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.
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.
Drive Founding Member Rick Chavez Dies
Sad news to report, as Rick Chavez, a founding member of the metal band Drive, has suddenly passed away.
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.
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 A…
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.
Classic Misfits Lineup Performs First Show Since 1983 at Denver Riot Fest [Watch]
The classic Misfits lineup of Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein performed their first show since 1983 at the Denver Riot Fest.
Joe Perry Rushed to Hospital Mid-Show During Hollywood Vampires Gig in Brooklyn
Legendary Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was rushed to the hospital in the middle of his band Hollywood Vampires' show in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sunday night.
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.
Former Municipal Waste Drummer Brandon Ferrell Dies
Sad news to report, as onetime Municipal Waste drummer Brandon Ferrell has passed away. No cause of death has been revealed.