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.
Troubled Creed Singer Scott Stapp Posts Two New Public Video Statements
Two more video statements have been posted by troubled Creed singer Scott Stapp.
Divorce Papers Filed by Scott Stapp’s Wife Claim Drug Use, Bizarre Texts + More
It appears that Scott Stapp's bizarre video testimonial is in response to recent divorce papers filed by his wife Jaclyn.
Murder-for-Hire Charges Against AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Have Been Dropped
The shocking murder-for-hire charges against AC/DC's Phil Rudd have now been dropped due to "insufficient evidence."
Slash on What He Admires Most About Axl Rose – Exclusive Video
Instead of harping on the negative, we asked Slash to name a few of Axl's best qualities.
Slash Talks ‘World on Fire’ Album – Exclusive Video
Slash discusses his new album 'World on Fire,' the title track and more in this exclusive interview.
Black Sabbath Play Final Scheduled 2014 Show as Tony Iommi Vows Band Will Tour Again
Black Sabbath played their final scheduled show of 2014, which was rumored to be their last ever gig, but Tony Iommi has vowed the band will tour again.
Metallica Take on the Haters at Glastonbury Gig With Explosive Set, Expressive T-Shirt + M…
Metallica responded to all the weeks of backlash leading up to their headlining set at Glastonbury fest in England in a very clever and explosive way.
Pearl Jam Rock ‘Frozen’ Song ‘Let It Go’ in Concert
Grunge legends Pearl Jam put their own spin on the ubiquitous 'Frozen' song 'Let It Go' in concert.
Korn Unleash New Song ‘Hater’
Korn have released a brand-new song called 'Hater' that appears on the upcoming expanded reissue of the band's 2013 album 'The Paradigm Shift.'
Staind’s Aaron Lewis Unleashes Profanity-Laced Tirade Against ‘A–hole’ Concertgoers
Staind frontman Aaron Lewis delivered an onstage rant for the ages against a group of unruly concertgoers at Rockfest in Kansas City.
#NextUp: Heaven’s Basement Build an ‘Empire,’ Perform ‘Nothing Left To Lose’ + ‘Can’t Let …
The guys in Heaven's Basement recently stopped by the Loudwire studio to film the first edition of our new series #NextUp, which spotlights a band on the rise
Philip Anselmo Talks Possible Pantera Reunion, Performs With Zakk Wylde and Rex Brown
In a new interview, Philip Anselmo reiterates that the idea of a Pantera reunion is still very intriguing to him, and that he continues to discuss the possibility with Wylde.