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.
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.
Lawsuit Seeking Release of Kurt Cobain Death-Scene Photos Dismissed by Seattle Judge
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by conspiracy theorist Richard Lee, who had sued the city of Seattle and its police department in an attempt to gain access to potentially graphic death-scene photos of Kurt Cobain.
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.
Rainbow / Elf Bassist Craig Gruber Dies at 63
Sad news to report as Craig Gruber, bassist in the Ronnie James Dio groups Elf and Rainbow, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, at the age of 63.
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
Flyleaf Talk Transition to New Singer Kristen May
Flyleaf were dealt a big blow when singer Lacey Sturm walked away from the band in 2012. However, the group quickly rebounded with Kristen May as their new vocalist.
Founding Broken Hope Drummer Ryan Stanek Dies at 42
Sad news to report, as former Broken Hope drummer Ryan Stanek has passed away at the age of 42. The musician died unexpectedly in Wisconsin on March 1.
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.
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Undergoes Treatment for Cancerous Tumor
Startling news from Iron Maiden today (Feb. 19), as it has been revealed that singer Bruce Dickinson has undergone a seven-week treatment for a cancerous tumor.