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.
Foo Fighters Frontman Dave Grohl Welcomes Third Daughter, Loses His Father
This month has brought both wonderful and tragic events to Dave Grohl and his family.
Seether Perform Acoustic Rendition of ‘Broken’ – Exclusive Video
Seether stopped by the Loudwire studio and performed their monster hit 'Broken.' Watch the performance here.
Evanescence’s Amy Lee Gives Birth to Baby Boy
A big congratulations to Evanescence singer Amy Lee, who gave birth to a baby boy on Monday (July 28).
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Recalls Phone Conversation With Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain
We had the opportunity to ask Weird Al about his phone conversation with Kurt Cobain when he was seeking permission to spoof Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.'
Metal Youngsters Unlocking the Truth Ink Major Deal With Sony Records
Last year, Unlocking the Truth were playing the streets of New York City. A year later, the youngsters have just signed a major record deal with Sony.
Judas Priest Celebrate ‘Redeemer of Souls’ Release With Revved Up Entrance Into NYC Album …
Judas Priest marked the release of their stellar new album 'Redeemer of Souls' with a grand entrance into the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City's Times Square.
Faith No More Perform New Songs at London and Poland Gigs
Faith No More performed their first new material in more than 15 years at gigs in London and Poland.
Pink Floyd to Release First Album in 20 Years
It appears that legendary rockers Pink Floyd are set to unleash their first album in 20 years. The disc will be titled 'Endless River.'
Slipknot Announce 2014 U.S. Knotfest Featuring Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat + …
Slipknot have just announced that they're bringing Knotfest back to the States for an extravaganza set to take place Oct. 24-26 in San Bernardino, Calif.
Black Sabbath Play Final Scheduled 2014 Show as Tony Iommi Vows Band Will Tour Again
Black Sabbath played their final scheduled show of 2014, which was rumored to be their last ever gig, but Tony Iommi has vowed the band will tour again.
Cinderella Frontman Tom Keifer Reminisces About ‘Pat’s Chili Dogs’ Commercial
When you're a band looking for a big break, you'll take what you can get. But one of Cinderella's early decisions has come back to haunt them thanks to the Internet.
Metallica Take on the Haters at Glastonbury Gig With Explosive Set, Expressive T-Shirt + M…
Metallica responded to all the weeks of backlash leading up to their headlining set at Glastonbury fest in England in a very clever and explosive way.