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Spencer Kaufman is the Editor-in-Chief of Loudwire. He grew up playing stickball and basketball in Brooklyn, N.Y., before graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Communication Arts. He has been a professional music journalist for more than a decade in New York City. He digs punk, hardcore and industrial music, and fondly remembers the time Iggy Pop landed on him after a stage dive. His favorite movie is 'Taxi Driver' and he once played in a fictional college band called the Raging De Niros.
Metallica with Mariano Rivera
Metallica's 1991 hit "Sandman" was the theme music for New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera. (Getty Images)

Metallica Rock ‘Enter Sandman’ for Mariano Rivera During Yankee Stadium Ceremony

The day after rocking New York City's famed Apollo Theater, Metallica made their way to another historic Big Apple venue when they showed up Sunday (Sept. 22) at Yankee Stadium to rock 'Enter Sandman' in

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Kathy Flynn,

Disturbed / Device Singer David Draiman and Wife Welcome Baby Boy Into the World

Congratulations to Disturbed / Device singer David Draiman and his lovely wife Lena on the birth of their baby boy, Samuel Bear Isamu Draiman! The little rocker entered the world at 12:58AM on Thursday (Sept. 12)! See a picture of the cute kid below.

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Five Finger Death Punch
Prospect Park

Five Finger Death Punch: ‘Wrong Side of Heaven Vol. 2′ Release Date + New Single ‘Battleborn’

Five Finger Death Punch fans waiting for the second portion of the band's two-part album release 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell' now know when they can expect 'Volume 2.' That disc will see the light of day on Nov. 19.

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Ozzy and Jack Osbourne
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Ozzy Osbourne’s Son Jack Osbourne To Compete on ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Will we be seeing a waltz to Black Sabbath's 'God Is Dead?' on ABC's 'Dancing With the Stars' this season? That could be the case, as Ozzy Osbourne's son Jack has signed on to be one of the celebrity competitors on the show.

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Korn Unveil Lineup for 2013 Family Values Festival

Last week, Korn excited fans with a short video teaser announcing that they were resurrecting 'Family Values' as a one-night-only festival. While the teaser featured bands like Rammstein, Stone Sour and Deftones, it turns out that those acts were just a celebration of past Family Values tours. Now, Korn have revealed the actual lineup for the 2013 Family Values Festival.

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Metallica / Mariano Rivera
Theo Wargo, Getty Images / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Will Metallica Rock ‘Enter Sandman’ During Mariano Rivera’s Retirement Celebration?

For nearly 20 years, New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera has been mowing down opposing batters en route to becoming the greatest closer of all time. And throughout the majority of his career, his entry to the mound has been powered by Metallica's 'Enter Sandman.'

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Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Motorhead Cut Wacken Festival Set Short as Lemmy Kilmister Suffers Health Setback

Legendary Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister apparently suffered another health setback during the band's set at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany tonight (Aug. 2). While no specific announcement was made, the band cut its set short after playing only six songs.

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