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.
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 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.
Musicians and Actors Pay Respect to Chris Cornell at Memorial Service
Chris Cornell's memorial service at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery was attended by many of his music peers, as well as a number of A-list actors.
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.
Eagles Legend Glenn Frey Dies at 67
Sad news to report, as another classic rock legend has passed away. Eagles singer-guitarist Glenn Frey has died at the age of 67.
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.
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.
Watch Scott Weiland’s Final Video Interview
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.
Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Assaulted in Ireland
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe was assaulted late Sunday night / early Monday morning prior to the band's gig in Dublin, Ireland, on Monday night (Nov. 9)
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.
Nine Inch Nails and Deep Purple Among the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
The nominees for the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction have just been announced, and Nine Inch Nails and Deep Purple are among the 15 contenders.