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.
Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the News: 40 Songs About Doctors
Between drug habits, stage accidents, unhealthy lifestyles and rehab stints, rock stars might visit the doctor (or “doctor,” in some cases) more than the average person.
How the Doobie Brothers Balanced Riffs, Harmonies and Hits on ‘The Captain and Me’
The Doobie Brothers had discovered their sound.
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.
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.
35 Years Ago: ‘Night Shift’ Soundtrack Attracts Strange Mix of Musicians
Ron Howard's second film as a director included songs music from Burt Bacharach, Rod Stewart, Marshall Crenshaw and Talk Talk.
When Chuck Berry Kicked Keith Richards Off His Stage
If you think the Rolling Stones legend's relationship with Mick Jagger is contentious, consider this one.
How Pink Floyd Flubbed the Live Debut of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’
The tapes were ready. The sequence was set. So was the new light show.
50 Years Ago: Tragic News Inspires the Beatles’ ‘A Day in the Life’
Decades before Law & Order was “ripped from the headlines,” the Beatles did the same thing for “A Day in the Life.”
When Bob Dylan Joined the Band for New Year’s Eve Show
He took the stage for an impromptu encore after midnight, and a two-and-a-half-hour set.
When the Rolling Stones Collected Their Past on ‘Hot Rocks’
This is their most successful release, and the band had nothing to do with it.