Lauryn is the youngest full-time writer on the Loudwire staff, and somehow has the oldest taste in music. She'll chew your ear off about rockers from Jim Morrison to Chris Cornell, but especially loves geeking out about Guns N' Roses. Her writing journey began as a freelancer for Alternative Nation, which eventually led her to Loudwire, where she not only writes news stories, but hosts and produces video content (see our '30 Years of Grunge' series on YouTube), creates and hosts short-form videos for our social media channels and hosts a weekly segment on our Loudwire Weekends radio show called 'The GOAT,' which airs every Sunday at 11PM. You can follow Lauryn on Twitter (@laurynschaffs) and Instagram (@laurynschaffner).
Inkcarceration Festival Reveals Full 2024 Lineup – Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, Godsmack + More
See who's playing and how to get passes.
Dethklok Reveal 2024 U.S. Tour Dates With DragonForce + Nekrogoblikon
Lots of shows to see this year.
2024 Grammy Reactions! (Rock + Metal)
Our reaction to the 2024 Grammy Awards.
Photos – Paul Gray’s Daughter October Attends 2024 Grammys With Slipknot
It seems they're still a family.
20 Dynamic Duos Rock + Metal Bands Wouldn’t Be the Same Without
The power of chemistry.
60 of the Biggest Rock + Metal Artists That May Vanish From TikTok If Label Demands Aren’t Met
That's a lot of music TikTok creators may lose out on.
New Site Called Intro Lets You Meet + Talk To Your Favorite Artists
Definitely a sweet deal.
David Ellefson Shares What He Misses About Being in Megadeth – ‘I Enjoy the Touring’
He was in the band for a long time.
Is ‘Hair Metal’ REALLY a Derogatory Term?
Here's our response to the long-debated question.
Billie Eilish’s Ex-Boyfriend Has a Hardcore Band Now + People Are REALLY Into It
People are really digging it.
10 Times Musicians Embarrassed Interviewers
Cringeworthy interview moments with musicians.