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.
Slipknot Bassist Rushed to Hospital in Middle of Connecticut Show [Updated]
Slipknot's new bassist Alessandro "Alex" Venturella suffered an undisclosed medical emergency in the middle of Slipknot's set in Hartford, Conn., last night.
Lawsuit Seeking Release of Kurt Cobain Death-Scene Photos Dismissed by Seattle Judge
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by conspiracy theorist Richard Lee, who had sued the city of Seattle and its police department in an attempt to gain access to potentially graphic death-scene photos of Kurt Cobain.
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Reveals He Had Two Cancerous Tumors
Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson is now cancer free, but his battle was bigger than first reported.
2015 Loudwire Music Festival – Exclusive Videos
We're having a blast at the 2015 Loudwire Music Festival, and we've been filming some cool content while out enjoying the bands who are rocking the Grand Junction, Colo., crowd!
Disturbed Return With New Song ‘The Vengeful One,’ Announce New Album ‘Immortalized’
Disturbed have just unleashed a new single called 'The Vengeful One' and have announced their sixth studio album, 'Immortalized,' due out Aug. 21.
Man Dies After Fall at Chevelle Concert
Horrible news out of Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, as a man died while making his way onto a catwalk at a Chevelle concert at the Aragon Ballroom.
Van Halen Open 2015 Billboard Music Awards With Rousing Performance of ‘Panama’
Hall of Fame rockers Van Halen kicked off the night with a powerful performance of 'Panama.'
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Given the ‘All Clear’ in Cancer Battle
Following the startling revelation back in February that Bruce Dickinson was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor on the back of his tongue, the legendary Iron Maiden singer has now been given the "all clear" by his doctors.
Blues Legend B.B. King Dies at 89
Sad news to report, as blues legend B.B. King has passed away at the age of 89. The all-time guitar great died Thursday night (May 14) in Las Vegas.
Creed’s Scott Stapp: I Have Bipolar Disorder and ‘Was Out of My Mind’ During Meltdown
Following his public meltdown late last year, Creed singer Scott Stapp reveals that he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and is getting his life back on track.
Scott Ian Talks Tenacious D’s Grammy Win + Anthrax’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Mixtape Track
Scott Ian talks about Anthrax's recent Grammy loss in the Best Metal Performance category to comedy duo Tenacious D.
AC/DC Rock 2015 Coachella Festival
"I hope you like rock 'n' roll, cause that's all we do!" That's what AC/DC's Brian Johnson told an audience of hipsters last night at the Coachella festival.