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.
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.
Classic Misfits Lineup Performs First Show Since 1983 at Denver Riot Fest [Watch]
The classic Misfits lineup of Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein performed their first show since 1983 at the Denver Riot Fest.
Jane’s Addiction Bring Their ‘Ritual’ to the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y.
Check out our review and photo gallery of Jane's Addiction's July 17 show in Port Chester, N.Y.
Joe Perry Rushed to Hospital Mid-Show During Hollywood Vampires Gig in Brooklyn
Legendary Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was rushed to the hospital in the middle of his band Hollywood Vampires' show in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sunday night.
Disturbed Discuss Axl Rose Fronting AC/DC and Whether They’d Continue Without a Core Membe…
What does a band do if one of its core members can no longer perform? Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez spoke with Disturbed's David Draiman and Dan Donegan at Rock on the Range about that very topic.
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Tells a Backstage Marilyn Manson Underwear Story
Slipknot's Corey Taylor tells a backstage story about Marilyn Manson and his tighty whities.
Filter’s Richard Patrick on Donald Trump: ‘He’s Behaving Like a 4-Year-Old Child’
Filter have embarked on their 'Make America Hate Again' trek, and with that tour name, you know Richard Patrick has some strong opinions on Donald Trump.
Lita Ford and Lzzy Hale Team Up for ‘Cherry Bomb’ and ‘Close My Eyes Forever’ in NYC
It was a special night last night (April 27) at New York City's Webster Hall, where Halestorm, Lita Ford and Dorothy played a show on their current U.S tour.
Richard Patrick Discusses New Filter Album ‘Crazy Eyes’
Filter recently unleashed their seventh album, 'Crazy Eyes,' and we caught up with frontman Richard Patrick, who talked all about the album.
Dave Mustaine: If Vivaldi Played a Dean Guitar, He’d Probably Be in Megadeth
Dave Mustaine offers up some surprising musicians who have influenced him over the years.
Axl Rose Confirmed to Sing for AC/DC on Remaining 2016 Tour Dates
It's official! Axl Rose will indeed sing for AC/DC when they play their upcoming European shows and make up their postponed U.S. dates.
Dave Mustaine on Whether He’s the Godfather of Thrash Metal [Exclusive Video]
In his book, 'I'm the Man,' Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian wrote this about Dave Mustaine: "The guy is arguably the godfather of thrash metal." But what does Mustaine think?