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.
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.
30 Years Ago: How Queen Were Reborn at Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert
Tearjerking concert showed there might be more ahead for the band.
Six Reasons Motorhead’s ‘Iron Fist’ Deserves More Respect
There's plenty to like about the much-maligned 1982 album.
Jack White Launches Tour With Thrilling Detroit Show: Set List
Performance included new music, plus an impromptu proposal and wedding in front of thousands of fans.
Five Reasons Judas Priest Should Be in the Rock Hall of Fame
It's time the metal legends assume their rightful place.
Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, ‘4’: Album Review
Guns N' Roses guitarist and his other band exhibit brawny confidence on fourth LP.