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.
How the Beatles Inspired Billy Joel’s ‘The Nylon Curtain’
He explored new levels of sonic sophistication on his 1982 album.
Tom Petty’s 1997 Fillmore Residency Gets Box Set Treatment
Famed 20-date run with Heartbreakers included several cover songs and many guest appearances.
Watch Billy Joel and Joe Elliott Perform ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’
A scheduling coincidence allowed the rock stars to team up for a third time.
Carlos Santana Collapses Onstage Due to ‘Medical Emergency’
Guitarist passed out approximately an hour into his set.
Five Reasons Judas Priest Should Be in the Rock Hall of Fame
It's time the metal legends assume their rightful place.
Scorpions, ‘Rock Believer': Album Review
More than a half-century on, German band still rocks like a hurricane.
How Barenaked Ladies’ Singer Helped Design Rush’s Pinball Machine
Ed Robertson talks about spearheading project and brainstorming song choices.
How Ronnie Spector Helped Eddie Money Score His Biggest Hit
Duo logged a knockout with 1986's "Take Me Home Tonight."
‘It’s Not Journey!': CNN Hosts Debate Band’s New Year’s Eve Show
CNN became the unlikely location for a New Year's Eve debate about Journey.
Joe Walsh to Debut New Music at VetsAid 2021: Exclusive
Fifth annual benefit will be available virtually from Dec. 18-25.