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.
Drummer David Silveria Sues Korn
According to TMZ, founding Korn drummer David Silveria is suing his former band, claiming his 2006 departure from the group was merely a hiatus.
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Undergoes Treatment for Cancerous Tumor
Startling news from Iron Maiden today (Feb. 19), as it has been revealed that singer Bruce Dickinson has undergone a seven-week treatment for a cancerous tumor.
Steel Panther Slam Kanye West in New Song
Steel Panther have now weighed in on the Kanye West controversy at the Grammys, with a new song skewering the rapper for his antics.
2015 Loudwire Music Festival Lineup: Rob Zombie, Weezer, ADTR, Halestorm + Hinder Join Lin…
After announcing Linkin Park as one of the headliners of the 2015 Loudwire Music Festival, we're proud to unveil a new wave of bands who have joined the bill.
AC/DC Confirmed To Rock 2015 Grammy Awards
After a rumor floated around a couple of weeks ago that AC/DC would be performing at this year's Grammy Awards, that news has now officially been confirmed.
Dave Lombardo: ‘My Door’s Open’ to Slayer Return
In a new interview, drummer Dave Lombardo says he wouldn't rule out a return to Slayer.
Teenage Time Killer Featuring Dave Grohl, Corey Taylor + Randy Blythe Inks Record Deal
Teenage Time Killer, the project first reported in 2013 that features contributions from Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, has inked a deal with Rise Records to release an album in 2015.
Dave Mustaine: Megadeth Fans Would Be ‘Very Happy’ Knowing What’s Going On Right Now
Dave Mustaine just made a public comment on the status of Megadeth, suggesting that good things are in store for the legendary metal act.
Green Day, Lou Reed + Joan Jett Among 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
A big congratulations to Green Day, who have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lou Reed and others.
Misfits’ Jerry Only: If Glenn Danzig Wants To Come Be a Team Player, We’re Good
We caught up with Jerry Only, who gave us a different perspective on a potential Misfits reunion with Glenn Danzig and Doyle.
Axl Rose on Death Hoax: ‘If I’m Dead, Do I Still Have to Pay Taxes?’
Apparently, an Internet hoax was making the rounds on Wednesday stating the almighty Axl Rose had died.
Megadeth’s David Ellefson: We Are Not Disbanding
Following the sudden departures of drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick last week, there have many questions about the future of Megadeth.