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.
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.
Top 10 David Bowie Songs
Coming up with this list was both pleasurable and painful.
Korn’s Ray Luzier on David Lee Roth: ‘A Lot of People Don’t Understand His Intelligence’
It's pretty obvious that Korn drummer Ray Luzier looks back quite fondly on his time with former boss David Lee Roth: "I’ve learned so much from that guy, no one’s like him on the planet."
Cheap Trick Rock New York City Gig to Celebrate 35th Anniversary of ‘At Budokan’
Cheap Trick took their arena-friendly sounds to an intimate setting in New York City on Sunday night (April 28) to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the performances that were recorded for their landmark live album 'Cheap Trick at Budokan.'
John Fogerty, Rick Springfield + Stevie Nicks Rock NYC With Dave Grohl and the ‘Sound City’ Players
Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana fame assembled an all-star cast of musicians for his new documentary 'Sound City,' and for the lucky fans in select cities, he has been taking the show on the road with him. Following performances in Park City, Utah, and Los Angeles, the Sound City Players hit New York City for a one-night stand last night (Feb. 13) at Hammerstein Ballroom.
The Who Reign O’er Brooklyn With ‘Quadrophenia’ Show – Concert Review
The Who made their way into New York's famed borough of Brooklyn last night (Nov. 14) to perform their classic album 'Quadrophenia' at the brand-new Barclays Center arena.
David Bowie ‘Ziggy Stardust’ Deluxe Vinyl/DVD Giveaway
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of David Bowie's seminal album 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars,' Ultimate Classic Rock is teaming up with Diffuser.fm to give away a copy of the new deluxe vinyl/DVD package as well as two runners-up prizes of the the newly remastered 40th anniversary edition CD.
Paul Weller Rocks Intimate New York City Gig
Paul Weller, the legendary frontman of '70s mod-punk pioneers the Jam and '80s soulful New Wave group the Style Council, played an intimate show Thursday (May 17) at New York City's John Varvatos store, better known to those in the music world as the former home of the influential punk-rock club CBGB.
Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Discusses Manraze, Performs Two Acoustic Songs
Def Leppard's Phil Collen Explains His Other Band, Manraze
U2’s ‘Beautiful Day’ Performed by Tony Lucca and Chris Cauley in Battle Round on ‘The Voice’
It was the first night of Battle Rounds on 'The Voice' tonight, and the first two contestants entered the ring for a head-to-head performance of U2's 'Beautiful Day.'