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.
50 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix’s Seattle Homecoming Ends in Embarrassment
One morning in 1968, Jimi Hendrix found himself in a familiar place: onstage, with a microphone, in front of a horde of teenagers. But he wasn’t able to play.
When Pearl Jam Decided to ‘Yield’ to Maturity
After years of battles with Ticketmaster, the music industry and each other, Pearl Jam emerged with a calmer mood and bolder music on their fifth album.
25 Years Ago: Frances Bean Cobain Born to Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love
Amidst uncertainty about her parents drug habits, Frances Bean Cobain was born to Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love on Aug. 18, 1992.
25 Years Ago: John Frusciante Leaves the Red Hot Chili Peppers… the First Time
In a case of too much, too soon, guitarist John Frusciante quit the Red Hot Chili Peppers in May 1992, after the band became too popular for him to handle.
When Kurt Cobain Married Courtney Love
After beginning their relationship the previous fall, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love got married in Hawaii on Feb. 24, 1992.
25 Years Ago: ‘Hormoaning’ EP Displays Another Side of Nirvana
As a "souvenir" to fans in Australia and Japan, Nirvana released the 'Hormoaning' EP with b-sides and cover songs in February 1992.
Why Pat Boone Shocked Everyone With ‘In a Metal Mood’
Outraged conservative Christians immediately began working to get his Trinity Broadcasting Network program canceled.
When Pink Floyd Flubbed the Live Debut of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’
Pink Floyd were about to play the entirety of The Dark Side of the Moon before an audience for the first time.
30 Years Ago: Beastie Boys Become the First Censored Act on ‘American Bandstand’
The Beastie Boys became the first act to be censored on 'American Bandstand' on Jan. 16, 1987, reportedly earning the ire of host Dick Clark.
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.