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.
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.
Houston Open Air 2017 Lineup Led by Five Finger Death Punch, Prophets of Rage, Marilyn Man…
The lineup for the 2017 edition of Houston Open Air has been announced, and features a number of prominent hard rock and metal bands.
Munky: I’ll Love Deftones Whether They Tour With Korn or Not
In an interview with in with Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez, Munky reacts to Chino Moreno saying he didn't want Deftones to tour with Korn.
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.'
Motionless in White’s Chris Motionless Discusses In This Moment Inspiration, Jonathan Davi…
Motionless in White frontman Chris Motionless spoke with Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez at Rock on the Range about a wide range of topics.
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…
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.
Corey Taylor: Stone Sour’s ‘Fabuless’ Is About ‘People Who Are Famous for Nothing’
Corey Taylor tells Loudwire the meaning of two new Stone Sour songs, revealing one of them is about "people who are famous for nothing.'
Myles Kennedy: Chris Cornell Was a ‘Talent That Comes Along Once Every Few Decades’
Alter Bridge / Slash vocalist Myles Kennedy talks about Chris Cornell's talents, and shares a personal story about the late Soundgarden singer.
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.
Munky: Chris Cornell and Soundgarden Inspired Korn To Carve Our Own Path
Korn guitarist Munky remembers Chris Cornell, revealing that Soundgarden inspired Korn greatly.