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.
Ringo Starr, ‘EP3′: Album Review
Prolific former Beatle recruits famous friends to record four new songs in the name of peace and love.
‘Bad to the Bone': Beyond George Thorogood’s Hit Song
There's more to his 1982 album than the one everyone knows.
How Nikki Sixx’s ‘Heroin Diaries’ Spawned a New Band and Album
Motley Crue bassist recorded companion soundtrack to best-selling memoir with new band Sixx:A.M.
10 Classic Rock Acts That Benefited From MTV’s Launch
Some of music's biggest artists were smart to embrace the network when it began.
How Age Forces Rock Singers to Adjust: ‘It Happens to All of Us’
Billy Joel, Roger Daltrey and Ann Wilson open up about challenges of preserving their instruments.
Carlos Santana Collapses Onstage Due to ‘Medical Emergency’
Guitarist passed out approximately an hour into his set.
Why Heart’s ‘Private Audition’ Deserves a Better Legacy
Despite being band's first commercial failure -- and marking the beginning of a down period -- there's still quality material found on the 1982 LP.
Why Alan White Hung Up When John Lennon Called
Here’s what the recently deceased drummer once told UCR about his work alongside the former Beatle.
Five Reasons Lionel Richie Should Be in the Rock Hall
"All Night Long" singer is an eyebrow-raising nominee for purists, but he deserves induction.