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.
Axl Rose Soars and Slash Shines as Guns N’ Roses Turn Madison Square Garden Into a Rock ‘Paradise’ [Photos + Recap]
See photos and read our recap of Guns N' Roses' dominant Oct. 15 performance at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Jared Leto Honors Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell at MTV Video Music Awards
During the MTV Video Music Awards, Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto took the stage to pay tribute to Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.
Rancid + Dropkick Murphys Prove Punk Rock Is Alive and Well at Coney Island Show [Photos]
It was a memorable night for punk fans, as Rancid and Dropkick Murphys rocked the Brooklyn crowd on a beautiful night for music.
Munky: I’ll Love Deftones Whether They Tour With Korn or Not
In an interview with in with Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez, Munky reacts to Chino Moreno saying he didn't want Deftones to tour with Korn.
Korn’s Munky: Tye Trujillo Is an ‘Exact Duplicate of His Dad in Every Way’
Korn guitarist Munky discusses the talents of 12-year-old Tye Trujillo, who filled in for Fieldy on the band's recent South American tour.
Chris Cornell Toxicology Report Lists Several Prescription Drugs in Singer’s Body; Autopsy Report Reveals Details of His Death
A toxicology report for Chris Cornell has been obtained by TMZ, and it reveals a multitude of prescription drugs in the late Soundgarden singer's body at the time of his death.
Corey Taylor: Stone Sour’s ‘Fabuless’ Is About ‘People Who Are Famous for Nothing’
Corey Taylor tells Loudwire the meaning of two new Stone Sour songs, revealing one of them is about "people who are famous for nothing.'
Corey Taylor: ‘I Didn’t Realize the Impact Chris Cornell Had on Me as a Writer and Singer’
In our exclusive interview with Corey Taylor, the Stone Sour / Slipknot frontman discusses what Chris Cornell's music meant to him.
Rock on the Range 2017: Korn, Papa Roach, Seether, Frank Carter + More Highlight Day 2 [Photos]
Check out our recap and exclusive photo gallery of Rock on the Range 2017 Day 2.
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.
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.'