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.
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.
Top 10 Tina Turner Songs
Most of these songs were written by others, but Turner made them her own.
Top 10 Tina Turner Collaborations
The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll joined forces with many artists over the course of her career.
Tina Turner Discusses Longevity, U2 and Her ‘Precious Legs': Classic Interview
Legendary singer examined various parts of her career in a conversation from 1997.
Joe Perry, ‘Sweetzerland Manifesto MKII': Album Review
Aerosmith guitarist's sequel to 2018 LP is more of the same.
How Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Prove It All Night’ Was Reborn Onstage
Once a four-minute single, the song tripled to epic lengths in concert.