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.
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.
Loudwire Legacy: Pantera’s ‘Vulgar Display of Power’ (Trailer)
Watch the trailer for our new Loudwire Legacy documentary on Pantera's landmark album 'Vulgar Display of Power.'
Metallica Play Post-Grammys Gig at Hollywood Palladium With Riffs Blazing and Mics On
After technical difficulties plagued Metallica's Grammy set, the band was able to channel its frustration into a monster set at the Hollywood Palladium as part of the weeklong Citi Sound Vault series.
Joe Perry on Receiving the NAMM TEC Les Paul Award, Aerosmith’s Touring Plans + Future of Hollywood Vampires
Aerosmith's Joe Perry received the Les Paul Award at the NAMM TEC Awards, and Loudwire was given the privilege of sitting down with the legendary guitarist.
Win a Flyaway Trip to the Las Rageous Festival Headlined by Godsmack + Avenged Sevenfold!
We're giving away a flyaway trip for two to see the first annual Las Rageous festival headlined by Godsmack and Avenged Sevenfold!
Vote for Rock Goddess of the Year – 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards
Who will win Rock Goddess of the Year in the 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards? Vote for your favorite nominee here.
Vote for the Rock Titan of the Year – 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards
Who will win Rock Titan of the Year in the 6th Annual Loudwire Music Awards? Vote for your favorite nominee here.
Zakk Wylde Reveals the Wild Things You Can Do With His Wylde Audio Guitars [Exclusive Video]
The legendary Zakk Wylde has his own new line of guitars under his Wylde Audio brand, and the veteran axeman gave Loudwire an intriguing look at his "fiddles."
Temple of the Dog Perform at New York’s Madison Square Garden [Photos]
Check out our recap and photo gallery of Temple of the Dog's show at Madison Square Garden.
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.
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.
Joe Perry Rushed to Hospital Mid-Show During Hollywood Vampires Gig in Brooklyn
Legendary Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was rushed to the hospital in the middle of his band Hollywood Vampires' show in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sunday night.