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.
Bands Using Teleprompters and Backing Tracks: Is It Cheating?
Technological enhancements have become a concert norm: "Everybody's trying to out-perfect each other."
Steve Vai, ‘Vai/Gash': Album Review
Guitar virtuoso unearths three-decades-old recordings with brief collaborator, who died in 1998.
28 David Crosby Collaborations
From former bandmates to contemporary artists influenced by his powerful voice and harmonization talent.
40 Years Ago: Why Bryan Adams’ ‘Cuts Like a Knife’ Felt So Right
He had ambitious goals, and the album handily exceeded them.
How AC/DC Hit the Mark With ‘Heatseeker’
The 'Blow Up Your Video' single gave the Aussie rockers their best chart placement in six years.
Top 15 Jeff Beck Albums
Late guitarist put together a remarkable catalog in his 60 year career.
30 Years Ago: In-Fighting Wrecks Creedence’s Rock Hall Induction
Lingering animosities and unhealed wounds led to John Fogerty performing with others.
Jeff Beck’s 19 Best Guest Appearances
Guitarist played nice with others - many others - throughout his 60-year recording career.
How ‘Angel’ Set a New Precedent for Aerosmith
Power ballad became their biggest hit to date, even though Steven Tyler claimed it "ruined his career."
20 Years Ago: Creed Plays Disastrous Concert in Chicago
Singer Scott Stapp was "whacked out" and "definitely inebriated" during the notorious set.