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.
2015 Grammys: Tenacious D Win Best Metal Performance Award for Dio ‘Last in Line’ Cover
Voters for the "prestigious" awards ceremony have bypassed legit metal bands to award the Best Metal Performance trophy to comedy act Tenacious D.
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.
Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Arrested Following Bar Brawl
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler apparently got into some fisticuffs at a bar in Death Valley, Calif., on Tuesday night.
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.
Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi: ‘I Could Be Here Another 10 Years or Just One Year’
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi opens up about his cancer battle in a candid new interview.
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.
Scott Stapp Denies Allegations as Secret Service Investigates Creed Singer
The Secret Service is investigating Creed singer Scott Stapp, who denies recent claims made about him.
911 Tape Emerges: Relatives Claim Scott Stapp Was on Mission to ‘Assassinate’ President Ob…
TMZ has released a 911 call from last month in which Scott Stapp's wife Jaclyn and sister-in-law call into the Sheriff's office.
Hero Cop Who Gunned Down Dimebag’s Killer Left Police Force After Suffering Stress Disorde…
Dec. 8, 2004, will forever live in infamy as the day the metal world lost Dimebag Darrell of Pantera and Damageplan fame.