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.
Saving Abel, ‘Blood Stained Revolution’ – Exclusive Video Premiere
Just in time for Halloween, Saving Abel are premiering their video for 'Blood Stained Revolution' right here at Loudwire.
Black Veil Brides Singer Andy Biersack Recalls Harrowing Halloween Experience
Black Veil Brides recently stopped by our studio to discuss their new self-titled fourth album, and we were also treated to a crazy Halloween story from frontman Andy Biersack.
Slipknot Stream New Album ‘.5: The Gray Chapter’
Listen to Slipknot's new disc in its entirety before it's released on Oct. 21.
New Reports: AC/DC’s Malcolm Young Suffered a Stroke and Now Has Severe Dementia
While it is known that AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young is ailing and is no longer in the band, there haven't been many details about his condition until now.
Theory of a Deadman Talk About Teaming Up With Alice Cooper on ‘Savages’
Theory of a Deadman recently stopped by the Loudwire studio to discuss their new album, 'Savages,' and we had to ask them about working with the legendary Alice Cooper on the disc's title track.
Slipknot Unleash New Single ‘The Devil in I’
After returning with the song 'The Negative One' a few weeks ago, Slipknot have now unleashed 'The Devil in I,' the official first single from their forthcoming fifth album.
Foo Fighters Frontman Dave Grohl Welcomes Third Daughter, Loses His Father
This month has brought both wonderful and tragic events to Dave Grohl and his family.
Pearl Jam Producer Rick Parashar Dies at 50
Rick Parashar, who produced Pearl Jam's 'Ten' and other notable albums, has passed away at the age of 50.
Seether Perform Acoustic Rendition of ‘Broken’ – Exclusive Video
Seether stopped by the Loudwire studio and performed their monster hit 'Broken.' Watch the performance here.
Evanescence’s Amy Lee Gives Birth to Baby Boy
A big congratulations to Evanescence singer Amy Lee, who gave birth to a baby boy on Monday (July 28).
Tim Alexander, Drummer for Primus + Puscifer, Suffers Heart Attack
Veteran rock drummer Tim Alexander, a longtime member of Primus and key contributor to Maynard James Keenan's Puscifer project, has suffered a heart attack.
Founding Ramones Drummer Tommy Ramone Dies
Tommy Ramone, the last surviving founding member of the legendary punk band The Ramones, has passed away at the age of 62.