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 Soars and Slash Shines as Guns N’ Roses Turn Madison Square Garden Into a Rock ‘P…
See photos and read our recap of Guns N' Roses' dominant Oct. 15 performance at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Hollywood Undead Part Ways With Matty ‘Da Kurlzz’ Busek
Hollywood Undead have announced that longtime vocalist / percussionist Matty 'Da Kurlzz' Busek has left the band.
Jared Leto Honors Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell at MTV Video Music Awards
During the MTV Video Music Awards, Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto took the stage to pay tribute to Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.
Marilyn Manson’s Father Hugh Warner Dies
Sad news to report, as Marilyn Manson's father has passed away.
Corey Taylor Back to Headbanging a Year After Surgery; Offers Timeline for Slipknot Return
Corey Taylor offers an update on his health a year after undergoing spinal surgery, and also outlines a timeline for Slipknot's return following Stone Sour's promotion of 'Hydrograd.'
Chris Cornell Toxicology Report Lists Several Prescription Drugs in Singer’s Body; Autopsy…
A toxicology report for Chris Cornell has been obtained by TMZ, and it reveals a multitude of prescription drugs in the late Soundgarden singer's body at the time of his death.
Myles Kennedy: Chris Cornell Was a ‘Talent That Comes Along Once Every Few Decades’
Alter Bridge / Slash vocalist Myles Kennedy talks about Chris Cornell's talents, and shares a personal story about the late Soundgarden singer.
Rock on the Range 2017: Korn, Papa Roach, Seether, Frank Carter + More Highlight Day 2 [Ph…
Check out our recap and exclusive photo gallery of Rock on the Range 2017 Day 2.
Loudwire Legacy: Pantera’s ‘Vulgar Display of Power’ (Trailer)
Watch the trailer for our new Loudwire Legacy documentary on Pantera's landmark album 'Vulgar Display of Power.'
Pearl Jam, Journey, Yes + More Among 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
The ballots are in, and the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been revealed.
Temple of the Dog Perform at New York’s Madison Square Garden [Photos]
Check out our recap and photo gallery of Temple of the Dog's show at Madison Square Garden.
Metallica Rock New York’s Webster Hall, Debut ‘Moth Into Flame’ Live + Hint at Stadium Tou…
Check out our review and gallery of Metallica's intimate club show at NYC's Webster Hall.