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.
Celebrating for the Man: Lou Reed Turns 70
The term musical genius often gets thrown around, but rarely truly applies to the artist in question. Lou Reed, who turns 70 today (March 2), is a musical genius.
Def Leppard Guitarist Phil Collen Talks Summer Tour With Poison, ‘Rock of Ages’ Movie + More
Def Leppard's Phil Collen Talks Upcoming Tour + More
Def Leppard’s Phil Collen Performs ‘Hysteria’ Acoustic – Exclusive Video
Def Leppard and Manraze guitarist Phil Collen stopped by the Ultimate Classic Rock offices recently for an extensive two-part interview, the first half of which you can read right here. Luckily for our writers, he also brought along his guitar and serenaded us with a solo acoustic rendition of the smash title track off Def Leppard's 1987 album 'Hysteria.'
Lee Koch Sings Bob Dylan’s ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ on ‘The Voice’
Lee Koch, a 27-year-old baker from Temecula, Calif., cooked up a rendition of the Bob Dylan classic 'Like a Rolling Stone' on tonight's episode of NBC's singing competition 'The Voice.'
The Shields Brothers Take on Billy Idol’s ‘Dancing With Myself’ on ‘The Voice’
The Shields Brothers, a couple of young lads from Virginia, offered up a rendition of the Billy Idol classic 'Dancing With Myself' for their blind audition on NBC's 'The Voice' tonight (Feb. 27).
Def Leppard’s Phil Collen: Whitney Houston’s Death a Sad Reminder of Steve Clark’s Passing
We recently had the opportunity to talk to guitarist Phil Collen about his bands Def Leppard and Manraze, and one of the topics that came up was the recent death of pop superstar Whitney Houston.
Jordis Unga Rocks ‘The Voice’ With Paul McCartney’s ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’
Jordis Unga, a singer living in Los Angeles with an eclectic background, took on Paul McCartney's 'Maybe I'm Amazed' on tonight's episode of 'The Voice' and delivered a passionate rendition of the tune.
Pip Performs Animals Hit ‘House of the Rising Sun’ on ‘The Voice’
Pip, a 19-year-old singer from Marietta, Ga., who goes by one name, tackled the classic tune 'House of the Rising Sun,' for his blind audition on tonight's episode of 'The Voice.' His rendition of the song, popularized by the Animals in the 1960s, proved to be a big hit on the show.
David Grace Sings Lynyrd Skynyrd Classic ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ on ‘The Voice’
David Grace, a 28-year-old former college football player from Sante Fe, Texas, went the Southern Rock route on 'The Voice' tonight (Feb. 13) by performing the Lynyrd Skynyrd anthem 'Sweet Home Alabama' for his blind audition.
Tom Petty’s ‘American Girl’ Performed by Duo The LiNE on ‘The Voice’
Tom Petty's 'American Girl' was front and center on NBC's 'The Voice' tonight, as the duo the LiNE made up of Hailey Steele and Leland Grant performed the song for their blind audition on the show.