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.
Foo Fighters Frontman Dave Grohl Welcomes Third Daughter, Loses His Father
This month has brought both wonderful and tragic events to Dave Grohl and his family.
Pearl Jam Producer Rick Parashar Dies at 50
Rick Parashar, who produced Pearl Jam's 'Ten' and other notable albums, has passed away at the age of 50.
Anthrax, ‘Chile on Hell’ DVD – Exclusive Trailer Premiere + Scott Ian Interview
Anthrax are set to unleash their new live DVD, the awesomely titled 'Chile on Hell,' on Sept. 16.
Seether Perform Acoustic Rendition of ‘Broken’ – Exclusive Video
Seether stopped by the Loudwire studio and performed their monster hit 'Broken.' Watch the performance here.
Evanescence’s Amy Lee Gives Birth to Baby Boy
A big congratulations to Evanescence singer Amy Lee, who gave birth to a baby boy on Monday (July 28).
Tim Alexander, Drummer for Primus + Puscifer, Suffers Heart Attack
Veteran rock drummer Tim Alexander, a longtime member of Primus and key contributor to Maynard James Keenan's Puscifer project, has suffered a heart attack.
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Recalls Phone Conversation With Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain
We had the opportunity to ask Weird Al about his phone conversation with Kurt Cobain when he was seeking permission to spoof Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit.'
Metal Youngsters Unlocking the Truth Ink Major Deal With Sony Records
Last year, Unlocking the Truth were playing the streets of New York City. A year later, the youngsters have just signed a major record deal with Sony.
Founding Ramones Drummer Tommy Ramone Dies
Tommy Ramone, the last surviving founding member of the legendary punk band The Ramones, has passed away at the age of 62.
Faith No More Perform New Songs at London and Poland Gigs
Faith No More performed their first new material in more than 15 years at gigs in London and Poland.