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, ‘America 51′ – Exclusive Excerpt From the Slipknot / Stone Sour Frontman’s New Book
In this excerpt from Corey Taylor's new book, he explains how 'America 51' took a very different turn when Donald Trump was elected president.
Adrenaline Mob Involved in Fatal Vehicle Crash in Florida [Updated]
At least one person is dead, and several are injured after a tractor-trailer crashed into Adrenaline Mob's RV in Florida.
Drive Founding Member Rick Chavez Dies
Sad news to report, as Rick Chavez, a founding member of the metal band Drive, has suddenly passed away.
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.
Metallica Announce 2016 Fall Latin America Tour
With the excitement surrounding Metallica's upcoming album, the legendary metal band has announced dates for a brief fall tour of Latin America.
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.
Black Sabbath Postpone Shows as Ozzy Osbourne Battles Extreme Sinusitis [Updated]
Black Sabbath fans in Edmonton and Calgary will have to wait a bit longer to see the heavy metal legends on their final tour.
Jefferson Airplane / Jefferson Starship Founder Paul Kantner Dies at 74
Sadly, another classic rock legend has passed away. Paul Kantner, the founding guitarist of Jefferson Airplane and its spinoff band Jefferson Starship, died Thursday, Jan. 28.
Death of Wayne Static’s Widow Tera Wray Officially Ruled Suicide
It was reported that Tera Wray Static, the widow of Static-X frontman Wayne Static, had died of an apparent suicide at the age of 33. Now, a coroner has confirmed that Tera Wray did indeed take her own life.
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.
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.