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.
Axl Rose Soars and Slash Shines as Guns N’ Roses Turn Madison Square Garden Into a Rock ‘Paradise’ [Photos + Recap]
See photos and read our recap of Guns N' Roses' dominant Oct. 15 performance at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Jared Leto Honors Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell at MTV Video Music Awards
During the MTV Video Music Awards, Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto took the stage to pay tribute to Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.
Rancid + Dropkick Murphys Prove Punk Rock Is Alive and Well at Coney Island Show [Photos]
It was a memorable night for punk fans, as Rancid and Dropkick Murphys rocked the Brooklyn crowd on a beautiful night for music.
Five Finger Death Punch and In Flames Announce Co-Headlining Late 2017 European Arena Tour
Five Finger Death Punch and In Flames are joining forces for a co-headlining late 2017 European arena tour.
Chris Cornell Toxicology Report Lists Several Prescription Drugs in Singer’s Body; Autopsy Report Reveals Details of His Death
A toxicology report for Chris Cornell has been obtained by TMZ, and it reveals a multitude of prescription drugs in the late Soundgarden singer's body at the time of his death.
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.
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.'
Metallica Play Post-Grammys Gig at Hollywood Palladium With Riffs Blazing and Mics On
After technical difficulties plagued Metallica's Grammy set, the band was able to channel its frustration into a monster set at the Hollywood Palladium as part of the weeklong Citi Sound Vault series.
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.
Metallica Announce 2016 Fall Latin America Tour
With the excitement surrounding Metallica's upcoming album, the legendary metal band has announced dates for a brief fall tour of Latin America.
Joe Perry Rushed to Hospital Mid-Show During Hollywood Vampires Gig in Brooklyn
Legendary Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was rushed to the hospital in the middle of his band Hollywood Vampires' show in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sunday night.