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.
Judas Priest Talk Coincidences and Camaraderie With Black Sabbath
Judas Priest talk about a few similarities between their upcoming album and Black Sabbath's latest album, as well as the bond the bands share.
Tom Keifer Talks Solo Album ‘The Way Life Goes,’ Cinderella and More
Check out Loudwire's interview with Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer, who talks about his solo album and much more.
Judas Priest Discuss ‘Redeemer of Souls’ Songs ‘March of the Damned’ and ‘Crossfire’
Judas Priest are set to unleash their new album 'Redeemer of Souls' on July 8, and we had the privilege of interviewing the band prior to the disc's release.
Korn Unleash New Song ‘Hater’
Korn have released a brand-new song called 'Hater' that appears on the upcoming expanded reissue of the band's 2013 album 'The Paradigm Shift.'
Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Offers Update on Condition of His Private Parts
We're happy to report that the Lamb of God frontman is 100 percent recovered!
Kid Band’s Weezer Performance Comes ‘Undone’
We often make it a point on Loudwire to highlight great rock or metal performances by kids, but here's one that recently came 'Undone.'
Godsmack and Seether Lead Lineup for 2014 Uproar Festival Tour
The lineup for the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival tour has been announced and it features Godsmack, Seether, Skillet, Buckcherry and more.
Godsmack Unleash New Single ‘1000hp’
After teasing a snippet of the song last week, Godsmack have now unveiled their new single in its entirety. The tune, '1000hp,' also serves as the title track to the band's upcoming album.
Exodus Part Ways With Singer Rob Dukes, Welcome Back Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza as Frontman
Legendary thrash metal act Exodus have announced a major lineup change. The band is parting ways with vocalist Rob Dukes and welcoming back its classic frontman Steve 'Zetro' Souza.
Staind’s Aaron Lewis Unleashes Profanity-Laced Tirade Against ‘A–hole’ Concertgoers
Staind frontman Aaron Lewis delivered an onstage rant for the ages against a group of unruly concertgoers at Rockfest in Kansas City.
Red Fang Talk ‘Blood Like Cream’ Video, Drinking Zima, Legalized Marijuana, Next Album + M…
The guys in Red Fang recently stopped by Loudwire headquarters to discuss an eclectic variety of topics, and they cracked us up with their quick wit and quirky answers.
Ace Frehley on Current KISS Lineup: ‘I Definitely Blow Tommy Thayer Off the Stage’
In a new interview, Ace Frehley claims that KISS were afraid he'd "blow Tommy Thayer off the stage" with his guitar skills.