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.
Metallica Share Video of James Hetfield Recording New Album
After James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett recently confirmed that Metallica are working on their first new studio album since 2008's 'Death Magnetic,' the band has now posted footage of Hetfield recording in the studio.
Nine Inch Nails and Deep Purple Among the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
The nominees for the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction have just been announced, and Nine Inch Nails and Deep Purple are among the 15 contenders.
Bring Me the Horizon Discuss ‘That’s the Spirit’ + Check Out a BMTH ‘Say It, Play It’ Spot…
Bring Me the Horizon unleashed their fifth album, 'That’s the Spirit,' on Friday, Sept. 11., and it finds the U.K. band exploring a new sound.
Disturbed Score Fifth Straight No. 1 Album With ‘Immortalized’
Disturbed have matched Metallica as the only hard rock / metal band to score five straight No. 1 album debuts on the Billboard 200 chart.
Five Finger Death Punch Stream New Album ‘Got Your Six’
5FDP have partnered with Pandora for an advance stream of their new album 'Got Your Six.'
David Draiman Discusses Disturbed’s Return, ‘Immortalized’ + The State of Rock [Exclusive]
In this exclusive video interview, David Draiman talks about Disturbed's return, the 'Immortalized' album and his thoughts on the state of rock.
Dave Grohl Brings Up ‘Crying Grown Man’ From Audience to Sing ‘My Hero’ at Foo Fighters Sh…
It seems like every gig on Foo Fighters' current tour has a "Good Guy Grohl" moment, where frontman Dave Grohl goes above and beyond to please his adoring fans.
Slipknot Bassist Rushed to Hospital in Middle of Connecticut Show [Updated]
Slipknot's new bassist Alessandro "Alex" Venturella suffered an undisclosed medical emergency in the middle of Slipknot's set in Hartford, Conn., last night.
2015 Loudwire Music Festival – Exclusive Videos
We're having a blast at the 2015 Loudwire Music Festival, and we've been filming some cool content while out enjoying the bands who are rocking the Grand Junction, Colo., crowd!
Disturbed Return With New Song ‘The Vengeful One,’ Announce New Album ‘Immortalized’
Disturbed have just unleashed a new single called 'The Vengeful One' and have announced their sixth studio album, 'Immortalized,' due out Aug. 21.
Man Dies After Fall at Chevelle Concert
Horrible news out of Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, as a man died while making his way onto a catwalk at a Chevelle concert at the Aragon Ballroom.
Blues Legend B.B. King Dies at 89
Sad news to report, as blues legend B.B. King has passed away at the age of 89. The all-time guitar great died Thursday night (May 14) in Las Vegas.