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.
Korn’s Munky: Tye Trujillo Is an ‘Exact Duplicate of His Dad in Every Way’
Korn guitarist Munky discusses the talents of 12-year-old Tye Trujillo, who filled in for Fieldy on the band's recent South American tour.
Chris Cornell Toxicology Report Lists Several Prescription Drugs in Singer’s Body; Autopsy Report Reveals Details of His Death
A toxicology report for Chris Cornell has been obtained by TMZ, and it reveals a multitude of prescription drugs in the late Soundgarden singer's body at the time of his death.
Corey Taylor: Stone Sour’s ‘Fabuless’ Is About ‘People Who Are Famous for Nothing’
Corey Taylor tells Loudwire the meaning of two new Stone Sour songs, revealing one of them is about "people who are famous for nothing.'
Myles Kennedy: Chris Cornell Was a ‘Talent That Comes Along Once Every Few Decades’
Alter Bridge / Slash vocalist Myles Kennedy talks about Chris Cornell's talents, and shares a personal story about the late Soundgarden singer.
Corey Taylor: ‘I Didn’t Realize the Impact Chris Cornell Had on Me as a Writer and Singer’
In our exclusive interview with Corey Taylor, the Stone Sour / Slipknot frontman discusses what Chris Cornell's music meant to him.
Rock on the Range 2017: Korn, Papa Roach, Seether, Frank Carter + More Highlight Day 2 [Photos]
Check out our recap and exclusive photo gallery of Rock on the Range 2017 Day 2.
Rock on the Range 2017: Chris Cornell Tribute, Live, Bush, Gojira, Chevelle + More Cap Weather-Delayed Day 1 [Photos]
See our photos and recap of Day 1 of Rock on the Range 2017 in Columbus, Ohio.
Ivan Moody: I Am Not Leaving Five Finger Death Punch
Following reports that Ivan Moody was departing Five Finger Death Punch, the singer has set the record straight.
J. Geils Dead at 71
Sad news to report, as J. Geils, the guitarist and founder of his namesake group the J. Geils Band, has died at the age of 71.
Bring Me the Horizon Leave Fans ‘Happy’ With Infectious Anthems at New York City’s Terminal 5
While BMTH may have changed direction with the melodic 'That's the Spirit' album, the energy of their live show is as intense as ever.
Loudwire Legacy: Pantera’s ‘Vulgar Display of Power’ (Trailer)
Watch the trailer for our new Loudwire Legacy documentary on Pantera's landmark album 'Vulgar Display of Power.'
Metallica Play Post-Grammys Gig at Hollywood Palladium With Riffs Blazing and Mics On
After technical difficulties plagued Metallica's Grammy set, the band was able to channel its frustration into a monster set at the Hollywood Palladium as part of the weeklong Citi Sound Vault series.