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.
Dave Mustaine: If Vivaldi Played a Dean Guitar, He’d Probably Be in Megadeth
Dave Mustaine offers up some surprising musicians who have influenced him over the years.
Axl Rose Confirmed to Sing for AC/DC on Remaining 2016 Tour Dates
It's official! Axl Rose will indeed sing for AC/DC when they play their upcoming European shows and make up their postponed U.S. dates.
Dave Mustaine Talks Dystopian U.S. Future, New Megadeth Lineup + Tentative Gigantour Plans
We recently caught up with Dave Mustaine before Megadeth's show in New York City, and we had the chance to speak with the metal legend on a number of topics.
Iggy Pop Serves Up a Cure for ‘Depression’ With Stellar Show in Port Chester, N.Y.
Iggy Pop proved once again why he's a master of the stage on Thursday night (April 14) at the Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester, N.Y.
Dave Mustaine on Whether He’s the Godfather of Thrash Metal [Exclusive Video]
In his book, 'I'm the Man,' Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian wrote this about Dave Mustaine: "The guy is arguably the godfather of thrash metal." But what does Mustaine think?
Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin in Standoff With 30 Police Officers
TMZ reports that Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin was in a standoff at his Los Angeles home with 30 police officers who had their guns drawn.
Slayer Crush Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre With Testament and Carcass
Don't let the smile on Slayer frontman Tom Araya's face fool you. The iconic band brought power and intensity to the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y., on March 2.
Black Sabbath Bring ‘The End’ Tour to NYC With Triumphant Stand at Madison Square Garden
This is 'The End' for Black Sabbath, and the legendary band is going out on top! The metal godfathers played the "Word's Most Famous Arena" on Feb. 25 and 27.
Dave Grohl To Perform at 2016 Oscars
Dave Grohl will give a 'special performance' at the Oscars. The Foo Fighters frontman is one of several new celebrities added to the Oscar lineup.
Metallica Reissuing ‘Kill ‘Em All’ and ‘Ride the Lightning’ With Bonus Tracks + More
Awesome news for fans of old-school Metallica! The legendary metal band is reissuing its first two albums, 'Kill 'Em All' and 'Ride the Lightning,' on Record Store Day (April 15).
Filter’s Richard Patrick Discusses Scott Weiland’s Death [Exclusive Video]
We recently had Richard Patrick in our studio to discuss Filter's upcoming album, 'Crazy Eyes,' and he took some time to address Scott Weiland's death.
Black Sabbath Postpone Shows as Ozzy Osbourne Battles Extreme Sinusitis [Updated]
Black Sabbath fans in Edmonton and Calgary will have to wait a bit longer to see the heavy metal legends on their final tour.