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.
Richard Patrick Discusses New Filter Album ‘Crazy Eyes’
Filter recently unleashed their seventh album, 'Crazy Eyes,' and we caught up with frontman Richard Patrick, who talked all about the album.
Axl Rose Confirmed to Sing for AC/DC on Remaining 2016 Tour Dates
It's official! Axl Rose will indeed sing for AC/DC when they play their upcoming European shows and make up their postponed U.S. dates.
Dave Mustaine on Whether He’s the Godfather of Thrash Metal [Exclusive Video]
In his book, 'I'm the Man,' Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian wrote this about Dave Mustaine: "The guy is arguably the godfather of thrash metal." But what does Mustaine think?
Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin in Standoff With 30 Police Officers
TMZ reports that Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin was in a standoff at his Los Angeles home with 30 police officers who had their guns drawn.
Dave Grohl To Perform at 2016 Oscars
Dave Grohl will give a 'special performance' at the Oscars. The Foo Fighters frontman is one of several new celebrities added to the Oscar lineup.
Metallica Reissuing ‘Kill ‘Em All’ and ‘Ride the Lightning’ With Bonus Tracks + More
Awesome news for fans of old-school Metallica! The legendary metal band is reissuing its first two albums, 'Kill 'Em All' and 'Ride the Lightning,' on Record Store Day (April 15).
Filter’s Richard Patrick Discusses Scott Weiland’s Death [Exclusive Video]
We recently had Richard Patrick in our studio to discuss Filter's upcoming album, 'Crazy Eyes,' and he took some time to address Scott Weiland's death.
David Bowie and Lemmy Kilmister Honored With Awesome ‘Ace of Space’ Mashup
The music world lost two giants of rock within two weeks of each other when Lemmy Kilmister died on Dec. 28, 2015, and David Bowie passed away on Jan. 10, 2016.
Rock Legend David Bowie Dies at 69
Absolutely shocking and sad news to report, as rock legend David Bowie has passed away at the age of 69. The music icon died Jan. 10 after an 18 month battle with cancer that had not been previously revealed.
Deep Purple, Cheap Trick + More Among 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced, and legendary rockers Deep Purple have finally made the cut, along with Cheap Trick and more.
Slipknot, Highly Suspect, Ghost, Lamb of God, Foo Fighters + More Earn Nominations for 201…
Slipknot, Highly Suspect, Ghost, Lamb of God and Foo Fighters are among the acts competing at the 2016 event.
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.