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: Def Leppard’s Hysteria Tour Hits the United States
Performing in the round on a state-of-the-art stage was an exciting way to deliver both new and old material.
How the Beatles Inspired Billy Joel’s ‘The Nylon Curtain’
He explored new levels of sonic sophistication on his 1982 album.
Billy Idol, ‘The Cage EP': Album Review
Four-song EP recalls rebel yeller's glory days.
40 Years Ago: Billy Joel Escapes Writer’s Block With ‘Pressure’
A secretary's comment helped spark his seventh Top 20 single.
Could Journey’s Concert for Legends Gig Lead to the Super Bowl?
Jonathan Cain hopes appearance at the Pro Football Hall of Fame's induction ceremony opens doors.
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.
Jonathan Cain Reveals How ‘Escape’ Influenced Journey’s New Album
Keyboardist tells UCR how the band borrowed from its past for first album in 11 years.
Alan Parsons, ‘From the New World': Album Review
Studio legend lines up friends and associates for sixth solo album.
How Age Forces Rock Singers to Adjust: ‘It Happens to All of Us’
Billy Joel, Roger Daltrey and Ann Wilson open up about challenges of preserving their instruments.
Watch Billy Joel and Joe Elliott Perform ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’
A scheduling coincidence allowed the rock stars to team up for a third time.