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.
Dave Lombardo: ‘My Door’s Open’ to Slayer Return
In a new interview, drummer Dave Lombardo says he wouldn't rule out a return to Slayer.
Teenage Time Killer Featuring Dave Grohl, Corey Taylor + Randy Blythe Inks Record Deal
Teenage Time Killer, the project first reported in 2013 that features contributions from Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Slipknot's Corey Taylor, Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, has inked a deal with Rise Records to release an album in 2015.
Dave Mustaine: Megadeth Fans Would Be ‘Very Happy’ Knowing What’s Going On Right Now
Dave Mustaine just made a public comment on the status of Megadeth, suggesting that good things are in store for the legendary metal act.
Anthrax Guitarist Scott Ian Talks ‘I’m the Man,’ Mother’s Reaction to Book, ’70s New York …
Scott Ian recently stopped by our studio to chat about his new book 'I'm the Man: The Story of That Guy From Anthrax.'
Green Day, Lou Reed + Joan Jett Among 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
A big congratulations to Green Day, who have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Lou Reed and others.
Misfits’ Jerry Only: If Glenn Danzig Wants To Come Be a Team Player, We’re Good
We caught up with Jerry Only, who gave us a different perspective on a potential Misfits reunion with Glenn Danzig and Doyle.
Scott Stapp Denies Allegations as Secret Service Investigates Creed Singer
The Secret Service is investigating Creed singer Scott Stapp, who denies recent claims made about him.
Man Says AC/DC’s Phil Rudd Wanted Him To Be His Bodyguard, Not His Hitman
The unidentified man explains that Rudd offered him $250,000 Australian ($192,000 U.S.) and the pick of one his luxury cars to be his bodyguard.
911 Tape Emerges: Relatives Claim Scott Stapp Was on Mission to ‘Assassinate’ President Ob…
TMZ has released a 911 call from last month in which Scott Stapp's wife Jaclyn and sister-in-law call into the Sheriff's office.
Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro Designs Guitar Strap Sex Toy
Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro has come up with perhaps the most innovative guitar strap ever.
Green Day Guitarist Jason White Battling Tonsil Cancer
Green Day have revealed that their guitarist Jason White is battling tonsil cancer.
Slayer and Crew Rescue Freezing Little Kitten
Prior to their show in Indianapolis a couple nights ago, the Slayer crew helped find a kitten a new home.