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.
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.
35 Years Ago: Why Kiss’ Emotional Ballad ‘Reason to Live’ Flopped
The song had all the hallmarks of an '80s hit, yet fell flat.
When Metallica Found an Unlikely Partner for ‘The Memory Remains’
Thrash kings teamed up with British chanteuse Marianne Faithfull on grinding 'Reload' single.
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."
Exclusive: How Dokken Fell Apart Making ‘Back for the Attack’
George Lynch and Jeff Pilson look back at the band's 1987 album.
Peter Frampton’s Next LP ‘Should Have Followed’ ‘Comes Alive!’
Guitarist is prepping an album of original songs while also readying return to touring.
20 Years Ago: Why Foo Fighters’ ‘One by One’ Didn’t Come Easily
Stadium-headlining popularity nearly fractured the band.
Original Alice Cooper Group Has New Music in the Wings
"We're working pretty close right now," he says.
40 Years Ago: Kiss Refuses to Die Quietly With ‘I Love It Loud’
The song helped band pull out of a career-threatening tailspin.
Joe Satriani Doesn’t Think He Belongs on Van Halen Tribute Tour
He thinks Wolfgang Van Halen should handle guitar duties if long-rumored trek ever happens.