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 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.
Nine Inch Nails and Deep Purple Among the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
The nominees for the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction have just been announced, and Nine Inch Nails and Deep Purple are among the 15 contenders.
Tony Iommi on Final Black Sabbath Tour: ‘I Can’t Actually Do This Anymore’
If you have any doubts that Black Sabbath's recently announced final tour will be their last trek, guitarist Tony Iommi makes it very clear it is indeed the end.
Motorhead Cancel Denver Riot Fest Gig Due to High Altitude Concerns for Lemmy Kilmister
Motorhead decided to cancel their appearance at Riot Fest in Denver last night after cutting short their gig in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Thursday night.
Five Finger Death Punch Stream New Album ‘Got Your Six’
5FDP have partnered with Pandora for an advance stream of their new album 'Got Your Six.'
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.
Slipknot Bassist Rushed to Hospital in Middle of Connecticut Show [Updated]
Slipknot's new bassist Alessandro "Alex" Venturella suffered an undisclosed medical emergency in the middle of Slipknot's set in Hartford, Conn., last night.
Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Reveals He Had Two Cancerous Tumors
Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson is now cancer free, but his battle was bigger than first reported.
Disturbed Return With New Song ‘The Vengeful One,’ Announce New Album ‘Immortalized’
Disturbed have just unleashed a new single called 'The Vengeful One' and have announced their sixth studio album, 'Immortalized,' due out Aug. 21.
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.