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.
25 Years Ago: Radiohead Imitate Their Heroes on ‘Pablo Honey’
A band that would earn a reputation as one of the brainiest, most fiercely creative acts of a generation named their first album after a Jerky Boys reference.
R.E.M. Find a Hollow Center in ‘Sweetness Follows’: The Story Behind Every Song on ‘Automa…
A meditation on loss, the quiet, pulsing "Sweetness Follows" might be the centerpiece of 'Automatic for the People.'
25 Years Ago: Soul Asylum Become a Runaway Success with ‘Grave Dancers Union’
Soul Asylum were a decade into their career when "Runaway Train" got them signed to a new label and then became the hit that made their next album a smash.
25 Years Ago: Stone Temple Pilots Battle Copy-Cat Claims on ‘Core’
As STP released their debut album in September 1992, the California band encountered monster success, along with perceptions that they were grunge poseurs.
25 Years Ago: Blind Melon Gets Stung by the ‘Bee Girl’ on Debut Album
Blind Melon scored a massive hit with their rootsy debut album thanks to a girl dressed up like a bee.
When Kurt Cobain Married Courtney Love
After beginning their relationship the previous fall, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love got married in Hawaii on Feb. 24, 1992.
15 Years Ago: Nine Inch Nails Looks Back With ‘And All That Could Have Been’
Trent Reznor spent more than a year editing the album and DVD versions of 'And All That Could Have Been,' released Jan. 22, 2002.
30 Years Ago: Beastie Boys Become the First Censored Act on ‘American Bandstand’
The Beastie Boys became the first act to be censored on 'American Bandstand' on Jan. 16, 1987, reportedly earning the ire of host Dick Clark.
Alternative Rock’s 50 Greatest Debut Singles
You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. We’re exploring the 50 greatest debut singles in alternative rock.
1996’s Best Alternative Albums
From lo-fi to trip hop, folktronica to post-rock, and samples, samples, samples, we're ranking 1996's Best Alternative Albums.