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.
Iron Maiden Manager on Bruce Dickinson: ‘He’s Had a Long Period of Considerable Pain’
Iron Maiden's manager Ron Smallwood has issued a lengthy update on Bruce Dickinson's condition, revealing that the singer has experienced a "long period of considerable pain and discomfort."
Drummer David Silveria Sues Korn
According to TMZ, founding Korn drummer David Silveria is suing his former band, claiming his 2006 departure from the group was merely a hiatus.
Video Emerges of Puddle of Mudd Singer Wes Scantlin’s Joyride on Airport Baggage Carousel
Last month, we reported that Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin was busted for taking a joyride on an oversize baggage carousel at Denver International Airport. Now, surveillance video of the rocker's airport antics have emerged.
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Undergoes Treatment for Cancerous Tumor
Startling news from Iron Maiden today (Feb. 19), as it has been revealed that singer Bruce Dickinson has undergone a seven-week treatment for a cancerous tumor.
2015 Loudwire Music Festival Lineup: Rob Zombie, Weezer, ADTR, Halestorm + Hinder Join Lin…
After announcing Linkin Park as one of the headliners of the 2015 Loudwire Music Festival, we're proud to unveil a new wave of bands who have joined the bill.
Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Arrested Following Bar Brawl
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler apparently got into some fisticuffs at a bar in Death Valley, Calif., on Tuesday night.
AC/DC Confirmed To Rock 2015 Grammy Awards
After a rumor floated around a couple of weeks ago that AC/DC would be performing at this year's Grammy Awards, that news has now officially been confirmed.
Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi: ‘I Could Be Here Another 10 Years or Just One Year’
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi opens up about his cancer battle in a candid new interview.
Hero Cop Who Gunned Down Dimebag’s Killer Left Police Force After Suffering Stress Disorde…
Dec. 8, 2004, will forever live in infamy as the day the metal world lost Dimebag Darrell of Pantera and Damageplan fame.
Troubled Creed Singer Scott Stapp Posts Two New Public Video Statements
Two more video statements have been posted by troubled Creed singer Scott Stapp.
Divorce Papers Filed by Scott Stapp’s Wife Claim Drug Use, Bizarre Texts + More
It appears that Scott Stapp's bizarre video testimonial is in response to recent divorce papers filed by his wife Jaclyn.
Marilyn Manson’s New Album ‘The Pale Emperor’ To Arrive in January
Marilyn Manson fans, rejoice! The title, track list and apparent artwork of the Antichrist Superstar's upcoming album have been unveiled.