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.
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.
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.
Metallica Share Video of James Hetfield Recording New Album
After James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett recently confirmed that Metallica are working on their first new studio album since 2008's 'Death Magnetic,' the band has now posted footage of Hetfield recording in the studio.
Nine Inch Nails and Deep Purple Among the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
The nominees for the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction have just been announced, and Nine Inch Nails and Deep Purple are among the 15 contenders.
Bindi Irwin Dances to AC/DC’s ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ on ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Australian television personality Bindi Irwin brought some hard rock to ABC's Dancing With the Stars last night by dancing the tango to AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long" with partner Derek Hough.
Disturbed Score Fifth Straight No. 1 Album With ‘Immortalized’
Disturbed have matched Metallica as the only hard rock / metal band to score five straight No. 1 album debuts on the Billboard 200 chart.
Five Finger Death Punch Stream New Album ‘Got Your Six’
5FDP have partnered with Pandora for an advance stream of their new album 'Got Your Six.'
David Draiman Discusses Disturbed’s Return, ‘Immortalized’ + The State of Rock [Exclusive]
In this exclusive video interview, David Draiman talks about Disturbed's return, the 'Immortalized' album and his thoughts on the state of rock.
Slash Reveals That He and Axl Rose Are on Friendly Terms Again
It looks like a major breakthrough in the relationship between Slash and Axl Rose took place recently.
Dave Grohl Brings Up ‘Crying Grown Man’ From Audience to Sing ‘My Hero’ at Foo Fighters Sh…
It seems like every gig on Foo Fighters' current tour has a "Good Guy Grohl" moment, where frontman Dave Grohl goes above and beyond to please his adoring fans.