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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.
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Deftones Pay Tribute To Late Bassist Chi Cheng With Never-Before-Released Track ‘Smile’

One year ago today (April 13), Deftones said goodbye to bassist Chi Cheng, who passed away after a 2008 car accident left him mostly in a coma for four and a half years. On the one year anniversary of his passing, frontman Chino Moreno has posted the unreleased song 'Smile' from Deftones' shelved album 'Eros.'

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Nirvana Members Perform at Small Brooklyn Club Following Rock Hall of Fame Ceremony

Those in attendance at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony at the Barclays Center arena last night were certainly treated to a nice surprise when the surviving members of Nirvana performed with various female singers to close out the event. But an even bigger thrill came for those lucky enough to make it into a tiny Brooklyn bar for an after-party where the Nirvana members performed a full set!

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Metallica Debut New Song ‘The Lords of Summer’ at 2014 Tour Kickoff in Bogota, Colombia

As promised, Metallica debuted a brand-new song 'The Lords of Summer' during their 2014 tour kickoff in Bogota, Colombia. The metal legends rocked the tune in the midst of their set at their concert on Sunday night (March 16).

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Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden Join Forces for 2014 North American Summer Tour

Two of rock's biggest bands -- Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden -- have announced that they're teaming up for a co-headlining 2014 North American summer tour! The trek kicks off July 19 in Las Vegas and runs through an Aug. 25 gig in Los Angeles.

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Disturbed / Device Singer David Draiman and Wife Welcome Baby Boy Into the World

Congratulations to Disturbed / Device singer David Draiman and his lovely wife Lena on the birth of their baby boy, Samuel Bear Isamu Draiman! The little rocker entered the world at 12:58AM on Thursday (Sept. 12)! See a picture of the cute kid below.

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Falling in Reverse Announce Intimate and Interactive Fall 2013 U.S. Tour

Want to catch Falling in Reverse this fall? Better yet, would you like to meet the band? Frontman Ronnie Radke and company have just announced a unique tour that will allow every ticket buyer to meet and interact with the band.

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Five Finger Death Punch: ‘Wrong Side of Heaven Vol. 2′ Release Date + New Single ‘Battleborn’

Five Finger Death Punch fans waiting for the second portion of the band's two-part album release 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell' now know when they can expect 'Volume 2.' That disc will see the light of day on Nov. 19.

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