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.
Houston Open Air 2017 Lineup Led by Five Finger Death Punch, Prophets of Rage, Marilyn Manson + Stone Sour
The lineup for the 2017 edition of Houston Open Air has been announced, and features a number of prominent hard rock and metal bands.
Musicians and Actors Pay Respect to Chris Cornell at Memorial Service
Chris Cornell's memorial service at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery was attended by many of his music peers, as well as a number of A-list actors.
Ivan Moody: I Am Not Leaving Five Finger Death Punch
Following reports that Ivan Moody was departing Five Finger Death Punch, the singer has set the record straight.
Drive Founding Member Rick Chavez Dies
Sad news to report, as Rick Chavez, a founding member of the metal band Drive, has suddenly passed away.
Metal Allegiance Perform Metallica’s ‘Disposable Heroes’ in Honor of Cliff Burton
At Metal Allegiance‘s show in Anaheim, Calif., on Jan. 20, one of the highlights was a rendition of Metallica's "Disposable Heroes" in honor of Cliff Burton.
Green Day Rock New York City’s Webster Hall [Photos]
See our photos from Green Day's recent show at New York City's Webster Hall.
Metallica Rock Global Citizen Festival, Announce New York City Club Show
Metallica rocked New York City's Central Park last night (Sept. 24) as one of the performers at the Global Citizen festival.
Metallica Announce 2016 Fall Latin America Tour
With the excitement surrounding Metallica's upcoming album, the legendary metal band has announced dates for a brief fall tour of Latin America.
Joe Perry Rushed to Hospital Mid-Show During Hollywood Vampires Gig in Brooklyn
Legendary Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was rushed to the hospital in the middle of his band Hollywood Vampires' show in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sunday night.
Steven Adler Performs With Guns N’ Roses in Cincinnati
Drummer Steven Adler joined fellow classic Guns N' Roses members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan for two songs in Cincinnati on July 6.