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.
Rainbow / Elf Bassist Craig Gruber Dies at 63
Sad news to report as Craig Gruber, bassist in the Ronnie James Dio groups Elf and Rainbow, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, at the age of 63.
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.
Motor Sister Talk Formation of the Band, Future Plans + More
In this exclusive video interview, you'll hear Motor Sister talk about how they formed, what attracted Scott Ian and Pearl Aday to Mother Superior's music and their plans for the future.
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.
Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts Guitarist Jeremy Brown Dies
Shocking news to report as Jeremy Brown, guitarist for Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, has passed away.
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."
Papa Roach Talk ‘F.E.A.R.’ Album + Evolving Sound
Papa Roach unleashed their latest album, F.E.A.R., in January, and the entire band recently stopped by Loudwire headquarters to discuss the disc.
Founding Broken Hope Drummer Ryan Stanek Dies at 42
Sad news to report, as former Broken Hope drummer Ryan Stanek has passed away at the age of 42. The musician died unexpectedly in Wisconsin on March 1.