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.
Stewart Copeland, ‘Police Deranged for Orchestra': Album Review
Drummer reinvents his old band's songs with strings and more.
Where the Hell Is Jimmy Page?
Guitarist's only solo album was released in 1988. His projects since then have been sporadic.
Steve Lukather, ‘Bridges': Album Review
Toto guitarist holds the line on ninth solo LP.
45 Years Ago: Tom Petty Gets Nasty on ‘I Need to Know’
First single from the band's second album packed a punch.
45 Years Ago: Cheap Trick’s ‘Surrender’ Offers Wise Teen Advice
Their 1978 single captured the teenage familial perspective.
60 Years Ago: The Rolling Stones Release Their First Single
The band's debut single was both auspicious and inauspicious in one fell swoop.
The Cars’ Genre-Defying Self-Titled Debut: Track-by-Track
It boasted new-wave cool and album-rock oomph – and that's not all.
Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town': Track-by-Track
His multiplatinum-selling fourth album was a stylistic game-changer.
40 Years Ago: David Bowie Reclaims ‘China Girl’ for Himself
Co-writer Iggy Pop had already released a widely ignored earlier version.
45 Years Ago: The Cars Rev Into High Gear on ‘Just What I Needed’
Debut single became one of the band's defining hits.