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.
‘Judas Priest: Road to Valhalla’ Mobile Video Game Brings the Metal to iOS Devices
Starting July 19, a new mobile video game called "Judas Priest: Road to Valhalla" will be available for your iOS device.
Rock Community Pays Tribute to Adrenaline Mob / Trans-Siberian Orchestra Bassist David Z
A number of prominent rock musicians have paid tribute to David Z, who lost his life when Adrenaline Mob were involved in a horrific vehicle accident in Florida.
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.
Myles Kennedy: Chris Cornell Was a ‘Talent That Comes Along Once Every Few Decades’
Alter Bridge / Slash vocalist Myles Kennedy talks about Chris Cornell's talents, and shares a personal story about the late Soundgarden singer.
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.
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.
Metallica Play Post-Grammys Gig at Hollywood Palladium With Riffs Blazing and Mics On
After technical difficulties plagued Metallica's Grammy set, the band was able to channel its frustration into a monster set at the Hollywood Palladium as part of the weeklong Citi Sound Vault series.