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.
‘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.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner Halt Sale of Controversial Shirts Featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica + More
The reality show sisters deeply apologized after introducing a new line of controversial T-shirts depicting their faces over iconic rock images.
Five Finger Death Punch and In Flames Announce Co-Headlining Late 2017 European Arena Tour
Five Finger Death Punch and In Flames are joining forces for a co-headlining late 2017 European arena tour.
Houston Open Air 2017 Lineup Led by Five Finger Death Punch, Prophets of Rage, Marilyn Manson + Stone Sour
The lineup for the 2017 edition of Houston Open Air has been announced, and features a number of prominent hard rock and metal bands.
Musicians and Actors Pay Respect to Chris Cornell at Memorial Service
Chris Cornell's memorial service at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery was attended by many of his music peers, as well as a number of A-list actors.
Ivan Moody: I Am Not Leaving Five Finger Death Punch
Following reports that Ivan Moody was departing Five Finger Death Punch, the singer has set the record straight.
Drive Founding Member Rick Chavez Dies
Sad news to report, as Rick Chavez, a founding member of the metal band Drive, has suddenly passed away.
Pearl Jam, Journey, Yes + More Among 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
The ballots are in, and the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been revealed.
Metallica Rock New York’s Webster Hall, Debut ‘Moth Into Flame’ Live + Hint at Stadium Tour
Check out our review and gallery of Metallica's intimate club show at NYC's Webster Hall.