Gary Graff

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist based in Detroit. In addition to Billboard,, and, he also writes regularly for the New York Times Features Syndicate, Journal Register Newspapers, Revolver, Music Connection, United Stations Radio Networks and more, and for radio stations in Detroit and Milwaukee. He has written books about Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, rock 'n' roll myths and other subjects.

We Came As Romans

We Came As Romans Premieres New Single 'Tear It Down': Exclusive

Rolling into its forthcoming self-titled fourth album, We Came As Romans figured they knew what they were doing -- especially after 2013's 'Tracing Back Roots' debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Independent Albums chart.
Toby Keith

Toby Keith Wants You to Remember He Invented Country-Rap Back in 1998

With two of its songs -- 'Drunk Americans' and the title track -- already out as singles, Toby Keith is looking forward to the fall arrival of his 18th studio album, '35 MPH Town.' But even though he says "we've got it done," Keith is reserving the right to make some changes between now and its planned October release.

Rush Art Director Hugh Syme on the Stories Behind the Band's Iconic Album Covers and His New Book 'Art of Rush': Exclusive

Forty years ago, Hugh Syme designed his first album package for Rush, 1975's Caress of Steel. That began what he happily calls "a life sentence," designing every Rush release -- studio, live albums, compilations, videos -- since along with ancillary merchandise, backstage passes and more. With Rush out on the road continuing to celebrate its own 40th anniversary, Syme --a onetime keyboardist for the Ian Thomas Band who's also designed for Aerosmith, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Whitesenake, Def Leppard Tiles and others -- has complied his work into a bench-pressable new book 'The Art of Rush: Serving a Life Sentence.'