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.
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.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles Debut ‘All You Need is Love’ for the World
Representing their country in a historic satellite broadcast, the Beatles presented "All You Need is Love" before the entire world on June 25, 1967.
50 Years Ago: The Beatles Experience an Amazing Series of Pre-‘Sgt. Pepper’ Highs and Lows…
The Beatles didn’t record or release any music on May 19, 1967, but it became an important (and infamous) day anyway.
35 Years Ago: John Mellencamp Releases His Only No. 1 Album, ‘American Fool’
By the time John Mellencamp had the No. 1 song and the No. 1 album in the country, it had been a long road to get there.
55 Years Ago: Former Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe Dies
In April 1962, when the Beatles arrived in Hamburg, Germany, for their third stint playing in the city’s music clubs, the band members were met with bad news from Astrid Kirchherr.
45 Years Ago: George Harrison Helps Disband the Beatles Fan Club
When the Beatles broke up in 1970, you might have expected the band’s official fan club to end as well.
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.
45 Years Ago: Chuck Berry Kicks Keith Richards Off His Stage
Chuck Berry booted Keith Richards off his stage during a 1972 show in which the Rolling Stones guitarist was serving as a member of his backing band.
45 Years Ago: Bob Dylan Joins the Band for New Year’s Eve Show
Before the Band closed out 1971 with a New Year's Eve Show in New York, Bob Dylan appeared for the encore. The old friends improvised a four-song set.
When the Rolling Stones Collected Their Past on ‘Hot Rocks’
'Hot Rocks 1964-1971' is the Rolling Stones’ most successful release, and they had nothing to do with it.