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 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.
20 Years Ago: Red Hot Chili Peppers Struggle Mightily With ‘By the Way’
Double-platinum LP was created from amid tense circumstances that almost led to departure of a founding member.
Wayne Kramer and MC5 Come Storming Out on ‘Heavy Lifting’ Tour
Sixth Rock Hall snub didn't stop them from kicking out the jams, mother – well, you know.
Jack White Launches Tour With Thrilling Detroit Show: Set List
Performance included new music, plus an impromptu proposal and wedding in front of thousands of fans.
Eagles Pay Tribute to Late Glenn Frey at Detroit Performance
"It's always a little bittersweet to come play here, but we are forever connected with you," Don Henley told the audience.
Five Reasons Judas Priest Should Be in the Rock Hall of Fame
It's time the metal legends assume their rightful place.
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?"
When Steppenwolf Announced First Breakup on Valentine’s Day
Band announced split during 1972 press conference.
When Bill Murray Mistakenly Announced ‘World War III’ on ‘SNL’
40 years ago, the comedian earnestly announced that USSR had invaded Poland. Except it didn't happen.
Green Day, ‘BBC Sessions': Album Review
Sixteen performances recorded from1994-2001 chart band's growth.
Motley Crue Greatest Hits Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Eight compilations since the '90s. Which is best?