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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.
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Aerosmith + Slash Set to Announce 2014 U.S. Tour

Two of hard rock's legendary acts are teaming up for a 2014 U.S. summer tour, as Aerosmith will hit the road with Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. The news was revealed Friday (March 21) via tweets from members of Aerosmith, as well as Slash himself.

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Metallica Debut New Song ‘The Lords of Summer’ at 2014 Tour Kickoff in Bogota, Colombia

As promised, Metallica debuted a brand-new song 'The Lords of Summer' during their 2014 tour kickoff in Bogota, Colombia. The metal legends rocked the tune in the midst of their set at their concert on Sunday night (March 16).

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Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden Slate Summer Tour, with July 24 Stop at DTE Energy Music Theatre

Two of rock's biggest bands -- Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden -- have announced that they're teaming up for a co-headlining 2014 North American summer tour!

The trek kicks off July 19 in Las Vegas and runs through an Aug. 25 gig in Los Angeles, with a July 24 performance at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston.

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Two People Killed and Many Injured as Car Plows Into Crowd at South by Southwest Festival

Update 5PM ET: A few key facts in our original story have been changed to reflect new information that has surfaced since the initial reports of the incident. Included among those is the identity of the suspect and a clarification about the two people who were killed.

Horrific news to report out of the popular South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas, when a driver attempting to avoid a drunk driving stop smashed through a barricade and plowed into a crowd waiting to get into one of the many venues taking parking in the festival. More than 20 pedestrians were injured outside the Mohawk nightclub and two people traveling on a scooter were killed.

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KISS Won’t Perform at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Once Kiss were revealed as Class of 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, the big question that arose was whether the band's original lineup would perform together at the ceremony. Now, to the disappointment of their fans, it's been announced that KISS won't perform in any form at the April 10 event in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Eddie Vedder Joins Bruce Springsteen and Tom Morello for AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’ [Video]

Talk about a legendary performance! Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder joined Bruce Springsteen and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello onstage Saturday (Feb. 15) in Melbourne, Australia, for a performance of AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell.' That's a lot of iconic names in one sentence.

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