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.
Dave Mustaine Releases Full Statement on Nick Menza’s Death, Promises Benefit Concert
Dave Mustaine woke up to the shocking news this morning that his former Megadeth bandmate Nick Menza had collapsed and died at a gig on Saturday night.
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Tells a Backstage Marilyn Manson Underwear Story
Slipknot's Corey Taylor tells a backstage story about Marilyn Manson and his tighty whities.
Corey Taylor: Ozzy Osbourne ‘Made My Life’ the First Time I Met Him
As Corey Taylor recalls, it was Ozzfest '99 and Slipknot were on the bill thanks to Ozzy's son Jack, who championed the band.
Lita Ford and Lzzy Hale Team Up for ‘Cherry Bomb’ and ‘Close My Eyes Forever’ in NYC
It was a special night last night (April 27) at New York City's Webster Hall, where Halestorm, Lita Ford and Dorothy played a show on their current U.S tour.
Axl Rose Confirmed to Sing for AC/DC on Remaining 2016 Tour Dates
It's official! Axl Rose will indeed sing for AC/DC when they play their upcoming European shows and make up their postponed U.S. dates.
Dave Grohl To Perform at 2016 Oscars
Dave Grohl will give a 'special performance' at the Oscars. The Foo Fighters frontman is one of several new celebrities added to the Oscar lineup.
Metallica Reissuing ‘Kill ‘Em All’ and ‘Ride the Lightning’ With Bonus Tracks + More
Awesome news for fans of old-school Metallica! The legendary metal band is reissuing its first two albums, 'Kill 'Em All' and 'Ride the Lightning,' on Record Store Day (April 15).
Black Sabbath Postpone Shows as Ozzy Osbourne Battles Extreme Sinusitis [Updated]
Black Sabbath fans in Edmonton and Calgary will have to wait a bit longer to see the heavy metal legends on their final tour.
Philip Anselmo Issues Video Apology After Making Offensive Gesture and Exclamation at Dime…
After being called out by members of the metal community, Philip Anselmo has issued a video apology for his highly controversial actions.
Jefferson Airplane / Jefferson Starship Founder Paul Kantner Dies at 74
Sadly, another classic rock legend has passed away. Paul Kantner, the founding guitarist of Jefferson Airplane and its spinoff band Jefferson Starship, died Thursday, Jan. 28.
Rock Legend David Bowie Dies at 69
Absolutely shocking and sad news to report, as rock legend David Bowie has passed away at the age of 69. The music icon died Jan. 10 after an 18 month battle with cancer that had not been previously revealed.
Deep Purple, Cheap Trick + More Among 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced, and legendary rockers Deep Purple have finally made the cut, along with Cheap Trick and more.