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.
How Journey Took Flight With ‘Wheel in the Sky’
Band's first charting single was inspired by a poem by bassist Ross Valory's wife.
Eight Rock Books That Have Yet to See the Light of Day
Manuscripts focused on the Eagles, Paul McCartney, David Bowie and Mick Jagger, among others.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Live at the Fillmore (1997): Review
Twenty shows from San Francisco run are distilled and boxed up on four gem-stuffed CDs.
When Alice Cooper Turned Kid-Friendly on ‘The Muppet Show’
"I swear I never had so much fun in my life as that week that I worked with the Muppets."
How Loggins and Messina’s ‘Your Mama Don’t Dance’ Hit Big Twice
Original record and then a Poison cover made the Top 10 nearly two decades apart.
When Billy Joel Spoke Up for the Working Class With ‘Allentown’
Dying steel mill became emblematic of broader concerns over the American dream.
How Carl Palmer Is Honoring His Late ELP Bandmates on New Tour
"I'm down to the practicalities of getting it right for those two guys," drummer says.
Peter Frampton’s Next LP ‘Should Have Followed’ ‘Comes Alive!’
Guitarist is prepping an album of original songs while also readying return to touring.
Klaus Voormann’s Beatles ‘Revolver’ Cover Secret: ‘Lots of Hair’
"It's very difficult for people these days to imagine how important and how sensational those haircuts were," artist says.
20 Years Ago: Why Foo Fighters’ ‘One by One’ Didn’t Come Easily
Stadium-headlining popularity nearly fractured the band.