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.
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.
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.
Munky: Chris Cornell and Soundgarden Inspired Korn To Carve Our Own Path
Korn guitarist Munky remembers Chris Cornell, revealing that Soundgarden inspired Korn greatly.
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.
J. Geils Dead at 71
Sad news to report, as J. Geils, the guitarist and founder of his namesake group the J. Geils Band, has died at the age of 71.
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.
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.