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 Soars and Slash Shines as Guns N’ Roses Turn Madison Square Garden Into a Rock ‘Paradise’ [Photos + Recap]
See photos and read our recap of Guns N' Roses' dominant Oct. 15 performance at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Hollywood Undead Part Ways With Matty ‘Da Kurlzz’ Busek
Hollywood Undead have announced that longtime vocalist / percussionist Matty 'Da Kurlzz' Busek has left the band.
Prophets of Rage Rock New York City’s Apollo Theater With Support From Living Colour [Photos]
Read our recap and see exclusive photos of Prophets of Rage and Living Colour at New York City's legendary Apollo Theater.
Jared Leto Honors Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell at MTV Video Music Awards
During the MTV Video Music Awards, Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto took the stage to pay tribute to Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.
Corey Taylor Brings Laughs, Wisdom, Acoustic Songs + ‘Ruptured Nuptials’ to New York City
Corey Taylor entertained fans at Irving Plaza with a Q&A session and an acoustic set that featured a few special guests.
Corey Taylor, ‘America 51′ – Exclusive Excerpt From the Slipknot / Stone Sour Frontman’s New Book
In this excerpt from Corey Taylor's new book, he explains how 'America 51' took a very different turn when Donald Trump was elected president.
Rancid + Dropkick Murphys Prove Punk Rock Is Alive and Well at Coney Island Show [Photos]
It was a memorable night for punk fans, as Rancid and Dropkick Murphys rocked the Brooklyn crowd on a beautiful night for music.
‘Judas Priest: Road to Valhalla’ Mobile Video Game Brings the Metal to iOS Devices
Starting July 19, a new mobile video game called "Judas Priest: Road to Valhalla" will be available for your iOS device.
Rock Community Pays Tribute to Adrenaline Mob / Trans-Siberian Orchestra Bassist David Z
A number of prominent rock musicians have paid tribute to David Z, who lost his life when Adrenaline Mob were involved in a horrific vehicle accident in Florida.
Adrenaline Mob Involved in Fatal Vehicle Crash in Florida [Updated]
At least one person is dead, and several are injured after a tractor-trailer crashed into Adrenaline Mob's RV in Florida.
Marilyn Manson’s Father Hugh Warner Dies
Sad news to report, as Marilyn Manson's father has passed away.