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.
Musicians and Actors Pay Respect to Chris Cornell at Memorial Service
Chris Cornell's memorial service at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery was attended by many of his music peers, as well as a number of A-list actors.
Munky: Chris Cornell and Soundgarden Inspired Korn To Carve Our Own Path
Korn guitarist Munky remembers Chris Cornell, revealing that Soundgarden inspired Korn greatly.
Corey Taylor: ‘I Didn’t Realize the Impact Chris Cornell Had on Me as a Writer and Singer’
In our exclusive interview with Corey Taylor, the Stone Sour / Slipknot frontman discusses what Chris Cornell's music meant to him.
Rock on the Range 2017: Korn, Papa Roach, Seether, Frank Carter + More Highlight Day 2 [Ph…
Check out our recap and exclusive photo gallery of Rock on the Range 2017 Day 2.
Rock on the Range 2017: Chris Cornell Tribute, Live, Bush, Gojira, Chevelle + More Cap Wea…
See our photos and recap of Day 1 of Rock on the Range 2017 in Columbus, Ohio.
Ivan Moody: I Am Not Leaving Five Finger Death Punch
Following reports that Ivan Moody was departing Five Finger Death Punch, the singer has set the record straight.
Loudwire Legacy: Pantera’s ‘Vulgar Display of Power’ (Trailer)
Watch the trailer for our new Loudwire Legacy documentary on Pantera's landmark album 'Vulgar Display of Power.'
Pop Star George Michael Dead at 53
Sad news to report on Christmas Day, as pop star George Michael died today at the age of 53.
Pearl Jam, Journey, Yes + More Among 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
The ballots are in, and the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been revealed.
Metallica Rock New York’s Webster Hall, Debut ‘Moth Into Flame’ Live + Hint at Stadium Tou…
Check out our review and gallery of Metallica's intimate club show at NYC's Webster Hall.
Metallica Rock Global Citizen Festival, Announce New York City Club Show
Metallica rocked New York City's Central Park last night (Sept. 24) as one of the performers at the Global Citizen festival.
Rob Zombie Unveils ‘The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore’ Video; ’31’ Movie A…
Rob Zombie has unleashed a music video for his song "The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore," plus his new horror movie '31' is available on demand now.