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.
Deep Purple, Cheap Trick + More Among 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
The 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been announced, and legendary rockers Deep Purple have finally made the cut, along with Cheap Trick and more.
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.
NFL Butt Fumbles Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show: What About Metallica or Even Green Day?
In a questionable football decision, the NFL has decided to tap Coldplay as the halftime act for Super Bowl 50 instead of a Bay Area act like Metallica or Green Day.
Foo Fighters Cancel Remainder of Europe Tour in Wake of Paris Terrorist Attacks
Foo Fighters have announced that they've canceled the remainder of their Europe tour in the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks that took place in Paris on Friday night (Nov. 13).
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.
David Draiman on Disturbed’s Future, Fatherhood and Device
In this installment of our series of video interviews with David Draiman, he discusses Disturbed's future, fatherhood and the fate of his other band Device.
Motorhead Cancel Denver Riot Fest Gig Due to High Altitude Concerns for Lemmy Kilmister
Motorhead decided to cancel their appearance at Riot Fest in Denver last night after cutting short their gig in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Thursday night.
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
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.
Three Hurt After Ceiling Collapse at Theory of a Deadman Concert in Minneapolis
A scary incident happened last night (Aug. 12) during Theory of a Deadman's show at the club First Avenue in Minneapolis.