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 Announce 2016 Fall Latin America Tour
With the excitement surrounding Metallica's upcoming album, the legendary metal band has announced dates for a brief fall tour of Latin America.
Classic Misfits Lineup Performs First Show Since 1983 at Denver Riot Fest [Watch]
The classic Misfits lineup of Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein performed their first show since 1983 at the Denver Riot Fest.
Joe Perry Rushed to Hospital Mid-Show During Hollywood Vampires Gig in Brooklyn
Legendary Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was rushed to the hospital in the middle of his band Hollywood Vampires' show in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sunday night.
Disturbed Discuss Axl Rose Fronting AC/DC and Whether They’d Continue Without a Core Membe…
What does a band do if one of its core members can no longer perform? Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez spoke with Disturbed's David Draiman and Dan Donegan at Rock on the Range about that very topic.
Former Municipal Waste Drummer Brandon Ferrell Dies
Sad news to report, as onetime Municipal Waste drummer Brandon Ferrell has passed away. No cause of death has been revealed.
Dave Mustaine Releases Full Statement on Nick Menza’s Death, Promises Benefit Concert
Dave Mustaine woke up to the shocking news this morning that his former Megadeth bandmate Nick Menza had collapsed and died at a gig on Saturday night.
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Tells a Backstage Marilyn Manson Underwear Story
Slipknot's Corey Taylor tells a backstage story about Marilyn Manson and his tighty whities.
Corey Taylor: Ozzy Osbourne ‘Made My Life’ the First Time I Met Him
As Corey Taylor recalls, it was Ozzfest '99 and Slipknot were on the bill thanks to Ozzy's son Jack, who championed the band.
Filter’s Richard Patrick on Donald Trump: ‘He’s Behaving Like a 4-Year-Old Child’
Filter have embarked on their 'Make America Hate Again' trek, and with that tour name, you know Richard Patrick has some strong opinions on Donald Trump.
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.
Dave Mustaine: If Vivaldi Played a Dean Guitar, He’d Probably Be in Megadeth
Dave Mustaine offers up some surprising musicians who have influenced him over the years.
Dave Mustaine Talks Dystopian U.S. Future, New Megadeth Lineup + Tentative Gigantour Plans
We recently caught up with Dave Mustaine before Megadeth's show in New York City, and we had the chance to speak with the metal legend on a number of topics.