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.
Hopeful Def Leppard Already at a ‘Starting Point’ for Next Album
Vivian Campbell also discusses pending material from his other band, Last in Line.
Tom Petty’s 1997 Fillmore Residency Gets Box Set Treatment
Famed 20-date run with Heartbreakers included several cover songs and many guest appearances.
Ringo Starr, ‘EP3′: Album Review
Prolific former Beatle recruits famous friends to record four new songs in the name of peace and love.
How ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’ Saved Def Leppard’s ‘Hysteria’
Costly LP was dead in the water — then the 11th-hour single exploded in the U.S.
40 Years Ago: Billy Joel Escapes Writer’s Block With ‘Pressure’
A secretary's comment helped spark his seventh Top 20 single.
How Doobie Brothers’ Tom Johnston Wound Up on ‘Dirty Dancing’ LP
"It was completely out of left field, to be honest with you," singer says of appearing on soundtrack to 1987 film.
40 Years Ago: Michael McDonald Steps Out With ‘If That’s What It Takes’
"I was very comfortable being a band guy," the former Doobie Brothers star admitted.
Could Journey’s Concert for Legends Gig Lead to the Super Bowl?
Jonathan Cain hopes appearance at the Pro Football Hall of Fame's induction ceremony opens doors.
When INXS Embraced New Direction on ‘Welcome to Wherever You Are’
Band took a more raw approach to its eighth album.
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.
Jonathan Cain Reveals How ‘Escape’ Influenced Journey’s New Album
Keyboardist tells UCR how the band borrowed from its past for first album in 11 years.
Chicago, ‘Born for This Moment': Album Review
Veteran band's 38th album: more of the same, with mixed results.