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.
New Reports: AC/DC’s Malcolm Young Suffered a Stroke and Now Has Severe Dementia
While it is known that AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young is ailing and is no longer in the band, there haven't been many details about his condition until now.
AC/DC Announce New Album ‘Rock or Bust,’ Reveal That Malcolm Young Will Not Return to Band
AC/DC have just announced that their new album will be titled 'Rock or Bust,' and arrive on Dec. 2. Unfortunately, Malcolm Young will not return to the band.
Staind’s Aaron Lewis Survives Plane Scare
A scary moment occurred for Staind singer Aaron Lewis when a private charter jet he was a passenger on Saturday (Sept. 20) veered off the taxiway.
Robbie Merrill and Tony Rombola Talk Godsmack’s Near Breakup, Early Years + More
Godsmack will celebrate 20 years of existence in 2015, and like any relationship, the band members have had their ups and downs over the course of two decades.
Machine Head Postpone North American Tour To Complete Work on New Album
Disappointing news for fans of Machine Head, who have just announced the postponement of their planned North American tour with Children of Bodom, Epica and Battlecross.
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor on Joey Jordison: He’s in a Place in His Life That’s Not Where We …
While still not giving the exact reason why Slipknot parted ways with Joey Jordison late last year, frontman Corey Taylor has divulged more than he ever has about the drummer's ousting from the band.
Buckcherry Play ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’
Buckcherry guitarist Keith Nelson and vocalist Josh Todd graciously agreed to sit down for a game of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?' with Loudwire.
You Me At Six on Breaking Through in America, ‘Cavalier Youth’ + More
During a recent trip to New York, You Me At Six stopped by the Loudwire studio to discuss their U.S. success, the creation of the new album and more.
Black Veil Brides Preview New Album and Unveil Cover Art + Track List at NYC Listening Par…
Black Veil Brides invited about 20 or so lucky fans, as well as select members of the media, to listen to their new album at the Universal Records studio in New York City.
Survivor Singer Jimi Jamison Dead at 63
Jimi Jamison, who was the singer of the rock band Survivor in the '80s and twice again in the 2000s, died at the age of 63 following a heart attack on Sunday (Aug. 31).
Theory of a Deadman Talk About Teaming Up With Alice Cooper on ‘Savages’
Theory of a Deadman recently stopped by the Loudwire studio to discuss their new album, 'Savages,' and we had to ask them about working with the legendary Alice Cooper on the disc's title track.
Slipknot Unleash New Single ‘The Devil in I’
After returning with the song 'The Negative One' a few weeks ago, Slipknot have now unleashed 'The Devil in I,' the official first single from their forthcoming fifth album.