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.
Steve Lukather, ‘Bridges': Album Review
Toto guitarist holds the line on ninth solo LP.
45 Years Ago: Cheap Trick’s ‘Surrender’ Offers Wise Teen Advice
Their 1978 single captured the teenage familial perspective.
45 Years Ago: Tom Petty Gets Nasty on ‘I Need to Know’
First single from the band's second album packed a punch.
Rolling Stones, ‘Some Girls': Retro Album Review
Mick Jagger and band return to form after rare, extended slump.
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.
Tina Turner Discusses Longevity, U2 and Her ‘Precious Legs': Classic Interview
Legendary singer examined various parts of her career in a conversation from 1997.