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.
Not Wasting Away: Quotes From Over 40 Years With Jimmy Buffett
"I feel very proud of surviving," he said not too long ago. "I'm still out there — where would I go?"
The Two Things Carlos Santana Demanded for a New Documentary
Guitarist refuses any victim mentality story line: "I think we have enough of that."
45 Years Ago: The Cars Rev Into High Gear on ‘Just What I Needed’
Debut single became one of the band's defining hits.
Ringo Starr to Record Country EP With T Bone Burnett’s Help
It's one of three EPs the former Beatle has in various stages of production.
50 Years Ago: Pink Floyd Makes ‘Money’ With Razor Blades and Rulers
The song's sound effects required hours of painstaking editing.
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, ‘Walking Into Clarksdale': Retro Album Review
It's not a Led Zeppelin LP, but it could be.
50 Years Ago: Eagles Channel Classic Influences for ‘Desperado’
Ray Charles and Stephen Foster were linchpins in title track to band's second album.
Susanna Hoffs, ‘The Deep End': Album Review
Peter Asher-produced covers LP spans everyone from the Rolling Stones to Billie Eilish.
Songs That Are Best Known for Their Live Versions
Stage performance energy connected with audiences and gave these tracks new life.
28 David Crosby Collaborations
From former bandmates to contemporary artists influenced by his powerful voice and harmonization talent.
Sammy Hagar Reveals How Eddie Money Inspired His Biggest Solo Hit
Red Rocker was aiming for "catchy pop" success with his 1982 single "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy."
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Live at the Fillmore (1997): Review
Twenty shows from San Francisco run are distilled and boxed up on four gem-stuffed CDs.