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.
Hollywood Undead Part Ways With Matty ‘Da Kurlzz’ Busek
Hollywood Undead have announced that longtime vocalist / percussionist Matty 'Da Kurlzz' Busek has left the band.
Jared Leto Honors Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell at MTV Video Music Awards
During the MTV Video Music Awards, Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto took the stage to pay tribute to Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.
‘Judas Priest: Road to Valhalla’ Mobile Video Game Brings the Metal to iOS Devices
Starting July 19, a new mobile video game called "Judas Priest: Road to Valhalla" will be available for your iOS device.
Rock Community Pays Tribute to Adrenaline Mob / Trans-Siberian Orchestra Bassist David Z
A number of prominent rock musicians have paid tribute to David Z, who lost his life when Adrenaline Mob were involved in a horrific vehicle accident in Florida.
Marilyn Manson’s Father Hugh Warner Dies
Sad news to report, as Marilyn Manson's father has passed away.
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.
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.'
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.