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.
Philip Anselmo Issues Video Apology After Making Offensive Gesture and Exclamation at Dime…
After being called out by members of the metal community, Philip Anselmo has issued a video apology for his highly controversial actions.
Eagles Legend Glenn Frey Dies at 67
Sad news to report, as another classic rock legend has passed away. Eagles singer-guitarist Glenn Frey has died at the age of 67.
David Bowie and Lemmy Kilmister Honored With Awesome ‘Ace of Space’ Mashup
The music world lost two giants of rock within two weeks of each other when Lemmy Kilmister died on Dec. 28, 2015, and David Bowie passed away on Jan. 10, 2016.
Rock Legend David Bowie Dies at 69
Absolutely shocking and sad news to report, as rock legend David Bowie has passed away at the age of 69. The music icon died Jan. 10 after an 18 month battle with cancer that had not been previously revealed.
Axl Rose Tweets: Only Thing I’ve ‘Confirmed’ Is My Love of Taco Bell
Amid all the reports and rumors about a classic Guns N' Roses reunion, Axl Rose has remained silent -- until now.
Deep Purple, Cheap Trick + More Among 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced, and legendary rockers Deep Purple have finally made the cut, along with Cheap Trick and more.
Slipknot, Highly Suspect, Ghost, Lamb of God, Foo Fighters + More Earn Nominations for 201…
Slipknot, Highly Suspect, Ghost, Lamb of God and Foo Fighters are among the acts competing at the 2016 event.
Watch Scott Weiland’s Final Video Interview
Two nights before Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota, he spoke with Toronto based outlet Live in Limbo, which appears to be his final interview caught on video.
NFL Butt Fumbles Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show: What About Metallica or Even Green Day?
In a questionable football decision, the NFL has decided to tap Coldplay as the halftime act for Super Bowl 50 instead of a Bay Area act like Metallica or Green Day.
Foo Fighters Cancel Remainder of Europe Tour in Wake of Paris Terrorist Attacks
Foo Fighters have announced that they've canceled the remainder of their Europe tour in the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks that took place in Paris on Friday night (Nov. 13).
Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Assaulted in Ireland
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe was assaulted late Sunday night / early Monday morning prior to the band's gig in Dublin, Ireland, on Monday night (Nov. 9)
Kirk Hammett: New Metallica Album Most Likely in 2016, At Worst Early 2017
According to Kirk Hammett, it is likely a new Metallica album will arrive next year, but he doesn't guarantee it, offering early 2017 as a possibility, as well.