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.
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.
Billy Idol, ‘The Cage EP': Album Review
Four-song EP recalls rebel yeller's glory days.
40 Years Ago: Billy Joel Escapes Writer’s Block With ‘Pressure’
A secretary's comment helped spark his seventh Top 20 single.
How Doobie Brothers’ Tom Johnston Wound Up on ‘Dirty Dancing’ LP
"It was completely out of left field, to be honest with you," singer says of appearing on soundtrack to 1987 film.
When INXS Embraced New Direction on ‘Welcome to Wherever You Are’
Band took a more raw approach to its eighth album.
ZZ Top, ‘RAW': Album Review
Companion to 2019 documentary 'That Little Ol’ Band From Texas' doubles as farewell to bassist Dusty Hill.
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.
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.
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?"
Elton John Guitarist Davey Johnstone Squeezes in Rare Solo Album: Exclusive
They are set to resume the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour tonight in New Orleans.