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 Announce 2016 Fall Latin America Tour
With the excitement surrounding Metallica's upcoming album, the legendary metal band has announced dates for a brief fall tour of Latin America.
Classic Misfits Lineup Performs First Show Since 1983 at Denver Riot Fest [Watch]
The classic Misfits lineup of Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein performed their first show since 1983 at the Denver Riot Fest.
Steven Adler Performs With Guns N’ Roses in Cincinnati
Drummer Steven Adler joined fellow classic Guns N' Roses members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan for two songs in Cincinnati on July 6.
Former Municipal Waste Drummer Brandon Ferrell Dies
Sad news to report, as onetime Municipal Waste drummer Brandon Ferrell has passed away. No cause of death has been revealed.
Loudwire Presents Metal Allegiance at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, N.Y. on August 11
Metal Allegiance are teaming up with Loudwire for a very special performance in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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.
Axl Rose Confirmed to Sing for AC/DC on Remaining 2016 Tour Dates
It's official! Axl Rose will indeed sing for AC/DC when they play their upcoming European shows and make up their postponed U.S. dates.
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).
Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Assaulted in Ireland
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe was assaulted late Sunday night / early Monday morning prior to the band's gig in Dublin, Ireland, on Monday night (Nov. 9)
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.