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: Billy Joel Escapes Writer’s Block With ‘Pressure’
A secretary's comment helped spark his seventh Top 20 single.
35 Years Ago: Billy Joel Makes History With Soviet Union Shows
"You never could have told me I'd be playing rock 'n' roll in Russia," the Piano Man marveled.
Carlos Santana Collapses Onstage Due to ‘Medical Emergency’
Guitarist passed out approximately an hour into his set.
How Elton John Got Back on Track With ‘Jump Up!’
New band members helped steer the legend's career back in the right direction.
30 Years Ago: How Queen Were Reborn at Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert
Tearjerking concert showed there might be more ahead for the band.
How Barenaked Ladies’ Singer Helped Design Rush’s Pinball Machine
Ed Robertson talks about spearheading project and brainstorming song choices.
‘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.
When Bill Murray Mistakenly Announced ‘World War III’ on ‘SNL’
40 years ago, the comedian earnestly announced that USSR had invaded Poland. Except it didn't happen.
How Steve Perry Started Believing in Christmas Again
Former Journey singer says recording new holiday music has put him back in the spirit after last year's socially distant season.
Aretha Franklin’s Most Memorable Rock Covers
The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elton John and Simon & Garfunkel are just some of the artists covered by the Queen of Soul.