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Knowles knows how to put on a show

DULUTH, Minn., June 12 (UPI) -- Beyonce Knowles confesses that she's spent a bit more time rehearsing for her upcoming pay-per-view concert than her group, the multi-platinum pop/R&B trio Dest
GARY GRAFF

Steely Dan back with "Everything Must Go"

For Steely Dan, winning some Grammy awards three years ago was good for a shout-out from comedian Chris Rock on the street one day, but not much else.
GARY GRAFF, United Press International

American Idols winners hit the airwaves

The second season is in the history books, but the "American Idol" crew is anything but idle these days.
GARY GRAFF, United Press International

Feature: Foo Fighters area 'fluke'

To Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters are "a fluke." But in rock 'n' roll, not many flukes can boast three platinum albums, a fourth headed that way and more radio hits than many longer-lived groups have enjoyed.
GARY GRAFF

Led Zepplin's whole lotta love

Led Zeppelin may experience a whole lotta love for the group's new DVD and live album projects, but guitarist Jimmy Page cautions fans against getting their hopes up for a reunion of the legendary hard rock band.
GARY GRAFF

Detroit's Electronic Music Festival

DETROIT, May 22 (UPI) -- With a new name and a new attitude, the world's largest free electronic music festival is set to take place again during Memorial Day Weekend in downtown Detroit. Movement: Detroit's Electronic Music Festival launches on Saturday.
GARY GRAFF

Holland-Dozier: Motown's chart-toppers

DETROIT, May 12 (UPI) -- Lamont Dozier recalls that he and partners Brian and Eddie Holland were "sort of ignored" in the early days of Motown. Then, the trio wrote and produced "Come and Get These Memories," a Top 30 hit for Martha & the Vandellas in 1963.
GARY GRAFF

Weird Al Yankovic does Eminem

DETROIT, May 9 (UPI) -- Eminem's manager had good news and bad news for Weird Al Yankovic. The good news is that the rap superstar granted Yankovic -- who specializes in pop song parodies -- permission to satirize "Lose Yourself," Eminem's Oscar-winning hit from the 2002 film
GARY GRAFF

Feature: Fleetwood Mac on the road

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 8 (UPI) -- Mick Fleetwood declared that "We're back!," and the crowd at Ohio State University's True Value Arena here on Wednesday night greeted that as good news after Fleetwood Mac opened its first concert tour since 1997.
GARY GRAFF

Hip-hop's biggest summit headed to Detroit

DETROIT, April 23 (UPI) -- The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network has done some big things since forming in the summer of 2001.
GARY GRAFF

Feature: Jessica Andrews

DETROIT, April 16 (UPI) -- With a nod to Britney Spears, Jessica Andrews really knows what it's like to be not a girl, not yet a woman.
GARY GRAFF

Fleetwood Mac reinventing itself

DETROIT, April 14 (UPI) -- The way Lindsey Buckingham tells it, circumstances rather than planning led to Fleetwood Mac's new album, "Say You Will." "It was an epic effort -- what can I say?" notes the singer and guitarist.
GARY GRAFF

Feature: Godsmack

DETROIT, April 7 (UPI) -- Godsmack frontman Sully Erna loves his native Boston. But the heavy metal singer says the bitter temperatures and heavy snows of the past winter left him with a
GARY GRAFF

Pearl Jam kicks of North American tour

DETROIT, March 31 (UPI) -- Pearl Jam fans like it when the Seattle rock band plays live. They like it even better when they can keep hearing the shows.
GARY GRAFF

R.E.M. to kick off 6-week tour

DETROIT, March 28 (UPI) -- A desire to "get the name back out there" has led the Grammy-winning modern rock group R.E.M. to set a six-week North American tour that will commence on Sept.
GARY GRAFF
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Gary Graff (born 1960) is an American music journalist and author.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Graff attended Taylor Allderdice High School where he wrote for school newspaper The Taylor Allderdice Foreword. He received his Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri. He wrote for the Detroit Free Press from 1982 until 1995 when there was a strike at the Detroit Free Press. Graff refused to cross the picket line and subsequently lost his job. Graff has contributed to publications including The New York Times, Billboard, The Boston Globe and San Francisco Chronicle. In 2005, Graff published The Ties That Bind: Bruce Springsteen A to E to Z. One reviewer said that the book "comes close to being the definitive study" on Bruce Springsteen. He is also the founding editor of the MusicHound Essential Album Guide series. He now lives in Detroit, Michigan with his wife and family.

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