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.
Def Leppard / Dio Guitarist Vivian Campbell: ‘My Cancer Has Returned’
Discouraging news to report, as Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has revealed that his cancer has returned.
Man Dies After Fall at Chevelle Concert
Horrible news out of Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, as a man died while making his way onto a catwalk at a Chevelle concert at the Aragon Ballroom.
Van Halen Open 2015 Billboard Music Awards With Rousing Performance of ‘Panama’
Hall of Fame rockers Van Halen kicked off the night with a powerful performance of 'Panama.'
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Given the ‘All Clear’ in Cancer Battle
Following the startling revelation back in February that Bruce Dickinson was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor on the back of his tongue, the legendary Iron Maiden singer has now been given the "all clear" by his doctors.
Creed’s Scott Stapp: I Have Bipolar Disorder and ‘Was Out of My Mind’ During Meltdown
Following his public meltdown late last year, Creed singer Scott Stapp reveals that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and is getting his life back on track.
Rainbow / Elf Bassist Craig Gruber Dies at 63
Sad news to report as Craig Gruber, bassist in the Ronnie James Dio groups Elf and Rainbow, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, at the age of 63.
Scott Ian Talks Tenacious D’s Grammy Win + Anthrax’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Mixtape Track
Scott Ian talks about Anthrax's recent Grammy loss in the Best Metal Performance category to comedy duo Tenacious D.
Motor Sister Talk Formation of the Band, Future Plans + More
In this exclusive video interview, you'll hear Motor Sister talk about how they formed, what attracted Scott Ian and Pearl Aday to Mother Superior's music and their plans for the future.
AC/DC Rock 2015 Coachella Festival
"I hope you like rock 'n' roll, cause that's all we do!" That's what AC/DC's Brian Johnson told an audience of hipsters last night at the Coachella festival.
Dave Brockie’s Father Sues GWAR Members Over Late Frontman’s Remains, Possessions + More
In a shocking lawsuit, late GWAR leader Dave Brockie's father has sued the surviving band members and their management company, Slave Pit Inc.
Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts Guitarist Jeremy Brown Dies
Shocking news to report as Jeremy Brown, guitarist for Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, has passed away.
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Comments on Mick Thomson Stabbing Incident
Following the news earlier that Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson was stabbed in the head by his own brother during a scuffle, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has commented on the situation