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.
Slash Reveals That He and Axl Rose Are on Friendly Terms Again
It looks like a major breakthrough in the relationship between Slash and Axl Rose took place recently.
Shinedown Announce New Album ‘Threat to Survival’
After releasing the single 'Cut the Cord' earlier this summer, Shinedown have finally revealed details of their upcoming album.
Slipknot Bassist Rushed to Hospital in Middle of Connecticut Show [Updated]
Slipknot's new bassist Alessandro "Alex" Venturella suffered an undisclosed medical emergency in the middle of Slipknot's set in Hartford, Conn., last night.
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Reveals He Had Two Cancerous Tumors
Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson is now cancer free, but his battle was bigger than first reported.
Man Dies After Fall at Chevelle Concert
Horrible news out of Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, as a man died while making his way onto a catwalk at a Chevelle concert at the Aragon Ballroom.
Scott Ian Talks Tenacious D’s Grammy Win + Anthrax’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Mixtape Track
Scott Ian talks about Anthrax's recent Grammy loss in the Best Metal Performance category to comedy duo Tenacious D.
Bill Ward Responds To Ozzy Osbourne With New Open Letter
The back and forth venom between founding Black Sabbath members Bill Ward and Ozzy Osbourne continues.
AC/DC Rock 2015 Coachella Festival
"I hope you like rock 'n' roll, cause that's all we do!" That's what AC/DC's Brian Johnson told an audience of hipsters last night at the Coachella festival.
Dave Brockie’s Father Sues GWAR Members Over Late Frontman’s Remains, Possessions + More
In a shocking lawsuit, late GWAR leader Dave Brockie's father has sued the surviving band members and their management company, Slave Pit Inc.
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Comments on Mick Thomson Stabbing Incident
Following the news earlier that Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson was stabbed in the head by his own brother during a scuffle, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has commented on the situation
Flyleaf Talk Transition to New Singer Kristen May
Flyleaf were dealt a big blow when singer Lacey Sturm walked away from the band in 2012. However, the group quickly rebounded with Kristen May as their new vocalist.
Iron Maiden Manager on Bruce Dickinson: ‘He’s Had a Long Period of Considerable Pain’
Iron Maiden's manager Ron Smallwood has issued a lengthy update on Bruce Dickinson's condition, revealing that the singer has experienced a "long period of considerable pain and discomfort."