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.
45 Years Ago: The Cars Rev Into High Gear on ‘Just What I Needed’
Debut single became one of the band's defining hits.
Top 10 Tina Turner Songs
Most of these songs were written by others, but Turner made them her own.
Def Leppard, ‘Drastic Symphonies': Album Review
Sixteen tracks from the band's catalog, now with orchestra!
Chicago, ‘Born for This Moment': Album Review
Veteran band's 38th album: more of the same, with mixed results.
How Bryan Adams Stretched His Songwriting on ‘Into the Fire’
Singer-songwriter aimed for a new approach on the follow-up to hit 'Reckless.'
30 Years Ago: John Mellencamp Briefly Goes Hollywood With ‘Falling From Grace’
Singer-songwriter discusses directing and starring in 1992 feature-length film.
How ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ Solidified Bon Jovi’s Rock Chart Success
"No. 1 was great, don't get me wrong. But a No. 1 rock song - we were a rock band, ya know?"
John Mellencamp, ‘Strictly a One-Eyed Jack': Album Review
Singer-songwriter gets reflective, with a little help from Bruce Springsteen, on latest LP.
10 Classic Rock Acts That Benefited From MTV’s Launch
Some of music's biggest artists were smart to embrace the network when it began.