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.
Eagles Legend Glenn Frey Dies at 67
Sad news to report, as another classic rock legend has passed away. Eagles singer-guitarist Glenn Frey has died at the age of 67.
Kirk Hammett: New Metallica Album Most Likely in 2016, At Worst Early 2017
According to Kirk Hammett, it is likely a new Metallica album will arrive next year, but he doesn't guarantee it, offering early 2017 as a possibility, as well.
David Draiman Discusses Disturbed’s Return, ‘Immortalized’ + The State of Rock [Exclusive]
In this exclusive video interview, David Draiman talks about Disturbed's return, the 'Immortalized' album and his thoughts on the state of rock.
Lawsuit Seeking Release of Kurt Cobain Death-Scene Photos Dismissed by Seattle Judge
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit by conspiracy theorist Richard Lee, who had sued the city of Seattle and its police department in an attempt to gain access to potentially graphic death-scene photos of Kurt Cobain.
AC/DC Announce New Album ‘Rock or Bust,’ Reveal That Malcolm Young Will Not Return to Band
AC/DC have just announced that their new album will be titled 'Rock or Bust,' and arrive on Dec. 2. Unfortunately, Malcolm Young will not return to the band.
Survivor Singer Jimi Jamison Dead at 63
Jimi Jamison, who was the singer of the rock band Survivor in the '80s and twice again in the 2000s, died at the age of 63 following a heart attack on Sunday (Aug. 31).
Theory of a Deadman Talk About Teaming Up With Alice Cooper on ‘Savages’
Theory of a Deadman recently stopped by the Loudwire studio to discuss their new album, 'Savages,' and we had to ask them about working with the legendary Alice Cooper on the disc's title track.
Frontman Sully Erna Discusses Godsmack’s Autobiographical Single ‘1000hp’
Godsmack frontman Sully Erna talks about the band's autobiographical new single '1000hp' in this exclusive Loudwire interview.
Metallica Take on the Haters at Glastonbury Gig With Explosive Set, Expressive T-Shirt + M…
Metallica responded to all the weeks of backlash leading up to their headlining set at Glastonbury fest in England in a very clever and explosive way.
Godsmack Complete Work on New Album
Big news from the Godsmack camp, as frontman Sully Erna has revealed that the band has completed work on its upcoming sixth album. Moreover, the singer promises that the disc's first single will be surfacing soon.
Metallica Debut New Song ‘The Lords of Summer’ at 2014 Tour Kickoff in Bogota, Colombia
As promised, Metallica debuted a brand-new song 'The Lords of Summer' during their 2014 tour kickoff in Bogota, Colombia. The metal legends rocked the tune in the midst of their set at their concert on Sunday night (March 16).
Two People Killed and Many Injured as Car Plows Into Crowd at South by Southwest Festival
Update 5PM ET: A few key facts in our original story have been changed to reflect new information that has surfaced since the initial reports of the incident. Included among those is the identity of the suspect and a clarification about the two people who were killed.
Horrific news to report out of t…
Horrific news to report out of t…