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.
David Draiman Discusses Disturbed’s Return, ‘Immortalized’ + The State of Rock [Exclusive]
In this exclusive video interview, David Draiman talks about Disturbed's return, the 'Immortalized' album and his thoughts on the state of rock.
Three Hurt After Ceiling Collapse at Theory of a Deadman Concert in Minneapolis
A scary incident happened last night (Aug. 12) during Theory of a Deadman's show at the club First Avenue in Minneapolis.
Shinedown Announce New Album ‘Threat to Survival’
After releasing the single 'Cut the Cord' earlier this summer, Shinedown have finally revealed details of their upcoming album.
Slipknot Bassist Rushed to Hospital in Middle of Connecticut Show [Updated]
Slipknot's new bassist Alessandro "Alex" Venturella suffered an undisclosed medical emergency in the middle of Slipknot's set in Hartford, Conn., last night.
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Reveals He Had Two Cancerous Tumors
Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson is now cancer free, but his battle was bigger than first reported.
Disturbed Return With New Song ‘The Vengeful One,’ Announce New Album ‘Immortalized’
Disturbed have just unleashed a new single called 'The Vengeful One' and have announced their sixth studio album, 'Immortalized,' due out Aug. 21.
Def Leppard / Dio Guitarist Vivian Campbell: ‘My Cancer Has Returned’
Discouraging news to report, as Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has revealed that his cancer has returned.
Man Dies After Fall at Chevelle Concert
Horrible news out of Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, as a man died while making his way onto a catwalk at a Chevelle concert at the Aragon Ballroom.
Creed’s Scott Stapp: I Have Bipolar Disorder and ‘Was Out of My Mind’ During Meltdown
Following his public meltdown late last year, Creed singer Scott Stapp reveals that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and is getting his life back on track.
Scott Ian Talks Tenacious D’s Grammy Win + Anthrax’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Mixtape Track
Scott Ian talks about Anthrax's recent Grammy loss in the Best Metal Performance category to comedy duo Tenacious D.
Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts Guitarist Jeremy Brown Dies
Shocking news to report as Jeremy Brown, guitarist for Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, has passed away.
Papa Roach Talk ‘F.E.A.R.’ Album + Evolving Sound
Papa Roach unleashed their latest album, F.E.A.R., in January, and the entire band recently stopped by Loudwire headquarters to discuss the disc.