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.
Hollywood Undead Part Ways With Matty ‘Da Kurlzz’ Busek
Hollywood Undead have announced that longtime vocalist / percussionist Matty 'Da Kurlzz' Busek has left the band.
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.
Rock Community Pays Tribute to Adrenaline Mob / Trans-Siberian Orchestra Bassist David Z
A number of prominent rock musicians have paid tribute to David Z, who lost his life when Adrenaline Mob were involved in a horrific vehicle accident in Florida.
Adrenaline Mob Involved in Fatal Vehicle Crash in Florida [Updated]
At least one person is dead, and several are injured after a tractor-trailer crashed into Adrenaline Mob's RV in Florida.
Marilyn Manson’s Father Hugh Warner Dies
Sad news to report, as Marilyn Manson's father has passed away.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner Halt Sale of Controversial Shirts Featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica + More
The reality show sisters deeply apologized after introducing a new line of controversial T-shirts depicting their faces over iconic rock images.
Five Finger Death Punch and In Flames Announce Co-Headlining Late 2017 European Arena Tour
Five Finger Death Punch and In Flames are joining forces for a co-headlining late 2017 European arena tour.
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.
Musicians and Actors Pay Respect to Chris Cornell at Memorial Service
Chris Cornell's memorial service at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery was attended by many of his music peers, as well as a number of A-list actors.