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.
R.E.M. Show Some Soul on ‘Everybody Hurts’: The Story Behind Every ‘Automatic for the People’ Song
R.E.M.'s R&B-influenced ballad took an uncharacteristically direct approach to the subject of suicide.
‘Jack and Diane’ Hit No. 1, But Did John Mellencamp Even Like It?
It was the “little ditty” that became a smash, and caused some huge headaches along the way.
20 Years Ago: The Verve Stumble Toward Elegance on ‘Urban Hymns’
Despite a sampling controversy and a troubled dynamic within the band, the Verve had their big moment with their third album, released in September 1997.
U2 Plays the Blues on ‘Trip Through Your Wires’: The Story Behind Every ‘ Joshua Tree’ Song
The first 'Joshua Tree' song to be played live, "Trip Through Your Wires" took its cues from American blues music.
U2 Gets Cinematic on ‘Where the Streets Have No Name': The Story Behind Every ‘Joshua Tree’ Song
Producer Brian Eno claims that it took about half of the 'Joshua Tree' sessions to complete 'Where the Streets Have No Name.' In the end, U2 had a classic.
The Tragic Story of Michael Hutchence’s Death
How a tumultuous affair, numerous legal battles, addictions and declining fame contributed to INXS star Michael Hutchence's death.
25 Years Ago: U2 Kills Bryan Adams’s Record-Breaking Streak
Bryan Adams's streak of 16 weeks atop the U.K. charts with "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" ended when U2 unveiled the band's new direction with "The Fly."