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.
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.
22 Best Rock Album Sequels
We explore rock’s most memorable second (and sometimes third and fourth) chapters.
When Van Halen Staged a Tense Reunion With David Lee Roth on MTV
Everyone at the 1996 Video Music Awards went crazy when host Dennis Miller brought out the long-estranged bandmates.
Alice Cooper Albums Ranked Worst to Best
You can’t kill Alice Cooper.
The Day the Beatles Shot the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Cover Photo
At the time, it was one of the most expensive ever created.
When the Rolling Stones Got a New Bass Player
After almost 30 years as a member of the band, Bill Wyman was done.
The Day Heartbreakers Bassist Howie Epstein Died
His former bandmates kept a bass guitar onstage at every performance to honor his memory.
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.
The Day the Beatles Began Recording the White Album
Sessions for their self-titled 1968 project started with 16 takes on John Lennon's "Revolution."
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.