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.
Scott Ian Recalls Time When Metallica Discussed Firing Lars Ulrich
Scott Ian's autobiography, 'I'm the Man,' just hit store shelves, and one of the most interesting passages comes where the Anthrax guitarist recalls a time when Metallica had discussed firing drummer Lars Ulrich.
You Me At Six Talk Hit Single ‘Room To Breathe’
You Me At Six have been heating up rock radio with their hit single 'Room to Breathe.' Check out our exclusive interview with the band.
New Reports: AC/DC’s Malcolm Young Suffered a Stroke and Now Has Severe Dementia
While it is known that AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young is ailing and is no longer in the band, there haven't been many details about his condition until now.
Staind’s Aaron Lewis Survives Plane Scare
A scary moment occurred for Staind singer Aaron Lewis when a private charter jet he was a passenger on Saturday (Sept. 20) veered off the taxiway.
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor on Joey Jordison: He’s in a Place in His Life That’s Not Where We …
While still not giving the exact reason why Slipknot parted ways with Joey Jordison late last year, frontman Corey Taylor has divulged more than he ever has about the drummer's ousting from the band.
Seether Perform Acoustic Rendition of ‘Broken’ – Exclusive Video
Seether stopped by the Loudwire studio and performed their monster hit 'Broken.' Watch the performance here.
Evanescence’s Amy Lee Gives Birth to Baby Boy
A big congratulations to Evanescence singer Amy Lee, who gave birth to a baby boy on Monday (July 28).
Tim Alexander, Drummer for Primus + Puscifer, Suffers Heart Attack
Veteran rock drummer Tim Alexander, a longtime member of Primus and key contributor to Maynard James Keenan's Puscifer project, has suffered a heart attack.
Judas Priest Celebrate ‘Redeemer of Souls’ Release With Revved Up Entrance Into NYC Album …
Judas Priest marked the release of their stellar new album 'Redeemer of Souls' with a grand entrance into the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City's Times Square.
Five Finger Death Punch Frontman Ivan Moody: Rob Halford Redefines ‘Rock Star’
Five Finger Death Punch vocalist Ivan Moody discusses Rob Halford, saying the Judas Priest frontman redefines 'rock star.'
Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Offers Update on Condition of His Private Parts
We're happy to report that the Lamb of God frontman is 100 percent recovered!
Staind’s Aaron Lewis Unleashes Profanity-Laced Tirade Against ‘A–hole’ Concertgoers
Staind frontman Aaron Lewis delivered an onstage rant for the ages against a group of unruly concertgoers at Rockfest in Kansas City.