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.
Axl Rose on Death Hoax: ‘If I’m Dead, Do I Still Have to Pay Taxes?’
Apparently, an Internet hoax was making the rounds on Wednesday stating the almighty Axl Rose had died.
Megadeth’s David Ellefson: We Are Not Disbanding
Following the sudden departures of drummer Shawn Drover and guitarist Chris Broderick last week, there have many questions about the future of Megadeth.
Remembering Dimebag Darrell: Black Veil Brides Pay Tribute to ‘Huge Influence’
Black Veil Brides share their thoughts on Dimebag and his influence on their music.
Creed Bassist Brian Marshall Contacts Troubled Singer Scott Stapp
While guitarist Mark Tremonti said he was unable to reach Scott Stapp, bassist Brian Marshall reveals he has made contact with the troubled singer.
Scott Stapp’s Wife Seeks 60-Day Psych Hold for Creed Singer
Scott Stapp's estranged wife has filed legal documents to have the Creed singer committed to a mental facility for 60 days.
Troubled Creed Singer Scott Stapp Posts Two New Public Video Statements
Two more video statements have been posted by troubled Creed singer Scott Stapp.
Report: Creed’s Scott Stapp Was Placed on Psych Hold + Threatened to Kill Himself
A new report from TMZ reveals that Scott Stapp was placed on 72-hour psych hold, among other startling revelations.
Mark Tremonti ‘Tried Reaching Out’ to Scott Stapp
Given Scott Stapp's troubles, Tremonti has made an effort to reach out to Stapp, but unfortunately he hasn't been able to get in contact with him.
Guitarist Chris Broderick Quits Megadeth
Only hours after it was revealed that drummer Shawn Drover had exited Megadeth, guitarist Chris Broderick has announced that he has quit the legendary metal band.
Drummer Shawn Drover Exits Megadeth
In surprising news, drummer Shawn Drover has announced that he has quit Megadeth.
AC/DC Share Their Scariest Tour Moments
Angus Young and Brian Johnson of AC/DC talk about their scariest moments on tour.
Angus Young + Brian Johnson Discuss Malcolm Young’s Absence From AC/DC [Exclusive Video]
We sat down with guitarist Angus Young and singer Brian Johnson to discuss Malcolm's absence from the band and the decision to keep going without him.