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.
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.
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.
Black Sabbath Postpone Shows as Ozzy Osbourne Battles Extreme Sinusitis [Updated]
Black Sabbath fans in Edmonton and Calgary will have to wait a bit longer to see the heavy metal legends on their final tour.
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.
Metallica Share Video of James Hetfield Recording New Album
After James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett recently confirmed that Metallica are working on their first new studio album since 2008's 'Death Magnetic,' the band has now posted footage of Hetfield recording in the studio.
Scott Ian Recalls Time When Metallica Discussed Firing Lars Ulrich
Scott Ian's autobiography, 'I'm the Man,' just hit store shelves, and one of the most interesting passages comes where the Anthrax guitarist recalls a time when Metallica had discussed firing drummer Lars Ulrich.
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.
Metallica Rock National Anthem at San Francisco Giants Game
This past Friday (May 16) marked the second annual 'Metallica Night' at the San Francisco Giants' AT&T Park, and the metal legends got the festivities going with a rendition of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' before the Giants took on the Miami Marlins.
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).
Metallica To Begin Work on New Album “In a Couple of Weeks”
One of the most repeated questions in the metal world over the past couple years has been, "When is the new Metallica album coming out?" Now, at least we have an answer as to when the legendary act will commence work on the new disc.
Metallica Rock ‘Enter Sandman’ for Mariano Rivera During Yankee Stadium Ceremony
The day after rocking New York City's famed Apollo Theater, Metallica made their way to another historic Big Apple venue when they showed up Sunday (Sept. 22) at Yankee Stadium to rock 'Enter Sandman' in honor of New York Yankees great Mariano Rivera, who is retiring at the end of thi…
Will Metallica Rock ‘Enter Sandman’ During Mariano Rivera’s Retirement Celebration?
For nearly 20 years, New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera has been mowing down opposing batters en route to becoming the greatest closer of all time. And throughout the majority of his career, his entry to the mound has been powered by Metallica's 'Enter Sandman.'