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.
50 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Makes ‘Money’ With Razor Blades and Rulers
The song's sound effects required hours of painstaking editing.
Nils Lofgren Recruits Famous Friends for ‘Mountains’ Album
Ringo Starr, Neil Young and the late David Crosby guest on the upcoming LP.
45 Years Ago: Bob Seger Skewers Hollywood Ego on ‘Still the Same’
Singer was inspired by the "type A personalities" he'd met in Los Angeles.
35 Years Ago: Lita Ford Breaks Through With ‘Kiss Me Deadly’
Former Runaways star flirted with new wave on her first big solo hit.
Alice Cooper Launches Too Close for Comfort Tour: Set List and Exclusive Photos
A brand new stage show allowed Cooper to bring out some new toys.
How a Road Trip Inspired REO Speedwagon’s ‘Roll With the Changes’
"That was the song that set the stage for the way we would work together moving into the future."
Deen Castronovo Explains How Journey Keeps It Together Onstage
"The bottom line is the music is bigger than this BS," drummer tells UCR.
Alice Cooper Details Upcoming Tour Plans: Exclusive Interview
Shock Rocker will be covering a lot of ground this year.
40 Years Ago: Kiss Releases Final Original Makeup-Era Single
Mr. Mister guitarist Steve Farris can be heard on the 1983 single.
Micky Dolenz on Continuing the Monkees’ Legacy: Interview
Last remaining member of the group is highlighting 1967's 'Headquarters' on current tour.
Sammy Hagar Gave Until It Hurt for Van Halen’s ‘Black and Blue’
Singer's tour exploits left him "bruised up pretty bad, and in the wrong areas."
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, ‘Walking Into Clarksdale': Retro Album Review
It's not a Led Zeppelin LP, but it could be.