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.
Jared Leto Honors Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell at MTV Video Music Awards
During the MTV Video Music Awards, Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto took the stage to pay tribute to Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.
Munky: I’ll Love Deftones Whether They Tour With Korn or Not
In an interview with in with Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez, Munky reacts to Chino Moreno saying he didn't want Deftones to tour with Korn.
Corey Taylor Back to Headbanging a Year After Surgery; Offers Timeline for Slipknot Return
Corey Taylor offers an update on his health a year after undergoing spinal surgery, and also outlines a timeline for Slipknot's return following Stone Sour's promotion of 'Hydrograd.'
Eddie Vedder on Chris Cornell: ‘He Was Someone I Looked Up to Like My Older Brother’
After remaining silent on Chris Cornell's death, Eddie Vedder opened up about his fallen friend at a concert in England.
Korn’s Munky: Tye Trujillo Is an ‘Exact Duplicate of His Dad in Every Way’
Korn guitarist Munky discusses the talents of 12-year-old Tye Trujillo, who filled in for Fieldy on the band's recent South American tour.
Chris Cornell Toxicology Report Lists Several Prescription Drugs in Singer’s Body; Autopsy Report Reveals Details of His Death
A toxicology report for Chris Cornell has been obtained by TMZ, and it reveals a multitude of prescription drugs in the late Soundgarden singer's body at the time of his death.
Munky: Chris Cornell and Soundgarden Inspired Korn To Carve Our Own Path
Korn guitarist Munky remembers Chris Cornell, revealing that Soundgarden inspired Korn greatly.
Corey Taylor: ‘I Didn’t Realize the Impact Chris Cornell Had on Me as a Writer and Singer’
In our exclusive interview with Corey Taylor, the Stone Sour / Slipknot frontman discusses what Chris Cornell's music meant to him.
Ivan Moody: I Am Not Leaving Five Finger Death Punch
Following reports that Ivan Moody was departing Five Finger Death Punch, the singer has set the record straight.
J. Geils Dead at 71
Sad news to report, as J. Geils, the guitarist and founder of his namesake group the J. Geils Band, has died at the age of 71.
Pop Star George Michael Dead at 53
Sad news to report on Christmas Day, as pop star George Michael died today at the age of 53.