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: The Replacements Raise a ‘Stink’
In 1982, Paul Westerberg's new song "Kids Don't Follow" was the impetus for releasing a new recording.
15 Years Ago: Bonnaroo’s Jam Band-Heavy Debut Starts a Stateside Revolution
Festivals rule the summer music scene in the U.S., but that wasn’t always the case.
Replacements Albums Ranked in Order of Awesomeness
We're ranking all of the studio albums recorded by the influential post-punk band.
R.E.M.’s Little America: Mapping Out the Real Places From Their Songs
With R.E.M.'s catalog of songs as our guide, we're taking a musical tour of the United States.
Radiohead Slows Down on ‘The Tourist’: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer’ Song
Radiohead were just about to finish sessions for 'OK Computer' when they decided to record one last track.
Radiohead Started Out ‘Lucky’: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer’ Song
In a way, 'OK Computer' began before Radiohead even realized what was going on. 'Lucky' predated the sessions, but ended up being the perfect fit for the album.
Louis Armstrong Suffocates the Beach Boys on ‘No Surprises’: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Co…
As opposed to 'OK Computer' tracks where ugly lyrics match ugly sounds, “No Surprises” meets Thom Yorke’s despondent words with the record’s prettiest moments.
Radiohead Uses a String Section to Go ‘Climbing Up the Walls’: The Story Behind Every ‘OK …
On some 'OK Computer' tracks Radiohead were trying to emulate “The White Album." But on this song, the band wanted to be the opposite of the Beatles.
‘Electioneering’ Puts Radiohead on the Campaign Trail: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer…
Radiohead has never been shy about sharing their political opinions. On "Electioneering," they saw themselves as politicians... almost.
The ‘Karma Police’ Catch Up With Radiohead: The Story Behind Every ‘OK Computer’ Song
One of Radiohead's best-known songs began as an inside joke before it turned into a spooky vision of a dystopian future.