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: Talking Heads’ Evolution Displayed on ‘The Name of This Band Is Talking Head…
While the members of Talking Heads were off doing separate projects, Sire Records put out the two-disc 'The Name of This Band is Talking Heads' in March 1982.
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.
U2 Gets Cinematic on ‘Where the Streets Have No Name': The Story Behind Every ‘Joshua Tree…
Producer Brian Eno claims that it took about half of the 'Joshua Tree' sessions to complete 'Where the Streets Have No Name.' In the end, U2 had a classic.
35 Years Ago: B-52’s, David Byrne Team Up on ‘Mesopotamia’
The B-52's agreed to have David Byrne produce their third album. But the two sides had a falling out during the sessions, which resulted in a shorter EP.
25 Years Ago: Mick Jagger Returns to the Movies in ‘Freejack’
After Mick Jagger starred in two movies in 1970 – Ned Kelly and Performance – plenty of Rolling Stones fans thought the rock legend would become a fixture on the silver screen.
40 Years Ago: Blondie Melds Punk, Girl-Group Pop on Debut
Boasting "X Offender" and "Rip Her to Shreds," Blondie's self-titled first album introduced the band's mix of pop and punk when it came out in December 1976.
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.
How the Cars Balanced Rock and New Wave on ‘Shake It Up’
They bounced back after the critical and commercial failure of 1980's 'Panorama.'
When Elton John Bottomed Out on ‘Leather Jackets’
Instead of continuing his epic success, this proved to be the end of an era.
Why Billy Joel Hated His First Album, ‘Cold Spring Harbor’
Featuring 10 original songs, the record was titled after a place near his hometown on Long Island, N.Y.