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.
Corey Taylor Brings Laughs, Wisdom, Acoustic Songs + ‘Ruptured Nuptials’ to New York City
Corey Taylor entertained fans at Irving Plaza with a Q&A session and an acoustic set that featured a few special guests.
Corey Taylor, ‘America 51′ – Exclusive Excerpt From the Slipknot / Stone Sour Frontman’s New Book
In this excerpt from Corey Taylor's new book, he explains how 'America 51' took a very different turn when Donald Trump was elected president.
Adrenaline Mob Involved in Fatal Vehicle Crash in Florida [Updated]
At least one person is dead, and several are injured after a tractor-trailer crashed into Adrenaline Mob's RV in Florida.
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.
Eddie Vedder on Chris Cornell: ‘He Was Someone I Looked Up to Like My Older Brother’
After remaining silent on Chris Cornell's death, Eddie Vedder opened up about his fallen friend at a concert in England.
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.
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.
Rock on the Range 2017: Chris Cornell Tribute, Live, Bush, Gojira, Chevelle + More Cap Weather-Delayed Day 1 [Photos]
See our photos and recap of Day 1 of Rock on the Range 2017 in Columbus, Ohio.
Bring Me the Horizon Leave Fans ‘Happy’ With Infectious Anthems at New York City’s Terminal 5
While BMTH may have changed direction with the melodic 'That's the Spirit' album, the energy of their live show is as intense as ever.
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.'