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.
Papa Roach Talk ‘F.E.A.R.’ Album + Evolving Sound
Papa Roach unleashed their latest album, F.E.A.R., in January, and the entire band recently stopped by Loudwire headquarters to discuss the disc.
Pantera Camp Condemns Desecration of Dimebag’s Grave [Updated]
A post on Pantera's Facebook page condemns a despicable act by a band who desecrated Dimebag Darrell's grave.
Drummer David Silveria Sues Korn
According to TMZ, founding Korn drummer David Silveria is suing his former band, claiming his 2006 departure from the group was merely a hiatus.
Video Emerges of Puddle of Mudd Singer Wes Scantlin’s Joyride on Airport Baggage Carousel
Last month, we reported that Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin was busted for taking a joyride on an oversize baggage carousel at Denver International Airport. Now, surveillance video of the rocker's airport antics have emerged.
Killswitch Engage Guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz Wins Big on ‘The Price Is Right’
Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz was a contestant on 'The Price Is Right' today, and he made a killing!
2015 Loudwire Music Festival Lineup: Rob Zombie, Weezer, ADTR, Halestorm + Hinder Join Lin…
After announcing Linkin Park as one of the headliners of the 2015 Loudwire Music Festival, we're proud to unveil a new wave of bands who have joined the bill.
Teenage Time Killer Featuring Dave Grohl, Corey Taylor + Randy Blythe Inks Record Deal
Teenage Time Killer, the project first reported in 2013 that features contributions from Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, has inked a deal with Rise Records to release an album in 2015.
Green Day, Lou Reed + Joan Jett Among 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
A big congratulations to Green Day, who have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lou Reed and others.
Scott Stapp Denies Allegations as Secret Service Investigates Creed Singer
The Secret Service is investigating Creed singer Scott Stapp, who denies recent claims made about him.
911 Tape Emerges: Relatives Claim Scott Stapp Was on Mission to ‘Assassinate’ President Ob…
TMZ has released a 911 call from last month in which Scott Stapp's wife Jaclyn and sister-in-law call into the Sheriff's office.
Hero Cop Who Gunned Down Dimebag’s Killer Left Police Force After Suffering Stress Disorde…
Dec. 8, 2004, will forever live in infamy as the day the metal world lost Dimebag Darrell of Pantera and Damageplan fame.
Slayer and Crew Rescue Freezing Little Kitten
Prior to their show in Indianapolis a couple nights ago, the Slayer crew helped find a kitten a new home.