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.
Led Zeppelin’s ‘Houses of the Holy': The Story Behind Every Song
The band demonstrated unprecedented range on its fifth album.
Billy Joel Saxophonist Mark Rivera on the Life of a Sideman
Multi-instrumentalist dishes on playing with Ringo Starr, Foreigner and Hall and Oates in new book 'Sideman: In Pursuit of the Next Gig.'
How Blood, Sweat and Tears Were Blackmailed Into a Disastrous Tour
Co-founder Bobby Colomby and director John Scheinfeld discuss new film about career-turning trek behind Iron Curtain.
Kansas Albums Ranked Worst to Best
It's been a dramatic half-century for the American progressive rock heroes.
The Secret to Gary Rossington’s Resilience
Late Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist played with the band for close to 60 years.
How Deep Purple Took on Hard Times With ‘Woman From Tokyo’
"We had burned out," keyboardist Jon Lord admitted, but the band pressed on.
How Journey Took Flight With ‘Wheel in the Sky’
Band's first charting single was inspired by a poem by bassist Ross Valory's wife.
50 Pink Floyd ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ Facts You Need to Know
The 1973 masterpiece remains a generational rite of passage.
Songs That Are Best Known for Their Live Versions
Stage performance energy connected with audiences and gave these tracks new life.
15 Years Ago: Arnel Pineda Overcomes Nerves for His First Journey Concert
Singer was discovered by guitarist Neal Schon 10 months earlier on YouTube.