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.
September Mourning, ‘Skin and Bones’ – Exclusive Lyric Video Premiere
September Mourning are getting ready to release their new album, 'Volume II,' on July 29, and we've got the exclusive premiere of the dynamic lyric video for their new song "Skin and Bones."
Disturbed Discuss Axl Rose Fronting AC/DC and Whether They’d Continue Without a Core Membe…
What does a band do if one of its core members can no longer perform? Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez spoke with Disturbed's David Draiman and Dan Donegan at Rock on the Range about that very topic.
Loudwire Presents Metal Allegiance at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, N.Y. on August 11
Metal Allegiance are teaming up with Loudwire for a very special performance in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Tells a Backstage Marilyn Manson Underwear Story
Slipknot's Corey Taylor tells a backstage story about Marilyn Manson and his tighty whities.
Richard Patrick Discusses New Filter Album ‘Crazy Eyes’
Filter recently unleashed their seventh album, 'Crazy Eyes,' and we caught up with frontman Richard Patrick, who talked all about the album.
Dave Mustaine: If Vivaldi Played a Dean Guitar, He’d Probably Be in Megadeth
Dave Mustaine offers up some surprising musicians who have influenced him over the years.
Axl Rose Confirmed to Sing for AC/DC on Remaining 2016 Tour Dates
It's official! Axl Rose will indeed sing for AC/DC when they play their upcoming European shows and make up their postponed U.S. dates.
Dave Mustaine Talks Dystopian U.S. Future, New Megadeth Lineup + Tentative Gigantour Plans
We recently caught up with Dave Mustaine before Megadeth's show in New York City, and we had the chance to speak with the metal legend on a number of topics.
Dave Mustaine on Whether He’s the Godfather of Thrash Metal [Exclusive Video]
In his book, 'I'm the Man,' Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian wrote this about Dave Mustaine: "The guy is arguably the godfather of thrash metal." But what does Mustaine think?
Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin in Standoff With 30 Police Officers
TMZ reports that Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin was in a standoff at his Los Angeles home with 30 police officers who had their guns drawn.
Black Sabbath Bring ‘The End’ Tour to NYC With Triumphant Stand at Madison Square Garden
This is 'The End' for Black Sabbath, and the legendary band is going out on top! The metal godfathers played the "Word's Most Famous Arena" on Feb. 25 and 27.
Dave Grohl To Perform at 2016 Oscars
Dave Grohl will give a 'special performance' at the Oscars. The Foo Fighters frontman is one of several new celebrities added to the Oscar lineup.