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.
2015 Grammys: Tenacious D Win Best Metal Performance Award for Dio ‘Last in Line’ Cover
Voters for the "prestigious" awards ceremony have bypassed legit metal bands to award the Best Metal Performance trophy to comedy act Tenacious D.
Anthrax’s Scott Ian Reflects on Romances, ’90s Split With Joey Belladonna + Destructive Be…
We had a chance to speak with Anthrax's Scott Ian about his book 'I'm the Man,' and he discussed a few of its many highlights with us.
AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd’s Court Appearance Postponed After Lawyer Quits Case
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd's court appearance has now been delayed until April after his lawyer Paul Mabey withdrew from the case.
2015 Loudwire Music Festival Lineup: Rob Zombie, Weezer, ADTR, Halestorm + Hinder Join Lin…
After announcing Linkin Park as one of the headliners of the 2015 Loudwire Music Festival, we're proud to unveil a new wave of bands who have joined the bill.
Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Arrested Following Bar Brawl
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler apparently got into some fisticuffs at a bar in Death Valley, Calif., on Tuesday night.
AC/DC Confirmed To Rock 2015 Grammy Awards
After a rumor floated around a couple of weeks ago that AC/DC would be performing at this year's Grammy Awards, that news has now officially been confirmed.
Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi: ‘I Could Be Here Another 10 Years or Just One Year’
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi opens up about his cancer battle in a candid new interview.
Dave Lombardo: ‘My Door’s Open’ to Slayer Return
In a new interview, drummer Dave Lombardo says he wouldn't rule out a return to Slayer.
Teenage Time Killer Featuring Dave Grohl, Corey Taylor + Randy Blythe Inks Record Deal
Teenage Time Killer, the project first reported in 2013 that features contributions from Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, has inked a deal with Rise Records to release an album in 2015.
Dave Mustaine: Megadeth Fans Would Be ‘Very Happy’ Knowing What’s Going On Right Now
Dave Mustaine just made a public comment on the status of Megadeth, suggesting that good things are in store for the legendary metal act.
Anthrax Guitarist Scott Ian Talks ‘I’m the Man,’ Mother’s Reaction to Book, ’70s New York …
Scott Ian recently stopped by our studio to chat about his new book 'I'm the Man: The Story of That Guy From Anthrax.'
Green Day, Lou Reed + Joan Jett Among 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
A big congratulations to Green Day, who have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lou Reed and others.