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.
25 Years Ago: Page and Plant Soar Together Again With ‘Most High’
Nearly 20 years after Led Zeppelin's breakup, the duo again made sparks fly.
Kiss’ ‘Beth’ History Disputed by ‘Spinning Gold’ Director
He claims Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have "systematically written the history they want" for the song.
Led Zeppelin’s ‘Houses of the Holy': The Story Behind Every Song
The band demonstrated unprecedented range on its fifth album.
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.
The Live Album Becomes an Art Form: 20 Classics From 1972
With classic concert recordings by the Band, Aretha Franklin, Neil Diamond and Deep Purple, the format came into its own.
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.
25 Years Ago: Van Halen ‘III’-era Gets Off to Fast Start With ‘Without You’
Lead single actually became just the second ever to debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
55 Years Ago: David Gilmour’s Arrival Transforms Pink Floyd
David Gilmour's addition to the Pink Floyd lineup in February 1968 had been a gradual – then very quick – process.
Journey’s Ongoing Feud Might Trace Back to 2017 White House Visit
Guitarist Neal Schon recalled "tremendous turmoil coming from every angle, especially towards me."