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: Aerosmith’s Reworked Lineup Ends on ‘Bitch’s Brew’
Without classic members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, the band lost much of its bite.
Sammy Hagar Reveals How Eddie Money Inspired His Biggest Solo Hit
Red Rocker was aiming for "catchy pop" success with his 1982 single "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy."
Eight Rock Books That Have Yet to See the Light of Day
Manuscripts focused on the Eagles, Paul McCartney, David Bowie and Mick Jagger, among others.
Why Musical Artists Are Selling Their Catalog Rights
A deep dive into why this is happening so frequently.
How Christine McVie Finally Completed a ‘Real’ Solo Debut
Self-titled 1984 project only happened because of a Fleetwood Mac hiatus.
Christine McVie’s ‘Weird Chemistry’ With Lindsey Buckingham
Duo found success collaborating both inside and out of Fleetwood Mac.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Live at the Fillmore (1997): Review
Twenty shows from San Francisco run are distilled and boxed up on four gem-stuffed CDs.
30 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Begins Short-Lived ‘Retirement’
No rest for the wicked.
How Carl Palmer Is Honoring His Late ELP Bandmates on New Tour
"I'm down to the practicalities of getting it right for those two guys," drummer says.
40 Years Ago: Kiss Refuses to Die Quietly With ‘I Love It Loud’
The song helped band pull out of a career-threatening tailspin.