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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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Verdict: Lamb of God Frontman Randy Blythe Ruled Not Guilty in Manslaughter Trial

Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe was acquitted of manslaughter charges in the Czech Republic when a not guilty verdict was handed down today (March 5). After spending five weeks in a a Czech prison this past summer and standing trial over two sessions this winter, Blythe is a free man.

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David Draiman’s Device: First Single ‘Vilify’ Leaks

In this day and age in the music industry, it's hard for bands to keep songs under wraps before their official release. Disturbed singer David Draiman's new band Device are no exception, with the first single 'Vilify' off their self-titled debut hitting YouTube today (Feb. 17). Listen below.

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Lamb of God Vocalist Randy Blythe’s Manslaughter Trial Begins in Czech Republic

Randy Blythe has traveled back to the Czech Republic, where his trial on manslaughter charges began today (Feb. 4). Before entering the courtroom, the Lamb of God vocalist posted a photo of himself with a new short haircut and dressed in a suit and tie (seen to the left), with a message to his fans:

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Man Arrested After Breaking Into Frances Bean Cobain’s Los Angeles Home

Despite being the child of one of rock's most famous frontmen, Frances Bean Cobain has managed to maintain a relatively low profile. However, the late Kurt Cobain's 20-year-old daughter seems to pop into headlines every once in a while for reasons of which she has no control.

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Phil Anselmo Open to Pantera Tour Featuring Zakk Wylde Filling in for Late Dimebag Darrell

Throughout the past year, the surviving members of Pantera have commented on the possibility of Zakk Wylde filling in for the late Dimebag Darrell if the band were ever to reunite. While it's all been speculation thus far, singer Phil Anselmo now reveals that he recently discussed the topic with Wylde himself.

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Green Day Deliver Marathon Set During Energetic New York City Club Show

Green Day stormed into New York City's Irving Plaza for an intimate club show on Saturday night (Sept. 15) in celebration of their upcoming release '¡Uno!' and their involvement with Nokia's new music streaming service. And the fans lucky enough to be in attendance were treated to a two-and-a-half-hour marathon set that spanned the band's entire career.

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Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin Claims He Was Wrongfully Arrested in Airplane Incident

As reported recently, Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin was arrested on Sept. 4 after an alleged altercation with a Jet Blue flight attendant forced a plane scheduled to fly from Boston to Los Angeles to divert by landing at in Austin, Texas, instead. Now, the musician not only claims that he was wrongfully arrested, but that cops roughed him up in the process.

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