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.
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.
Top 10 Tina Turner Collaborations
The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll joined forces with many artists over the course of her career.
Top 10 Tina Turner Songs
Most of these songs were written by others, but Turner made them her own.
How Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Prove It All Night’ Was Reborn Onstage
Once a four-minute single, the song tripled to epic lengths in concert.
Joe Perry, ‘Sweetzerland Manifesto MKII': Album Review
Aerosmith guitarist's sequel to 2018 LP is more of the same.
Neal Schon, ‘Journey Through Time': Album Review
Journey guitarist, along with current and former bandmates, revisits the band's catalog onstage.
Def Leppard, ‘Drastic Symphonies': Album Review
Sixteen tracks from the band's catalog, now with orchestra!
Ringo Starr to Record Country EP With T Bone Burnett’s Help
It's one of three EPs the former Beatle has in various stages of production.
Yes, ‘Mirror to the Sky': Album Review
Band's 23rd album continues prolific new era.
How Peter Frampton ‘Lowballed’ His Way Onto Dolly Parton’s Album
Guitarist explains how he ended up on two 'Rockstar' tracks.
50 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Makes ‘Money’ With Razor Blades and Rulers
The song's sound effects required hours of painstaking editing.
Nils Lofgren Recruits Famous Friends for ‘Mountains’ Album
Ringo Starr, Neil Young and the late David Crosby guest on the upcoming LP.
45 Years Ago: Bob Seger Skewers Hollywood Ego on ‘Still the Same’
Singer was inspired by the "type A personalities" he'd met in Los Angeles.
35 Years Ago: Lita Ford Breaks Through With ‘Kiss Me Deadly’
Former Runaways star flirted with new wave on her first big solo hit.
Alice Cooper Launches Too Close for Comfort Tour: Set List and Exclusive Photos
A brand new stage show allowed Cooper to bring out some new toys.
How a Road Trip Inspired REO Speedwagon’s ‘Roll With the Changes’
"That was the song that set the stage for the way we would work together moving into the future."
Deen Castronovo Explains How Journey Keeps It Together Onstage
"The bottom line is the music is bigger than this BS," drummer tells UCR.
Alice Cooper Details Upcoming Tour Plans: Exclusive Interview
Shock Rocker will be covering a lot of ground this year.