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.
Bring Me The Horizon Discuss ‘That’s The Spirit’ + Check Out A BMTH ‘Say It, Play It’ Spotify Playlist [Video]
Bring Me the Horizon unleashed their fifth album, 'That’s the Spirit,' on Friday, Sept. 11., and it finds the U.K. band exploring a new sound.
Steven Adler On Potential Guns N’ Roses Reunion: ‘The Whole Arena Would Cry With Joy’
Drummer Steven Adler is the first "classic" member to comment on the recent developments and rumors regarding Guns N' Roses.
Five Finger Death Punch Stream New Album ‘Got Your Six’
5FDP have partnered with Pandora for an advance stream of their new album 'Got Your Six.'
David Draiman Discusses Disturbed’s Return, ‘Immortalized’ + The State of Rock [Exclusive]
In this exclusive video interview, David Draiman talks about Disturbed's return, the 'Immortalized' album and his thoughts on the state of rock.
Dave Grohl Brings Up ‘Crying Grown Man’ From Audience To Sing ‘My Hero’ At Foo Fighters Show [Video]
It seems like every gig on Foo Fighters' current tour has a "Good Guy Grohl" moment, where frontman Dave Grohl goes above and beyond to please his adoring fans.
Shinedown Announce New Album ‘Threat To Survival’
After releasing the single 'Cut the Cord' earlier this summer, Shinedown have finally revealed details of their upcoming album.
Slipknot Bassist Rushed to Hospital in Middle of Connecticut Show [Updated]
Slipknot's new bassist Alessandro "Alex" Venturella suffered an undisclosed medical emergency in the middle of Slipknot's set in Hartford, Conn., last night.
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Reveals He Had Two Cancerous Tumors
Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson is now cancer free, but his battle was bigger than first reported.
Disturbed Return With New Song ‘The Vengeful One,’ Announce New Album ‘Immortalized’ [Listen]
Disturbed have just unleashed a new single called 'The Vengeful One' and have announced their sixth studio album, 'Immortalized,' due out Aug. 21.
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’ [Video]
Hall of Fame rockers Van Halen kicked off the night with a powerful performance of 'Panama.'
Blues Legend B.B. King Dies At 89
Sad news to report, as blues legend B.B. King has passed away at the age of 89. The all-time guitar great died Thursday night (May 14) in Las Vegas.
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
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.
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.
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.
2015 Loudwire Music Festival Lineup: Rob Zombie, Weezer, ADTR, Halestorm + Hinder Join Linkin Park
After announcing Linkin Park as one of the headliners of the 2015 Loudwire Music Festival, we're proud to unveil a new wave of bands who have joined the bill.