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.
Pearl Jam, Journey, Yes + More Among 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
The ballots are in, and the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been revealed.
Rob Zombie Unveils ‘The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore’ Video; ’31’ Movie Available on Demand
Rob Zombie has unleashed a music video for his song "The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore," plus his new horror movie '31' is available on demand now.
Metallica Announce 2016 Fall Latin America Tour
With the excitement surrounding Metallica's upcoming album, the legendary metal band has announced dates for a brief fall tour of Latin America.
Steven Adler Performs With Guns N’ Roses in Cincinnati
Drummer Steven Adler joined fellow classic Guns N' Roses members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan for two songs in Cincinnati on July 6.
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Tells a Backstage Marilyn Manson Underwear Story
Slipknot's Corey Taylor tells a backstage story about Marilyn Manson and his tighty whities.
Dave Mustaine Talks Dystopian U.S. Future, New Megadeth Lineup + Tentative Gigantour Plans
We recently caught up with Dave Mustaine before Megadeth's show in New York City, and we had the chance to speak with the metal legend on a number of topics.
Axl Rose Confirmed to Sing for AC/DC on Remaining 2016 Tour Dates
It's official! Axl Rose will indeed sing for AC/DC when they play their upcoming European shows and make up their postponed U.S. dates.
Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin in Standoff With 30 Police Officers
TMZ reports that Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin was in a standoff at his Los Angeles home with 30 police officers who had their guns drawn.
Filter’s Richard Patrick Discusses Scott Weiland’s Death [Exclusive Video]
We recently had Richard Patrick in our studio to discuss Filter's upcoming album, 'Crazy Eyes,' and he took some time to address Scott Weiland's death.
Philip Anselmo Issues Video Apology After Making Offensive Gesture and Exclamation at Dimebash
After being called out by members of the metal community, Philip Anselmo has issued a video apology for his highly controversial actions.
Eagles Legend Glenn Frey Dies at 67
Sad news to report, as another classic rock legend has passed away. Eagles singer-guitarist Glenn Frey has died at the age of 67.
Rock Legend David Bowie Dies at 69
Absolutely shocking and sad news to report, as rock legend David Bowie has passed away at the age of 69. The music icon died Jan. 10 after an 18 month battle with cancer that had not been previously revealed.