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.
Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin in Standoff With 30 Police Officers
TMZ reports that Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin was in a standoff at his Los Angeles home with 30 police officers who had their guns drawn.
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.
David Bowie and Lemmy Kilmister Honored With Awesome ‘Ace of Space’ Mashup
The music world lost two giants of rock within two weeks of each other when Lemmy Kilmister died on Dec. 28, 2015, and David Bowie passed away on Jan. 10, 2016.
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.
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 201…
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.
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).
Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Assaulted in Ireland
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe was assaulted late Sunday night / early Monday morning prior to the band's gig in Dublin, Ireland, on Monday night (Nov. 9)
Kirk Hammett: New Metallica Album Most Likely in 2016, At Worst Early 2017
According to Kirk Hammett, it is likely a new Metallica album will arrive next year, but he doesn't guarantee it, offering early 2017 as a possibility, as well.
Metallica Share Video of James Hetfield Recording New Album
After James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett recently confirmed that Metallica are working on their first new studio album since 2008's 'Death Magnetic,' the band has now posted footage of Hetfield recording in the studio.
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.