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.
Rainbow / Elf Bassist Craig Gruber Dies at 63
Sad news to report as Craig Gruber, bassist in the Ronnie James Dio groups Elf and Rainbow, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, at the age of 63.
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.
Dave Brockie’s Father Sues GWAR Members Over Late Frontman’s Remains, Possessions + More
In a shocking lawsuit, late GWAR leader Dave Brockie's father has sued the surviving band members and their management company, Slave Pit Inc.
Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts Guitarist Jeremy Brown Dies
Shocking news to report as Jeremy Brown, guitarist for Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, has passed away.
Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Comments on Mick Thomson Stabbing Incident
Following the news earlier that Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson was stabbed in the head by his own brother during a scuffle, Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor has commented on the situation
Iron Maiden Manager on Bruce Dickinson: ‘He’s Had a Long Period of Considerable Pain’
Iron Maiden's manager Ron Smallwood has issued a lengthy update on Bruce Dickinson's condition, revealing that the singer has experienced a "long period of considerable pain and discomfort."
Founding Broken Hope Drummer Ryan Stanek Dies at 42
Sad news to report, as former Broken Hope drummer Ryan Stanek has passed away at the age of 42. The musician died unexpectedly in Wisconsin on March 1.
Legal Documents Reveal David Silveria Sent Video Message Seeking Return to Korn
Following news that founding Korn drummer David Silveria had sued his former band, documents reveal that he made a concerted effort to rejoin the band in 2013.
Pantera Camp Condemns Desecration of Dimebag’s Grave [Updated]
A post on Pantera's Facebook page condemns a despicable act by a band who desecrated Dimebag Darrell's grave.
Emigrate on Collaborating With Peaches + Korn’s Jonathan Davis
Emigrate, the band led by Rammstein's Richard Kruspe, released one of the best rock albums of 2014.