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.
Axl Rose Confirmed to Sing for AC/DC on Remaining 2016 Tour Dates
It's official! Axl Rose will indeed sing for AC/DC when they play their upcoming European shows and make up their postponed U.S. dates.
Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin in Standoff With 30 Police Officers
TMZ reports that Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin was in a standoff at his Los Angeles home with 30 police officers who had their guns drawn.
The Who Are Much More Than ‘Alright’ at Madison Square Garden Show: Review and Photos
The Who definitely gave the fans at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, March 3, a show to remember.
Black Sabbath Bring ‘The End’ Tour to NYC With Triumphant Stand at Madison Square Garden
This is 'The End' for Black Sabbath, and the legendary band is going out on top! The metal godfathers played the "Word's Most Famous Arena" on Feb. 25 and 27.
Dave Grohl To Perform at 2016 Oscars
Dave Grohl will give a 'special performance' at the Oscars. The Foo Fighters frontman is one of several new celebrities added to the Oscar lineup.
Metallica Reissuing ‘Kill ‘Em All’ and ‘Ride the Lightning’ With Bonus Tracks + More
Awesome news for fans of old-school Metallica! The legendary metal band is reissuing its first two albums, 'Kill 'Em All' and 'Ride the Lightning,' on Record Store Day (April 15).
Filter’s Richard Patrick Discusses Scott Weiland’s Death [Exclusive Video]
We recently had Richard Patrick in our studio to discuss Filter's upcoming album, 'Crazy Eyes,' and he took some time to address Scott Weiland's death.
Black Sabbath Postpone Shows as Ozzy Osbourne Battles Extreme Sinusitis [UPDATED]
Black Sabbath fans in Edmonton and Calgary will have to wait a bit longer to see the heavy metal legends on their final tour.
Philip Anselmo Issues Video Apology After Making Offensive Gesture and Exclamation at Dime…
After being called out by members of the metal community, Philip Anselmo has issued a video apology for his highly controversial actions.
Jefferson Airplane / Jefferson Starship Founder Paul Kantner Dies at 74
Sadly, another classic rock legend has passed away. Paul Kantner, the founding guitarist of Jefferson Airplane and its spinoff band Jefferson Starship, died Thursday, Jan. 28.
Death of Wayne Static’s Widow Tera Wray Officially Ruled Suicide
It was reported that Tera Wray Static, the widow of Static-X frontman Wayne Static, had died of an apparent suicide at the age of 33. Now, a coroner has confirmed that Tera Wray did indeed take her own life.
Rock Legend David Bowie Dies at 69
Absolutely shocking and sad news to report, as rock legend David Bowie has passed away at the age of 69. The music icon died Jan. 10 after an 18 month battle with cancer that had not been previously revealed.