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.
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Comments on Mick Thomson Stabbing Incident
Following the news earlier that Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson was stabbed in the head by his own brother during a scuffle, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has commented on the situation
Flyleaf Talk Transition to New Singer Kristen May
Flyleaf were dealt a big blow when singer Lacey Sturm walked away from the band in 2012. However, the group quickly rebounded with Kristen May as their new vocalist.
Iron Maiden Manager on Bruce Dickinson: ‘He’s Had a Long Period of Considerable Pain’
Iron Maiden's manager Ron Smallwood has issued a lengthy update on Bruce Dickinson's condition, revealing that the singer has experienced a "long period of considerable pain and discomfort."
Papa Roach Talk ‘F.E.A.R.’ Album + Evolving Sound
Papa Roach unleashed their latest album, F.E.A.R., in January, and the entire band recently stopped by Loudwire headquarters to discuss the disc.
Founding Broken Hope Drummer Ryan Stanek Dies at 42
Sad news to report, as former Broken Hope drummer Ryan Stanek has passed away at the age of 42. The musician died unexpectedly in Wisconsin on March 1.
Legal Documents Reveal David Silveria Sent Video Message Seeking Return to Korn
Following news that founding Korn drummer David Silveria had sued his former band, documents reveal that he made a concerted effort to rejoin the band in 2013.
Pantera Camp Condemns Desecration of Dimebag’s Grave [Updated]
A post on Pantera's Facebook page condemns a despicable act by a band who desecrated Dimebag Darrell's grave.
Emigrate on Collaborating With Peaches + Korn’s Jonathan Davis
Emigrate, the band led by Rammstein's Richard Kruspe, released one of the best rock albums of 2014.
Drummer David Silveria Sues Korn
According to TMZ, founding Korn drummer David Silveria is suing his former band, claiming his 2006 departure from the group was merely a hiatus.
Video Emerges of Puddle of Mudd Singer Wes Scantlin’s Joyride on Airport Baggage Carousel
Last month, we reported that Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin was busted for taking a joyride on an oversize baggage carousel at Denver International Airport. Now, surveillance video of the rocker's airport antics have emerged.