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.
Murder-for-Hire Charges Against AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Have Been Dropped
The shocking murder-for-hire charges against AC/DC's Phil Rudd have now been dropped due to "insufficient evidence."
AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Charged With ‘Attempting to Procure a Murder’
Absolutely shocking news coming out of New Zealand, where AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is being charged with attempting to procure a murder.
Saving Abel, ‘Blood Stained Revolution’ – Exclusive Video Premiere
Just in time for Halloween, Saving Abel are premiering their video for 'Blood Stained Revolution' right here at Loudwire.
Slipknot Stream New Album ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’
Listen to Slipknot's new disc in its entirety before it's released on Oct. 21.
Hellyeah on the Meaning of New Single ‘Moth’
'Moth' is one of the standout cuts on Hellyeah's 'Blood for Blood' album, and we asked them all about the tune when they recently stopped by our studio.
Joe Hahn Discusses Linkin Park’s Contributions to ‘Mall’ Soundtrack
Linkin Park DJ Joe Hahn's feature-length directorial debut, 'Mall,' is set to hit theaters and digital outlets on Oct. 17.
Vincent D’Onofrio + Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn Discuss Their New Movie ‘Mall’
Joe Hahn has directed the independent film 'Mall,' which stars actor Vincent D'Onofrio, who also co-wrote the script.
Staind’s Aaron Lewis Survives Plane Scare
A scary moment occurred for Staind singer Aaron Lewis when a private charter jet he was a passenger on Saturday (Sept. 20) veered off the taxiway.
Black Veil Brides Preview New Album and Unveil Cover Art + Track List at NYC Listening Par…
Black Veil Brides invited about 20 or so lucky fans, as well as select members of the media, to listen to their new album at the Universal Records studio in New York City.
Survivor Singer Jimi Jamison Dead at 63
Jimi Jamison, who was the singer of the rock band Survivor in the '80s and twice again in the 2000s, died at the age of 63 following a heart attack on Sunday (Aug. 31).
Theory of a Deadman Talk About Teaming Up With Alice Cooper on ‘Savages’
Theory of a Deadman recently stopped by the Loudwire studio to discuss their new album, 'Savages,' and we had to ask them about working with the legendary Alice Cooper on the disc's title track.
Slipknot Unleash New Single ‘The Devil in I’
After returning with the song 'The Negative One' a few weeks ago, Slipknot have now unleashed 'The Devil in I,' the official first single from their forthcoming fifth album.