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.
45 Years Ago: ‘Let There Be Rock Song’ Gives AC/DC a Chance to Preach
Title track of their third album turned into a lengthy hard-rock sermon.
Hopeful Def Leppard Already at a ‘Starting Point’ for Next Album
Vivian Campbell also discusses pending material from his other band, Last in Line.
Ringo Starr, ‘EP3′: Album Review
Prolific former Beatle recruits famous friends to record four new songs in the name of peace and love.
How Important Are Ear Plugs, Really?
An in-depth look at protecting your hearing and advice from Myles Kennedy, Stix Zadinia and more.
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.
How Doobie Brothers’ Tom Johnston Wound Up on ‘Dirty Dancing’ LP
"It was completely out of left field, to be honest with you," singer says of appearing on soundtrack to 1987 film.
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.
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.