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.
35 Years Ago: Nena Soars to Pop Stardom with ’99 Luftballons’
When German new wave band Nena released their debut album in 1983, they had little idea of the worldwide success they would score with one of the LP's tracks.
35 Years Ago: Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams’ Become Reality
The second LP from Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart's duo, and its blockbuster single, made the duo instant synthpop stars.
Diffuser’s Top 25 Songs of 2017
We're counting down the best alternative rock and pop songs of the year, including tracks from Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Fleet Foxes and Spoon.
Diffuser’s Top 25 Albums of 2017
We're counting down the best alternative rock records of the year, from Queens of the Stone Age and St. Vincent to Fleet Foxes and LCD Soundsystem.
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.