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.
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.
Green Day Rock New York City’s Webster Hall [Photos]
See our photos from Green Day's recent show at New York City's Webster Hall.
Steven Adler Performs With Guns N’ Roses in Cincinnati
Drummer Steven Adler joined fellow classic Guns N' Roses members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan for two songs in Cincinnati on July 6.
Dave Mustaine Releases Full Statement on Nick Menza’s Death, Promises Benefit Concert
Dave Mustaine woke up to the shocking news this morning that his former Megadeth bandmate Nick Menza had collapsed and died at a gig on Saturday night.
Iggy Pop Serves Up a Cure for ‘Depression’ With Stellar Show in Port Chester, N.Y.
Iggy Pop proved once again why he's a master of the stage on Thursday night (April 14) at the Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester, N.Y.
The Who Are Much More Than ‘Alright’ at Madison Square Garden Show: Review and Photos
The Who definitely gave the fans at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, March 3, a show to remember.
Jefferson Airplane / Jefferson Starship Founder Paul Kantner Dies at 74
Sadly, another classic rock legend has passed away. Paul Kantner, the founding guitarist of Jefferson Airplane and its spinoff band Jefferson Starship, died Thursday, Jan. 28.
David Bowie and Lemmy Kilmister Honored With Awesome ‘Ace of Space’ Mashup
The music world lost two giants of rock within two weeks of each other when Lemmy Kilmister died on Dec. 28, 2015, and David Bowie passed away on Jan. 10, 2016.