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.


Exclusive Video Premiere: Watch Flyleaf's 'Set Me on Fire'

Kristen May has been a comfortable fit for Flyleaf since she joined the hard rock outfit in place of original singer Lacey Sturm in October of 2012. But the quintet felt it was important that its first video with May -- for "Set Me on Fire," the first single from the forthcoming 'Between the Stars' album -- be a fairly straightforward performance clip.
Avenged Sevenfold's Zacky Vengeance Talks 'Waking the Fallen' Reissue

Avenged Sevenfold's Zacky Vengeance Talks 'Waking the Fallen' Reissue

Avenged Sevenfold's Zacky Vengeance promises, with a laugh, that it wasn't bad math that led to "Waking The Fallen: Resurrected," a deluxe reissue of the group's breakthrough 2003 sophomore album, coming out 11 years later rather than in time for its 10th anniversary.
Jimmy Buffett performs as a special guest of Allen Toussaint during the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Jimmy Buffett Launches Margaritaville TV

Jimmy Buffett has found a new way to feed the Parrotheads this year: Margaritaville TV. The new online channel streams select Buffett concerts live and, Buffett tells Billboard, has netted about 10,000 viewers for each of its seven broadcasts so far, with the next due Friday (July 25) from Detroit.
Weird Al Yankovic

Why 'Weird Al' Yankovic Means Big Business

"Weird Al" equals big business. The comedian’s latest album, Mandatory Fun, which tops the Aug. 2 Billboard 200, is his 15th chart entry in a career that spans 30 years of parodies -- and his first No. 1.