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 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.
30 Years Ago: Ozzy Osbourne Begins Short-Lived ‘Retirement’
No rest for the wicked.
When Alice Cooper Turned Kid-Friendly on ‘The Muppet Show’
"I swear I never had so much fun in my life as that week that I worked with the Muppets."
How Loggins and Messina’s ‘Your Mama Don’t Dance’ Hit Big Twice
Original record and then a Poison cover made the Top 10 nearly two decades apart.
When Billy Joel Spoke Up for the Working Class With ‘Allentown’
Dying steel mill became emblematic of broader concerns over the American dream.
Original Alice Cooper Group Has New Music in the Wings
"We're working pretty close right now," he says.
Joe Satriani Doesn’t Think He Belongs on Van Halen Tribute Tour
He thinks Wolfgang Van Halen should handle guitar duties if long-rumored trek ever happens.
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.