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.
Chris Brown Wins Viewers’ Choice Award in Most Awkward Moment at 2011 BET Awards
A contest winner's apparent flub made for an awkward moment at the 2011 BET Awards during the presentation of the Viewers' Choice Award, which eventually went to Chris Brown.
Big Sean Delivers ‘My Last’ Performance at 2011 BET Awards
Big Sean's debut album, 'Finally Famous,' drops this Tuesday (June 28), and the Detroit rhyme-slinger gave the people a taste of what to expect with a performance of his single 'My Last’ tonight on the BET Awards.
Michael Jackson’s Red ‘Thriller’ Jacket Fetches $1.8 Million at Auction
The red jacket that Michael Jackson wore in his famous 'Thriller' video sold for a whopping $1.8 million at the Julien's Music Icons auction this weekend in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes Take Home Best Collaboration at 2011 BET Awards
There was tension in the air as two Chris Brown songs were up against two Rihanna tunes, along with others, for Best Collaboration at the 2011 BET Awards tonight.
Siblings Willow and Jaden Smith Split Young Stars Honor at 2011 BET Awards
There was a lot of love for the Smith family at the BET Awards tonight as siblings Willow and Jaden Smith tied for the Young Stars honor at the ceremony.
Mary J. Blige Kicks Off 2011 BET Awards With Special Guest Anita Baker
Mary J. Blige opened the 2011 BET Awards with a medley performance that featured a surprise appearance by veteran soul singer Anita Baker.
New York Legalizes Gay Marriage, Stars React on Twitter
After news broke that New York had passed a bill on Friday night (June 24) to allow gay marriage in the state, celebrities from music, film and television quickly posted their reactions on Twitter. From Lady Gaga to Katy Perry to Pink, the response was overwhelmingly positive. New York Governor Andr…
‘The Voice’ Coach Adam Levine Performs With Maroon 5; Holds on to Javier Colon + Casey Wes…
Adam Levine Performs With Maroon 5
Xenia Sticks to the Script on ‘The Voice’
Xenia Sticks to the Script on 'The Voice'
Beverly McClellan Gets Her Blues On With B.B. King’s ‘Thrill Is Gone’ on ‘The Voice’
Beverly McClellan Gets Her Blues On 'The Voice'