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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Death of Wayne Static’s Widow Tera Wray Officially Ruled Suicide
It was reported that Tera Wray Static, the widow of Static-X frontman Wayne Static, had died of an apparent suicide at the age of 33. Now, a coroner has confirmed that Tera Wray did indeed take her own life.
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.
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.