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’s 1997 Fillmore Residency Gets Box Set Treatment
Famed 20-date run with Heartbreakers included several cover songs and many guest appearances.
How ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’ Saved Def Leppard’s ‘Hysteria’
Costly LP was dead in the water — then the 11th-hour single exploded in the U.S.
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.
Judas Priest’s ‘Screaming for Vengeance': Beyond the Big Hit
"You've Got Another Thing Comin'" was the breakout single, but the classic album offered plenty of other great tunes.
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.
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.
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.
Phil Collen Looks Back at 40 Years With Def Leppard
After decades of playing with the band, guitarist recalls how the journey began.
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.
15 Years Ago: Sammy Hagar Sells Cabo Wabo Tequila for $80 Million
What started as a small endeavor became a massive success for the Red Rocker.
Black Crowes, ‘1972’: Album Review
Six-song EP looks back 50 years ago with Stones, Bowie and Temptations covers.
45 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Shatter Attendance Records at the Silverdome
Rockers broke attendance record for single-act indoor concert.