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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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Former Pearl Jam Management Executive Pleads Guilty to Stealing From Band

Back in June of this year, we reported on the case of Ricky Charles Goodrich, an executive at Pearl Jam's former management company who was charged with stealing $380,000 from the band over a four-year period. Now, Goodrich has pleaded guilty to 6 counts associated with those charges.

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Dir En Grey Guitarist Kaoru Discusses Latest EP, Next Album + Scream for the Truth Campaign

Dir En Grey just wrapped up a North American tour and we were able to catch up with guitarist Kaoru for a brief interview prior to the band's gig at New York City's Irving Plaza (check out our recap and photos of that show here).

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Thirty Seconds To Mars Discuss ‘City of Angels,’ ‘Love Lust Faith + Dreams’ + More

Thirty Seconds to Mars are riding high with their new album 'Love Lust Faith + Dreams' and their latest single 'City of Angels.' Singer Jared Leto and drummer Shannon Leto recently stopped by the Loudwire studio to discuss both the album and the single, along with a few other topics. With the short film for 'City of Angels' coming out today, we present the first portion of our interview with Jared and Shannon (above) along with the 'City of Angels' video (below).

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Young Woman Plays Guns N’ Roses ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ on Ancient Chinese Instrument Guzheng

'She's got an instrument that seems to me / Reminds me of ancient memories' ... A young woman from Vancouver, Canada, has become a YouTube sensation after posting a video of herself playing the Guns N' Roses' classic 'Sweet Child O' Mine' on the ancient Chinese instrument the guzheng.

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Disturbed / Device Singer David Draiman and Wife Welcome Baby Boy Into the World

Congratulations to Disturbed / Device singer David Draiman and his lovely wife Lena on the birth of their baby boy, Samuel Bear Isamu Draiman! The little rocker entered the world at 12:58AM on Thursday (Sept. 12)! See a picture of the cute kid below.

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Ozzy Osbourne’s Son Jack Osbourne To Compete on ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Will we be seeing a waltz to Black Sabbath's 'God Is Dead?' on ABC's 'Dancing With the Stars' this season? That could be the case, as Ozzy Osbourne's son Jack has signed on to be one of the celebrity competitors on the show.

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Lamb of God Not Playing Malaysia Gig Following Death Threats and Government Ministry Decision

After reports surfaced last week that government agencies in Malaysia were looking to ban Lamb of God from playing their Sept. 28 gig at the Rockaway Festival in Kuala Lumpur, a decision has now been made to prevent the American metal band from performing in the country. In addition, the promoter of the festival at which Lamb of God were to play also nixed the show because of death threats to the band.

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