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.
Jonathan Cain Reveals How ‘Escape’ Influenced Journey’s New Album
Keyboardist tells UCR how the band borrowed from its past for first album in 11 years.
How Age Forces Rock Singers to Adjust: ‘It Happens to All of Us’
Billy Joel, Roger Daltrey and Ann Wilson open up about challenges of preserving their instruments.
Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp, ’18′: Album Review
Guitar hero and Captain Jack Sparrow take on wide range of covers plus two originals.
How Heart Finally Made a Hit Out of ‘Alone’
It took several tries — and several years — before song became a chart-topper.
Watch Billy Joel and Joe Elliott Perform ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’
A scheduling coincidence allowed the rock stars to team up for a third time.
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.
Carlos Santana Collapses Onstage Due to ‘Medical Emergency’
Guitarist passed out approximately an hour into his set.
When Def Leppard’s ‘Make Love Like a Man’ Raised Eyebrows
Song's lyrics prompted some questions, but were never meant to be taken too seriously.
How ‘Priest … Live!’ Captured Judas Priest at Their Biggest
Heavy metal had soared to unprecedented heights by the time band released its second concert album.
Revisiting Rush’s First and Final Concept LP, ‘Clockwork Angels’
According to guitarist Alex Lifeson, the 2012 album allowed drummer and lyricist Neil Peart to "express himself on a wider platform."