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.
Not Wasting Away: Quotes From Over 40 Years With Jimmy Buffett
"I feel very proud of surviving," he said not too long ago. "I'm still out there — where would I go?"
Aerosmith Live Albums Ranked Worst to Best
Seven concert collections capture the band at various stages of their career roller-coaster ride.
Why Robbie Robertson Never Reunited With the Band
"I wanted to get a little, uh, normal ... and being in a band is anything but normal."
Rock ‘n’ Roll Hiatuses: 48 Bands That Returned From Long Breaks
Sometimes, you just need to pause.
Bret Michaels Kicks Off Parti-Gras Tour in Detroit
Evening included covers of Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd and plenty of Poison hits.
45 Years Ago: Why Kansas Became an Opening Act at the Peak of Fame
Guitarist Rich Williams discussed a pair of 1978 support gigs with the Rolling Stones in an exclusive interview.
The Two Things Carlos Santana Demanded for a New Documentary
Guitarist refuses any victim mentality story line: "I think we have enough of that."
Eric Church Pays Tribute to Bob Seger With Eight-Song Cover Set
Medley of songs lasted for 12 whole minutes.
Stewart Copeland, ‘Police Deranged for Orchestra': Album Review
Drummer reinvents his old band's songs with strings and more.
Where the Hell Is Jimmy Page?
Guitarist's only solo album was released in 1988. His projects since then have been sporadic.
Steve Lukather, ‘Bridges': Album Review
Toto guitarist holds the line on ninth solo LP.
45 Years Ago: Cheap Trick’s ‘Surrender’ Offers Wise Teen Advice
Their 1978 single captured the teenage familial perspective.
45 Years Ago: Tom Petty Gets Nasty on ‘I Need to Know’
First single from the band's second album packed a punch.
Rolling Stones, ‘Some Girls': Retro Album Review
Mick Jagger and band return to form after rare, extended slump.
60 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Release Their First Single
The band's debut single was both auspicious and inauspicious in one fell swoop.
The Cars’ Genre-Defying Self-Titled Debut: Track-by-Track
It boasted new-wave cool and album-rock oomph – and that's not all.
Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town': Track-by-Track
His multiplatinum-selling fourth album was a stylistic game-changer.
40 Years Ago: David Bowie Reclaims ‘China Girl’ for Himself
Co-writer Iggy Pop had already released a widely ignored earlier version.
45 Years Ago: The Cars Rev Into High Gear on ‘Just What I Needed’
Debut single became one of the band's defining hits.
Tina Turner Discusses Longevity, U2 and Her ‘Precious Legs': Classic Interview
Legendary singer examined various parts of her career in a conversation from 1997.