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.
Jeff Beck’s 19 Best Guest Appearances
Guitarist played nice with others - many others - throughout his 60-year recording career.
20 Years Ago: Creed Plays Disastrous Concert in Chicago
Singer Scott Stapp was "whacked out" and "definitely inebriated" during the notorious set.
Why Musical Artists Are Selling Their Catalog Rights
A deep dive into why this is happening so frequently.
30 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Begins Short-Lived ‘Retirement’
No rest for the wicked.
When Metallica Found an Unlikely Partner for ‘The Memory Remains’
Thrash kings teamed up with British chanteuse Marianne Faithfull on grinding 'Reload' single.
Why Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’ / ‘We Are the Champions’ Endures
Brian May said the goal was to write something "very unifying and positive" – and they succeeded.
35 Years Ago: Def Leppard’s Hysteria Tour Hits the United States
Performing in the round on a state-of-the-art stage was an exciting way to deliver both new and old material.
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.