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.
35 Years Ago: Billy Joel Makes History With Soviet Union Shows
"You never could have told me I'd be playing rock 'n' roll in Russia," the Piano Man marveled.
When Bill Murray Mistakenly Announced ‘World War III’ on ‘SNL’
40 years ago, the comedian earnestly announced that USSR had invaded Poland. Except it didn't happen.
When the Beatles Began to Fracture on ‘Hello, Goodbye’
Paul McCartney-penned song became band's 15th No. 1 hit in the U.S.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra ‘Chomping at the Bit’ Ahead of 2021 Tour
Celebrated Christmas rockers will hit the road beginning in November.
Rolling Stones Shows Will Still Have Charlie Watts’ Stamp on Them
Band's longtime production director says there "is always a piece of Charlie in the show."
10 Classic Rock Acts That Benefited From MTV’s Launch
Some of music's biggest artists were smart to embrace the network when it began.