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.
Five Reasons Lionel Richie Should Be in the Rock Hall
"All Night Long" singer is an eyebrow-raising nominee for purists, but he deserves induction.
Mike Campbell and the Dirty Knobs, ‘External Combustion': Review
Former Tom Petty sideman steps out with his band for second album.
How Jimmy Buffett Sailed 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.
How Steve Perry Started Believing in Christmas Again
Former Journey singer says recording new holiday music has put him back in the spirit after last year's socially distant season.
Green Day, ‘BBC Sessions': Album Review
Sixteen performances recorded from1994-2001 chart band's growth.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra ‘Chomping at the Bit’ Ahead of 2021 Tour
Celebrated Christmas rockers will hit the road beginning in November.
Gina Schock: Go-Go’s Have Some ‘Very Exciting’ Things in Store
Drummer also discusses band's upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
40 Years Ago: Bob Seger Takes a Victory Lap With ‘Nine Tonight’
Second live album spawned a Top 5 single.
40 Years Ago: How Van Halen’s ‘Unchained’ Used Two Secret Weapons
It may seem like one of the band's more straightforward songs, but the details make all the difference.