'Pink Moon,' delivered as a surprise to Island Records, came out in February 1972.
When Kurt Cobain Married Courtney Love
After beginning their relationship the previous fall, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love got married in Hawaii on Feb. 24, 1992.
40 Years Ago: The Damned Release the First U.K. Punk Album, ‘Damned Damned Damned’
The Sex Pistols got the press and the Clash got the credibility. But the Damned got there first with their debut album, 'Damned Damned Damned.'
25 Years Ago: ‘Hormoaning’ EP Displays Another Side of Nirvana
As a "souvenir" to fans in Australia and Japan, Nirvana released the 'Hormoaning' EP with b-sides and cover songs in February 1992.