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.
20 Years Ago: Home Video Brings ‘Closure’ to Nine Inch Nails’ First Decade
'Closure' consisted of two videotapes, one documenting Nine Inch Nails' Self Destruct and Further Down the Spiral tours and the other collecting 14 music videos.
30 Years Ago: Billy Idol Rides ‘Mony Mony’ to the Top
At the height of his popularity, Billy Idol took a live cover of Tommy James's "Mony Mony" to the top of the American charts - and helped inspire a lewd chant.
25 Years Ago: R.E.M.’s ‘Man on the Moon’ Video Finds Deliverance in a Truck Stop
For the second 'Automatic for the People' single, R.E.M. teamed with director Peter Care to film the dusty, iconic video for 'Man on the Moon.'
40 Years Ago: The Jam Show Growth, Still Slump With ‘This Is the Modern World’
Only a few months after releasing their debut LP, the Jam were back in the studio making the follow-up, which encountered a dour reaction in November 1977.
30 Years Ago: Sisters of Mercy Are Reborn on ‘Floodland’
Andrew Eldritch resurrected the post-punk group as a solo project in 1987, resulting in a new album and the hit "This Corrosion."
15 Years Ago: Pearl Jam Reads the ‘Riot Act’
On the band's seventh studio album, Pearl Jam mixed melodic rockers with experimental sounds while dealing with tragedy.
In Defense of… R.E.M.’s ‘Shiny Happy People’
For years, R.E.M. has been dragged through the M.U.D. over this pop hit. We defend the song's place in the band's rich catalog.
35 Years Ago: Dead Kennedys Slow It Down, But Still Rage on ‘Plastic Surgery Disasters’
The Dead Kennedys sought to present a more diverse – if still frantic – musical palette on 'Plastic Surgery Disasters.'
35 Years Ago: Siouxsie and the Banshees Pull a Classic Out of Chaos With ‘A Kiss in the Dr…
The Banshees endured management problems, experimented in the studio and did plenty of drugs on the way to making 1982's 'A Kiss in the Dreamhouse.'
30 Years Ago: Sinéad O’Connor Channels Rage Into Her Debut Album, ‘The Lion and the Cobra’
As a young woman, Sinéad O’Connor was running towards a career in music as much as she was running away. She wrote, recorded and produced her debut LP in 1987.