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.
Top 15 Jeff Beck Albums
Late guitarist put together a remarkable catalog in his 60 year career.
20 Years Ago: Creed Plays Disastrous Concert in Chicago
Singer Scott Stapp was "whacked out" and "definitely inebriated" during the notorious set.
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.
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 Important Are Ear Plugs, Really?
An in-depth look at protecting your hearing and advice from Myles Kennedy, Stix Zadinia and more.
How Nikki Sixx’s ‘Heroin Diaries’ Spawned a New Band and Album
Motley Crue bassist recorded companion soundtrack to best-selling memoir with new band Sixx:A.M.
Remembering Soundgarden’s Final Concert
Only a few hours passed between the end of the performance on May 17, 2017, and Chris Cornell's death.
Wayne Kramer and MC5 Come Storming Out on ‘Heavy Lifting’ Tour
Sixth Rock Hall snub didn't stop them from kicking out the jams, mother – well, you know.
How James Hetfield Channeled Childhood Pain on ‘The Unforgiven’
Song centered on front man's tumultuous upbringing.