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.
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.
Scorpions, ‘Rock Believer': Album Review
More than a half-century on, German band still rocks like a hurricane.
The Live Album Becomes an Art Form: 20 Classics From 1972
With classic concert recordings by the Band, Aretha Franklin, Neil Diamond and Deep Purple, the format came into its own.
How ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ Solidified Bon Jovi’s Rock Chart Success
"No. 1 was great, don't get me wrong. But a No. 1 rock song - we were a rock band, ya know?"
Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, ‘4’: Album Review
Guns N' Roses guitarist and his other band exhibit brawny confidence on fourth LP.
Van Halen’s ‘A Different Kind of Truth': A Track-by-Track Guide
Wolfgang Van Halen breaks down the band's last album, song by song.
Meat Loaf’s 13 Most Underappreciated Songs
We know his hits, of course, but the former Marvin Lee Aday gave us a great deal more.