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.
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.
ZZ Top, ‘RAW': Album Review
Companion to 2019 documentary 'That Little Ol’ Band From Texas' doubles as farewell to bassist Dusty Hill.
Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp, ’18′: Album Review
Guitar hero and Captain Jack Sparrow take on wide range of covers plus two originals.
Remembering Soundgarden’s Final Concert
Only a few hours passed between the end of the performance on May 17, 2017, and Chris Cornell's death.
How Timothy B. Schmit Crafted His New Solo Album ‘Day by Day’
"Honestly, I don't have a clue as to how I do this. I just sit down and I see what happens."
Five Reasons Judas Priest Should Be in the Rock Hall of Fame
It's time the metal legends assume their rightful place.
Five Reasons Lionel Richie Should Be in the Rock Hall
"All Night Long" singer is an eyebrow-raising nominee for purists, but he deserves induction.
The Live Album Becomes an Art Form: 20 Classics From 1972
With classic concert recordings by the Band, Aretha Franklin, Neil Diamond and Deep Purple, the format came into its own.