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.
Metallica Rock Global Citizen Festival, Announce New York City Club Show
Metallica rocked New York City's Central Park last night (Sept. 24) as one of the performers at the Global Citizen festival.
Dave Mustaine Releases Full Statement on Nick Menza’s Death, Promises Benefit Concert
Dave Mustaine woke up to the shocking news this morning that his former Megadeth bandmate Nick Menza had collapsed and died at a gig on Saturday night.
Metallica Reissuing ‘Kill ‘Em All’ and ‘Ride the Lightning’ With Bonus Tracks + More
Awesome news for fans of old-school Metallica! The legendary metal band is reissuing its first two albums, 'Kill 'Em All' and 'Ride the Lightning,' on Record Store Day (April 15).
Rock Legend David Bowie Dies at 69
Absolutely shocking and sad news to report, as rock legend David Bowie has passed away at the age of 69. The music icon died Jan. 10 after an 18 month battle with cancer that had not been previously revealed.
Watch Scott Weiland’s Final Video Interview
Two nights before Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota, he spoke with Toronto based outlet Live in Limbo, which appears to be his final interview caught on video.
Foo Fighters Cancel Remainder of Europe Tour in Wake of Paris Terrorist Attacks
Foo Fighters have announced that they've canceled the remainder of their Europe tour in the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks that took place in Paris on Friday night (Nov. 13).
Kirk Hammett: New Metallica Album Most Likely in 2016, At Worst Early 2017
According to Kirk Hammett, it is likely a new Metallica album will arrive next year, but he doesn't guarantee it, offering early 2017 as a possibility, as well.
Metallica Share Video of James Hetfield Recording New Album
After James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett recently confirmed that Metallica are working on their first new studio album since 2008's 'Death Magnetic,' the band has now posted footage of Hetfield recording in the studio.
Steven Adler on Potential Guns N’ Roses Reunion: ‘The Whole Arena Would Cry With Joy’
Drummer Steven Adler is the first "classic" member to comment on the recent developments and rumors regarding Guns N' Roses.
Slash Reveals That He and Axl Rose Are on Friendly Terms Again
It looks like a major breakthrough in the relationship between Slash and Axl Rose took place recently.
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.
Bill Ward Responds To Ozzy Osbourne With New Open Letter
The back and forth venom between founding Black Sabbath members Bill Ward and Ozzy Osbourne continues.