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.
The Live Album Becomes an Art Form: 20 Classics From 1972
With classic concert recordings by the Band, Aretha Franklin, Neil Diamond and Deep Purple, the format came into its own.
How Barenaked Ladies’ Singer Helped Design Rush’s Pinball Machine
Ed Robertson talks about spearheading project and brainstorming song choices.
45 Years Ago: Jimmy Buffett Sails to Fame With ‘Changes in Latitudes’
His first platinum album was home to "Margaritaville," a signature Top 10 hit.
‘It’s Not Journey!': CNN Hosts Debate Band’s New Year’s Eve Show
CNN became the unlikely location for a New Year's Eve debate about Journey.
Why Elvis Presley Didn’t Wind Up in ‘A Star Is Born’
If not for tough negotiation of singer's manager, Colonel Tom Parker, singer may have starred in 1976 film musical.
When Bill Murray Mistakenly Announced ‘World War III’ on ‘SNL’
40 years ago, the comedian earnestly announced that USSR had invaded Poland. Except it didn't happen.
How Michael Nesmith’s Rejected Monkees Song Hit for Linda Ronstadt
Ronstadt's Stone Poneys scored a Top 20 hit with Nesmith's "Different Drum."