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.


Foreigner's 'I Want to Know What Love Is' Live, From 'Best Of' Album: Exclusive Premiere

Even celebrating its biggest album, Foreigner will not leave its biggest song behind. On Dec. 16, the group releases a new live set, The Best of Foreigner 4 & More -- focusing, as the title suggests, on its six-times platinum 1981 release and only No. 1 entry on the Billboard 200. But the album also includes a smattering of other Foreigner favorites, including the epic "I Want to Know What Love Is," the chart-topping, platinum smash that celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Joe Perry

Joe Perry Christmas Video Premiere: Watch 'Run Run Rudolph,' with Guitar from Johnny Depp

There was a time we might have expected an Aerosmith Christmas celebration to involve tossing Santa from the sleigh and stealing all the presents. But Joe Perry says that he's long wanted to record some holiday songs with the group. Watch the video for his rendition of Chuck Berry's "Run Run Rudolph," premiering exclusively on

2015 Rise Above Fest: Seether Recruits Godsmack, Slash, Papa Roach for Suicide Awareness

After exponential growth between its first and second editions, Seether has recruited Godsmack, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Papa Roach and others to be part of its third Rise Above Fest, to raise awareness of and money for suicide prevention via SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education).