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.
40 Years Ago: Cheap Trick Goes From Bowling Alleys to the Big Leagues on Their Debut
After paying plenty of dues in Midwestern venues, Cheap Trick made its Epic Records debut in February 1977.
That Time Chuck Berry Kicked Keith Richards Off His Stage
If you think Keith Richards' relationship with Mick Jagger is contentious, consider his friendship with Chuck Berry.
25 Years Ago: George Harrison Tours for the Last Time
George Harrison wasn’t fond of touring, and he had little reason to be enamored with it.
How Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr Survived the ‘80s
By the time the ’80s arrived, the Beatles had been broken up for a decade.
40 Years Ago: George Harrison Tries to Collect from Lorne Michaels
George Harrison appeared on 'Saturday Night Live' in 1976 with Paul Simon. In a sketch, he tried to collect the $3,000 Lorne Michaels had offered the Beatles.
40 Years Ago: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Release Their Debut Album
If you know anything about rock bands, you know the story about how most groups come to make their first album.
25 Years Ago: ‘The Sky Is Crying’ Posthumously Celebrates Stevie Ray Vaughan
After Stevie Ray Vaughan died in a helicopter accident in 1990, his brother Jimmie Vaughan assembled 'The Sky is Crying,' a 1991 collection of studio leftovers.
5 Reasons Steppenwolf Should Be in the Hall of Fame
Despite decades of inductions, it’s not getting any easier to get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
15 Years Ago: The Who Rule ‘The Concert for New York City’
Paul McCartney might have been the driving force behind the Concert for New York City, but the Who’s unbridled performance remains the brightest highlight that night.
Bach and Roll: 28 Best Rock/Classical Crossovers
Chuck Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven" framed the yawning early distance between rock and classical. But things quickly changed.
25 Years Ago: Paul McCartney Honors Hometown With Classical ‘Liverpool Oratorio’
Working with composer Carl Davis, Paul McCartney released his first classical work. 'Liverpool Oratorio' was released in the U.K. on October 7, 1991.
That Time Van Halen Reunited With David Lee Roth on MTV
When host Dennis Miller announced reunited members of Van Halen, the crowd at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards went crazy.