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.
10 Years Ago: The Raconteurs Rush-Release ‘Consolers of the Lonely’
A bad experience with a White Stripes release influenced Jack White and the Raconteurs to surprise fans with the unveiling of their second studio disc.
Prince Creates a Funky Tabloid Tale on ‘Illusion, Coma, Pimp & Circumstance’: 365 Prince S…
The Purple One drew on funk and hip-hop to create this tale of a May-December arrangement, found on 2004's 'Musicology.'
Prince Writes His First Song, ‘Machine’: 365 Prince Songs in a Year
The musician was only seven years old when he sat down at the piano to create his first song, which he recorded later with his high school band.
25 Years Ago: Jesus Jones Embrace the Computer Age on ‘Perverse’
In 1991, Jesus Jones were having a moment. But frontman Mike Edwards was having difficulty living in the “Right Here, Right Now.”
10 Years Ago: MGMT Go From College Goofs to Rock Stars on ‘Oracular Spectacular’
MGMT weren't even a band anymore when the duo were offered a record deal. Less than two years later, they were being celebrated as pop hitmakers.
35 Years Ago: Dire Straits Turn Back the Clock on ‘ExtendedancEPlay’
In direct contrast to his band's heavily produced recent work, Mark Knopfler spearheaded this breezy 1983 EP.
40 Years Ago: XTC Make ‘White Music’ on Their Debut
In 1978, XTC wanted to name their first LP 'Black Music,' but were talked out of the idea because U.K. listeners might think they were buying a soul record.
15 Years Ago: The Postal Service’s Debut Single Pushes Them to ‘Such Great Heights’
Before it became an indie favorite, was woven into 'Garden State,' and soundtracked so many commercials, 'Such Great Heights' introduced the Postal Service.
30 Years Ago: The Pogues Make Their Masterpiece With ‘If I Should Fall From Grace With God…
After a longer-than-expected delay, the Pogues recorded a rollicking, multi-dimensional album that became known as their greatest work.