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.
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.
Munky: Chris Cornell and Soundgarden Inspired Korn To Carve Our Own Path
Korn guitarist Munky remembers Chris Cornell, revealing that Soundgarden inspired Korn greatly.
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.
Metal Allegiance Perform Metallica’s ‘Disposable Heroes’ in Honor of Cliff Burton
At Metal Allegiance‘s show in Anaheim, Calif., on Jan. 20, one of the highlights was a rendition of Metallica's "Disposable Heroes" in honor of Cliff Burton.
Pop Star George Michael Dead at 53
Sad news to report on Christmas Day, as pop star George Michael died today at the age of 53.
Pearl Jam, Journey, Yes + More Among 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees
The ballots are in, and the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been revealed.
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.
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.
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.