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."
K.K. Downing Confirms He’ll Play With Judas Priest at Rock Hall
Guitarist jokes he won't even "be able to break a sweat" during the band's short set
Watch Billy Joel and Joe Elliott Perform ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’
A scheduling coincidence allowed the rock stars to team up for a third time.
20 Years Ago: Red Hot Chili Peppers Struggle Mightily With ‘By the Way’
Double-platinum LP was created from amid tense circumstances that almost led to departure of a founding member.
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.
15 Years Ago: Sammy Hagar Sells Cabo Wabo Tequila for $80 Million
What started as a small endeavor became a massive success for the Red Rocker.
How James Hetfield Channeled Childhood Pain on ‘The Unforgiven’
Song centered on front man's tumultuous upbringing.
Paul Stanley Reveals New Plans for the End of Kiss’ Farewell Tour
Guitarist talks band's future.