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.
Aeges, ‘Weightless’ – Exclusive Album Stream
Check out our exclusive stream of the new Aeges album 'Weightless.'
Jane’s Addiction Bring Their ‘Ritual’ to the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y.
Check out our review and photo gallery of Jane's Addiction's July 17 show in Port Chester, N.Y.
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.
September Mourning, ‘Skin and Bones’ – Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere
September Mourning are getting ready to release their new album, 'Volume II,' on July 29, and we've got the exclusive premiere of the dynamic lyric video for their new song "Skin and Bones."
Disturbed Discuss Axl Rose Fronting AC/DC and Whether They’d Continue Without a Core Membe…
What does a band do if one of its core members can no longer perform? Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez spoke with Disturbed's David Draiman and Dan Donegan at Rock on the Range about that very topic.
Dave Mustaine Releases Full Statement on Nick Menza’s Death, Promises Benefit Concert
Dave Mustaine woke up to the shocking news this morning that his former Megadeth bandmate Nick Menza had collapsed and died at a gig on Saturday night.
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Tells a Backstage Marilyn Manson Underwear Story
Slipknot's Corey Taylor tells a backstage story about Marilyn Manson and his tighty whities.
Corey Taylor: Ozzy Osbourne ‘Made My Life’ the First Time I Met Him
As Corey Taylor recalls, it was Ozzfest '99 and Slipknot were on the bill thanks to Ozzy's son Jack, who championed the band.
Filter’s Richard Patrick on Donald Trump: ‘He’s Behaving Like a 4-Year-Old Child’
Filter have embarked on their 'Make America Hate Again' trek, and with that tour name, you know Richard Patrick has some strong opinions on Donald Trump.
Lita Ford and Lzzy Hale Team Up for ‘Cherry Bomb’ and ‘Close My Eyes Forever’ in NYC
It was a special night last night (April 27) at New York City's Webster Hall, where Halestorm, Lita Ford and Dorothy played a show on their current U.S tour.
Richard Patrick Discusses New Filter Album ‘Crazy Eyes’
Filter recently unleashed their seventh album, 'Crazy Eyes,' and we caught up with frontman Richard Patrick, who talked all about the album.