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.
Report: Creed’s Scott Stapp Was Placed on Psych Hold + Threatened to Kill Himself
A new report from TMZ reveals that Scott Stapp was placed on 72-hour psych hold, among other startling revelations.
Cream Singer-Bassist Jack Bruce Dies at 71
Sad news to report, as legendary Cream singer-bassist Jack Bruce has died at the age of 71.
Slash on What He Admires Most About Axl Rose – Exclusive Video
Instead of harping on the negative, we asked Slash to name a few of Axl's best qualities.
Foo Fighters Frontman Dave Grohl Welcomes Third Daughter, Loses His Father
This month has brought both wonderful and tragic events to Dave Grohl and his family.
Nirvana Members Perform at Small Brooklyn Club Following Rock Hall of Fame Ceremony
Those in attendance at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony at the Barclays Center arena last night were certainly treated to a nice surprise when the surviving members of Nirvana performed with various female singers to close out the event. But an even bigger thrill came for those lucky enough to ma…
Wrestling Legend The Ultimate Warrior Dead at 54
Sad news to report from the world of professional wrestling, as former WWF champion The Ultimate Warrior suddenly passed away at the age of 54 on Tuesday (April 8). The wrestling legend had just made a triumphant return to the WWE with a series of high profile appearances over the past few days.
Eddie Vedder Joins Bruce Springsteen + Tom Morello Onstage for AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’
Talk about a legendary performance! Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder joined Bruce Springsteen and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello onstage Saturday (Feb. 15) in Melbourne, Australia, for a performance of AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell.' That's a lot of iconic names in one sente…
AC/DC Reveal Plans for New Album and Tour
For those about to rock, here's some big news: AC/DC have been relatively quiet these past couple of years, but it looks like 2014 is gonna be a big year for the legendary hard rock act. Singer Brian Johnson says the band plans to hit the studio this spring, as well as plan a new tour.
Young Woman Plays Guns N’ Roses ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ on Ancient Chinese Instrument Guzhen…
'She's got an instrument that seems to me / Reminds me of ancient memories' ... A young woman from Vancouver, Canada, has become a YouTube sensation after posting a video of herself playing the Guns N' Roses' classic 'Sweet Child O' Mine' on the ancient Chines…
Ozzy Osbourne’s Son Jack Osbourne To Compete on ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Will we be seeing a waltz to Black Sabbath's 'God Is Dead?' on ABC's 'Dancing With the Stars' this season? That could be the case, as Ozzy Osbourne's son Jack has signed on to be one of the celebrity competitors on the show.
Avenged Sevenfold’s New Album ‘Hail to the King’ Lands at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart
Hail to Avenged Sevenfold! The California rockers have topped the Billboard 200 album chart with their latest album, 'Hail to the King.'
Metallica To Play Historic Gig at New York City’s Apollo Theater
The mighty Metallica will bring their metal show to the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, next month. The Sept. 21 gig will celebrate the return of the Mandatory Metallica channel on SiriusXM radio.