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.
Flyleaf Talk Transition to New Singer Kristen May
Flyleaf were dealt a big blow when singer Lacey Sturm walked away from the band in 2012. However, the group quickly rebounded with Kristen May as their new vocalist.
Iron Maiden Manager on Bruce Dickinson: ‘He’s Had a Long Period of Considerable Pain’
Iron Maiden's manager Ron Smallwood has issued a lengthy update on Bruce Dickinson's condition, revealing that the singer has experienced a "long period of considerable pain and discomfort."
Papa Roach Talk ‘F.E.A.R.’ Album + Evolving Sound
Papa Roach unleashed their latest album, F.E.A.R., in January, and the entire band recently stopped by Loudwire headquarters to discuss the disc.
Legal Documents Reveal David Silveria Sent Video Message Seeking Return to Korn
Following news that founding Korn drummer David Silveria had sued his former band, documents reveal that he made a concerted effort to rejoin the band in 2013.
Pantera Camp Condemns Desecration of Dimebag’s Grave [Updated]
A post on Pantera's Facebook page condemns a despicable act by a band who desecrated Dimebag Darrell's grave.
Emigrate on Collaborating With Peaches + Korn’s Jonathan Davis
Emigrate, the band led by Rammstein's Richard Kruspe, released one of the best rock albums of 2014.
Drummer David Silveria Sues Korn
According to TMZ, founding Korn drummer David Silveria is suing his former band, claiming his 2006 departure from the group was merely a hiatus.
Video Emerges of Puddle of Mudd Singer Wes Scantlin’s Joyride on Airport Baggage Carousel
Last month, we reported that Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin was busted for taking a joyride on an oversize baggage carousel at Denver International Airport. Now, surveillance video of the rocker's airport antics have emerged.
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Undergoes Treatment for Cancerous Tumor
Startling news from Iron Maiden today (Feb. 19), as it has been revealed that singer Bruce Dickinson has undergone a seven-week treatment for a cancerous tumor.
‘That Metal Show’ Co-Host Don Jamieson Talks Ted Nugent, Lemmy Kilmister and Eddie Van Hal…
Don Jamieson discusses his favorite guests on 'That Metal Show,' as well as the musician he'd most like to see on the show.
Steel Panther Slam Kanye West in New Song
Steel Panther have now weighed in on the Kanye West controversy at the Grammys, with a new song skewering the rapper for his antics.
2015 Grammys: Complete List of Rock Winners
The 57th Grammy Awards took place Sunday night (Feb. 8), and the winners of most of the rock categories were announced during a pre-ceremony.