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.
Bands Using Teleprompters and Backing Tracks: Is It Cheating?
Technological enhancements have become a concert norm: "Everybody's trying to out-perfect each other."
Eight Rock Books That Have Yet to See the Light of Day
Manuscripts focused on the Eagles, Paul McCartney, David Bowie and Mick Jagger, among others.
Why Musical Artists Are Selling Their Catalog Rights
A deep dive into why this is happening so frequently.
How Christine McVie Finally Completed a ‘Real’ Solo Debut
Self-titled 1984 project only happened because of a Fleetwood Mac hiatus.
20 Years Ago: Why Foo Fighters’ ‘One by One’ Didn’t Come Easily
Stadium-headlining popularity nearly fractured the band.
40 Years Ago: Kiss Refuses to Die Quietly With ‘I Love It Loud’
The song helped band pull out of a career-threatening tailspin.
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.
Hopeful Def Leppard Already at a ‘Starting Point’ for Next Album
Vivian Campbell also discusses pending material from his other band, Last in Line.
Billy Idol, ‘The Cage EP': Album Review
Four-song EP recalls rebel yeller's glory days.
Ringo Starr, ‘EP3′: Album Review
Prolific former Beatle recruits famous friends to record four new songs in the name of peace and love.
How Important Are Ear Plugs, Really?
An in-depth look at protecting your hearing and advice from Myles Kennedy, Stix Zadinia and more.
How Nikki Sixx’s ‘Heroin Diaries’ Spawned a New Band and Album
Motley Crue bassist recorded companion soundtrack to best-selling memoir with new band Sixx:A.M.