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.
Motorhead Cancel Denver Riot Fest Gig Due to High Altitude Concerns for Lemmy Kilmister
Motorhead decided to cancel their appearance at Riot Fest in Denver last night after cutting short their gig in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Thursday night.
Five Finger Death Punch Stream New Album ‘Got Your Six’
5FDP have partnered with Pandora for an advance stream of their new album 'Got Your Six.'
David Draiman Discusses Disturbed’s Return, ‘Immortalized’ + The State of Rock [Exclusive]
In this exclusive video interview, David Draiman talks about Disturbed's return, the 'Immortalized' album and his thoughts on the state of rock.
Slash Reveals That He and Axl Rose Are on Friendly Terms Again
It looks like a major breakthrough in the relationship between Slash and Axl Rose took place recently.
Dave Grohl Brings Up ‘Crying Grown Man’ From Audience to Sing ‘My Hero’ at Foo Fighters Sh…
It seems like every gig on Foo Fighters' current tour has a "Good Guy Grohl" moment, where frontman Dave Grohl goes above and beyond to please his adoring fans.
Three Hurt After Ceiling Collapse at Theory of a Deadman Concert in Minneapolis
A scary incident happened last night (Aug. 12) during Theory of a Deadman's show at the club First Avenue in Minneapolis.
Shinedown Announce New Album ‘Threat to Survival’
After releasing the single 'Cut the Cord' earlier this summer, Shinedown have finally revealed details of their upcoming album.
Slipknot Bassist Rushed to Hospital in Middle of Connecticut Show [Updated]
Slipknot's new bassist Alessandro "Alex" Venturella suffered an undisclosed medical emergency in the middle of Slipknot's set in Hartford, Conn., last night.
Lawsuit Seeking Release of Kurt Cobain Death-Scene Photos Dismissed by Seattle Judge
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by conspiracy theorist Richard Lee, who had sued the city of Seattle and its police department in an attempt to gain access to potentially graphic death-scene photos of Kurt Cobain.
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Reveals He Had Two Cancerous Tumors
Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson is now cancer free, but his battle was bigger than first reported.
2015 Loudwire Music Festival – Exclusive Videos
We're having a blast at the 2015 Loudwire Music Festival, and we've been filming some cool content while out enjoying the bands who are rocking the Grand Junction, Colo., crowd!
Disturbed Return With New Song ‘The Vengeful One,’ Announce New Album ‘Immortalized’
Disturbed have just unleashed a new single called 'The Vengeful One' and have announced their sixth studio album, 'Immortalized,' due out Aug. 21.