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.
30 Years Ago: The Pogues Make Their Masterpiece With ‘If I Should Fall From Grace With God’
After a longer-than-expected delay, the Pogues recorded a rollicking, multi-dimensional album that became known as their greatest work.
When Jeff Lynne Became the Maestro on ‘ELO 2’
At this point, his partnership with Electric Light Orchestra co-founder Roy Wood had fallen apart.
35 Years Ago: Nena Soars to Pop Stardom with ’99 Luftballons’
When German new wave band Nena released their debut album in 1983, they had little idea of the worldwide success they would score with one of the LP's tracks.
35 Years Ago: Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams’ Become Reality
The second LP from Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart's duo, and its blockbuster single, made the duo instant synthpop stars.
In Defense of … Alice Cooper’s ‘DaDa’
Alice Cooper can’t recall making 'DaDa,' but that doesn’t mean that the 1983 album isn’t worth remembering.
30 Years Ago: Billy Idol Rides ‘Mony Mony’ to the Top
At the height of his popularity, Billy Idol took a live cover of Tommy James's "Mony Mony" to the top of the American charts - and helped inspire a lewd chant.
How Paul Simon’s ‘Songs From the Capeman’ Became Such a Failure
He may have put more effort into this Broadway musical than any other project in his long career.
Up Where They Belong?: How Rockers Transitioned to Adult Contemporary
The phrase “Adult Contemporary” might as well be an epithet to rock fans.
How Lou Reed Became a Top 40 Star With ‘Transformer’
If few consider this his masterpiece, it still appears in conversations of the best rock albums ever made.
When Bob Dylan Unplugged for ‘Good as I Been to You’
When the creative river ran dry, he retreated to the well.