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.
40 Years Ago: Prince Combines Sex, Synths and Doomsday on ‘1999’
The multi-talented artist's fifth album was largely created via sonic experimentations in his home studio. His 1982 LP would become his breakthrough release.
Prince’s Bandmates: Where Are They Now?
So what have the various men and women who worked with the legend been up to lately?
Prince Creates a Funky Tabloid Tale on ‘Illusion, Coma, Pimp & Circumstance’
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’
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.
30 Years Ago: Wendy & Lisa Go From Sideshow to Stars
After Prince disbanded the Revolution, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman formed a musical duo, releasing their debut album in 1987.
One Year Later: Prince’s Shocking Death
The year has been marked by tributes, plans for the release of unheard music and tours of Paisley Park mansion.
When Prince Got Booed Off the Rolling Stones’ Stage
Prince wasn't yet a huge star when he opened for the Stones on Oct. 9, 1981.