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 Report Reveals Details of His Death
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 Hollywood Vampires
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 Video]
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 Available on Demand
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.
Steven Adler Performs With Guns N’ Roses in Cincinnati
Drummer Steven Adler joined fellow classic Guns N' Roses members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan for two songs in Cincinnati on July 6.
Disturbed Discuss Axl Rose Fronting AC/DC and Whether They’d Continue Without a Core Member
What does a band do if one of its core members can no longer perform? Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez spoke with Disturbed's David Draiman and Dan Donegan at Rock on the Range about that very topic.
Dave Mustaine on Whether He’s the Godfather of Thrash Metal [Exclusive Video]
In his book, 'I'm the Man,' Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian wrote this about Dave Mustaine: "The guy is arguably the godfather of thrash metal." But what does Mustaine think?
Dave Grohl To Perform at 2016 Oscars
Dave Grohl will give a 'special performance' at the Oscars. The Foo Fighters frontman is one of several new celebrities added to the Oscar lineup.
Rock Legend David Bowie Dies at 69
Absolutely shocking and sad news to report, as rock legend David Bowie has passed away at the age of 69. The music icon died Jan. 10 after an 18 month battle with cancer that had not been previously revealed.
Axl Rose Tweets: Only Thing I’ve ‘Confirmed’ Is My Love of Taco Bell
Amid all the reports and rumors about a classic Guns N' Roses reunion, Axl Rose has remained silent -- until now.
Slipknot, Highly Suspect, Ghost, Lamb of God, Foo Fighters + More Earn Nominations for 2016 Grammy Awards
Slipknot, Highly Suspect, Ghost, Lamb of God and Foo Fighters are among the acts competing at the 2016 event.
Scott Weiland’s Final Video Interview [Watch]
Two nights before Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota, he spoke with Toronto based outlet Live in Limbo, which appears to be his final interview caught on video.
Foo Fighters Cancel Remainder of Europe Tour In Wake Of Paris Terrorist Attacks
Foo Fighters have announced that they've canceled the remainder of their Europe tour in the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks that took place in Paris on Friday night (Nov. 13).
Metallica Share Video of James Hetfield Recording New Album
After James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett recently confirmed that Metallica are working on their first new studio album since 2008's 'Death Magnetic,' the band has now posted footage of Hetfield recording in the studio.