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.
U2 Goes Minimalist on ‘With or Without You’: The Story Behind Every ‘Joshua Tree’ Song
U2 almost got sick of 'With or Without You' before Bono helped rescue the slow-building song from the trash heap. It became the band's first No. 1 U.S. hit.
Prince’s Bandmates: Where Are They Now?
So what have the various men and women who worked with the legend been up to lately?
50 Years Ago: ‘Rolling Stone’ Magazine Prints Its First Issue
In 1967, rock ’n’ roll was flourishing, the hippie movement was happening and pop sensations had gone from being perceived as teen heartthrobs to experimental artists.
Michael Stipe Wrestles with Writer’s Block to Complete ‘Man on the Moon’
The song was ready. Everything was there: Bass, drums, guitars. There was only one slight problem. It didn’t have a title, or lyrics, or vocals.
Bands That Reunited Without Their Lead Singer
“Let’s get the band back together” is a rock ’n’ roll cliché, yet it has remained a difficult task for some of the world’s most legendary groups.
How ‘Eclipse’ Provided an Epic Finale for Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’
Pink Floyd were onto something, as sessions continued for 1973's 'The Dark Side of the Moon.' They just didn't have an ending.
When the Beatles Debuted ‘All You Need Is Love’ to the World
They were approached about this historic broadcast just weeks before the arrival of 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.'
40 Years Ago: Neil Young Stitches Together ‘American Stars ’n Bars’
In the mid-’70s, Neil Young couldn’t decide what to do. It's no shock that 'American Stars 'n Bars' wasn't "plan A" in 1976-77.
Pink Floyd, David Crosby Watch the Beatles Get Goofy on ‘Lovely Rita’: The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Song
Paul McCartney wrote "Lovely Rita" because he kept getting fined for expired parking meters.
The Beatles Turn Back the Clock on ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’: The Story Behind Every ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Song
If “When I’m Sixty-Four” sounds so simple a child could have written it, that’s what kind of happened.