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.
Creed’s Scott Stapp: I Have Bipolar Disorder and ‘Was Out of My Mind’ During Meltdown
Following his public meltdown late last year, Creed singer Scott Stapp reveals that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and is getting his life back on track.
Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts Guitarist Jeremy Brown Dies
Shocking news to report as Jeremy Brown, guitarist for Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, has passed away.
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Comments on Mick Thomson Stabbing Incident
Following the news earlier that Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson was stabbed in the head by his own brother during a scuffle, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has commented on the situation
Founding Broken Hope Drummer Ryan Stanek Dies at 42
Sad news to report, as former Broken Hope drummer Ryan Stanek has passed away at the age of 42. The musician died unexpectedly in Wisconsin on March 1.
Legal Documents Reveal David Silveria Sent Video Message Seeking Return to Korn
Following news that founding Korn drummer David Silveria had sued his former band, documents reveal that he made a concerted effort to rejoin the band in 2013.
Pantera Camp Condemns Desecration of Dimebag’s Grave [Updated]
A post on Pantera's Facebook page condemns a despicable act by a band who desecrated Dimebag Darrell's grave.
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.
Video Emerges of Puddle of Mudd Singer Wes Scantlin’s Joyride on Airport Baggage Carousel
Last month, we reported that Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin was busted for taking a joyride on an oversize baggage carousel at Denver International Airport. Now, surveillance video of the rocker's airport antics have emerged.
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.
Killswitch Engage Guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz Wins Big on ‘The Price Is Right’
Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz was a contestant on 'The Price Is Right' today, and he made a killing!
2015 Grammys: Complete List of Rock Winners
The 57th Grammy Awards took place Sunday night (Feb. 8), and the winners of most of the rock categories were announced during a pre-ceremony.
AC/DC Open 2015 Grammys With One-Two Punch of ‘Rock or Bust’ + ‘Highway to Hell’
Rock fans didn't have to wait long to see AC/DC perform on tonight's Grammy Awards telecast.