Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist based in metro Detroit. In addition to Loudwire, he contributes regularly to Billboard, Ultimate Classic Rock, Media News Group, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer/Cleveland.com, Consequence, Music Connection, VenuesNow, United Stations Radio Networks and others. He reports every Friday on music news with Bob & Brian in the Morning on WHQG-FM in Milwaukee and periodically with the Drew & Mike podcast out of Detroit. He is the co-founder and co-producer of the Emmy Award-winning Detroit Music Awards. He was the founding editor of the MusicHound Essential Album Guide series and has co-written and edited books about Neil Young, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, Rock & Roll Myths and, forthcoming, Alice Cooper.
Tom Petty’s 1997 Fillmore Residency Gets Box Set Treatment
Famed 20-date run with Heartbreakers included several cover songs and many guest appearances.
How ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’ Saved Def Leppard’s ‘Hysteria’
Costly LP was dead in the water — then the 11th-hour single exploded in the U.S.
40 Years Ago: Michael McDonald Steps Out With ‘If That’s What It Takes’
"I was very comfortable being a band guy," the former Doobie Brothers star admitted.
‘Bad to the Bone': Beyond George Thorogood’s Hit Song
There's more to his 1982 album than the one everyone knows.
Could Journey’s Concert for Legends Gig Lead to the Super Bowl?
Jonathan Cain hopes appearance at the Pro Football Hall of Fame's induction ceremony opens doors.
When INXS Embraced New Direction on ‘Welcome to Wherever You Are’
Band took a more raw approach to its eighth album.
Eric Johnson, ‘The Book of Making,’ ‘Yesterday Meets Today': Album Review
Guitar master's two decidedly different albums also work as one 67-minute piece.
35 Years Ago: Billy Joel Makes History With Soviet Union Shows
"You never could have told me I'd be playing rock 'n' roll in Russia," the Piano Man marveled.
ZZ Top, ‘RAW': Album Review
Companion to 2019 documentary 'That Little Ol’ Band From Texas' doubles as farewell to bassist Dusty Hill.
How ‘Priest … Live!’ Captured Judas Priest at Their Biggest
Heavy metal had soared to unprecedented heights by the time band released its second concert album.
Revisiting Rush’s First and Final Concept LP, ‘Clockwork Angels’
According to guitarist Alex Lifeson, the 2012 album allowed drummer and lyricist Neil Peart to "express himself on a wider platform."
Carlos Santana Collapses Onstage Due to ‘Medical Emergency’
Guitarist passed out approximately an hour into his set.