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.
Eddie Vedder on Chris Cornell: ‘He Was Someone I Looked Up to Like My Older Brother’
After remaining silent on Chris Cornell's death, Eddie Vedder opened up about his fallen friend at a concert in England.
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.
J. Geils Dead at 71
Sad news to report, as J. Geils, the guitarist and founder of his namesake group the J. Geils Band, has died at the age of 71.
Joe Perry on Receiving the NAMM TEC Les Paul Award, Aerosmith’s Touring Plans + Future of …
Aerosmith's Joe Perry received the Les Paul Award at the NAMM TEC Awards, and Loudwire was given the privilege of sitting down with the legendary guitarist.
Pop Star George Michael Dead at 53
Sad news to report on Christmas Day, as pop star George Michael died today at the age of 53.
Zakk Wylde Reveals the Wild Things You Can Do With His Wylde Audio Guitars [Exclusive Vide…
The legendary Zakk Wylde has his own new line of guitars under his Wylde Audio brand, and the veteran axeman gave Loudwire an intriguing look at his "fiddles."
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 Global Citizen Festival, Announce New York City Club Show
Metallica rocked New York City's Central Park last night (Sept. 24) as one of the performers at the Global Citizen festival.
Rob Zombie Unveils ‘The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore’ Video; ’31’ Movie A…
Rob Zombie has unleashed a music video for his song "The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore," plus his new horror movie '31' is available on demand now.
Joe Perry Rushed to Hospital Mid-Show During Hollywood Vampires Gig in Brooklyn
Legendary Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was rushed to the hospital in the middle of his band Hollywood Vampires' show in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sunday night.