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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.
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Slash Rocks National Anthem at NHL Playoff Game in Los Angeles

Yesterday (May 24), the legendary Slash busted out his inner Jimi Hendrix by performing the national anthem on guitar at the NHL playoff game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Chicago Blackhawks at the Staples Center in L.A.

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Guitarist Jim Root Is Out of Stone Sour

Update (5:45PM ET): This story has been amended with a statement from Stone Sour confirming that Jim Root is in fact no longer in the band.

Earlier this year, guitarist Jim Root sat out Stone Sour's tour with the reason given that he was concentrating his efforts on writing music for Slipknot's next album. However, now the band has announced that it has parted ways with Root.

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Peter Criss Joins Rob Zombie for Performance of KISS’ ‘God of Thunder’

A few days ago, Rob Zombie promised that KISS legend Peter Criss would be joining him onstage at their Camden, N.J., show on Saturday night (May 10), and that's exactly what happened. The veteran stickman rocked the KISS classic 'God of Thunder' with Zombie and his band.

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Zakk Wylde’s Stolen Pelham Blue Bullseye Gibson LP Custom Guitar Recovered

Back in March, we reported that Zakk Wylde's Pelham Blue Bullseye Gibson LP Custom guitar was stolen out of the back of his tour bus during the Chicago stop on the Experience Hendrix trek. Now, there's some good news to report, as the Black Label Society frontman's prized axe has been recovered.

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