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.
U2 Goes Minimalist on ‘With or Without You’: The Story Behind Every ‘Joshua Tree’ Song
U2 almost got sick of 'With or Without You' before Bono helped rescue the slow-building song from the trash heap. It became the band's first No. 1 U.S. hit.
The Day U2 Began as Feedback
A band of Irish lads practiced for the first time on Sept. 25, 1976. They named themselves Feedback, although they'd later be known as U2.
When the Rolling Stones Got a New Bass Player
After almost 30 years as a member of the band, Bill Wyman was done.
The Who Said Farewell (Sorta) With ‘Who’s Last’
The Who have toured so much in the past 15 years that it’s amusing to think of the rock titans staging a “Farewell Tour” way back in 1982.
Top 10 Songs About War
Honoring those who have served with a list of classic rock's best songs about war.
How the Who Changed Rock Forever With ‘Tommy’
Pete Townshend wanted to do something to fully capitalize on the album as a continuous art form.
Why ‘Lodger’ Is Unjustly Overlooked in David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy
For all of its weirdness, there are plenty of catchy songs here.
Why Pete Townshend Got Arrested at the Fillmore East
He kicked a man off stage, apparently thinking he was just another goofy fan.
Revisiting Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham’s First Fleetwood Mac Show
Less than six months earlier, the situation had looked pretty dire.
Revisiting the Jeff Beck Group’s Final Album
Only a few months after the second incarnation of the Jeff Beck Group had released their first album, Beck and friends were (rough and) ready to record again.
The Secret History of the Doors’ Bass Players
The Doors did not have a bass player.
The Day Jimi Hendrix Set His Guitar on Fire for the First Time
Distinguishing yourself in the colorful musical climate of 1967 wasn't easy.