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.
Marcus Canty ‘Hurts’ the Competition With Culture Club Tune on ‘X Factor’
Marcus Canty entered an exclusive club on Tuesday night's edition of 'X Factor' -- in more than one ways than one. First, he tackled the Culture Club classic 'Do You Really Want to Hurt Me,' and second, he made it through to the final 12.
Phillip Lomax Sings His Way Into ‘X Factor’ Judges’ Hearts With ‘Fly Me to the Moon’
Phillip Lomax, a 21-year-old waiter, performed in front of his hometown Seattle crowd on the 'X Factor' and his confidence and cockiness helped him win over the audience and the judges.
Obsessed Justin Bieber Fan Drew Ryniewicz Impresses L.A. Reid With ‘Baby’ on ‘X Factor’
Drew Ryniewicz, a 14-year-old obsessed Justin Bieber fan from Chino Valley, Ariz., was brave enough to perform her crush's hit 'Baby' in front of L.A. Reid, the man who helped launch the Biebs' career. Her courage on 'X Factor' paid off, as she was one of the stan…
J. Mark Inman Gets His ‘Creep’ On in Front of Paula Abdul on ‘X Factor’
J. Mark Inman, a 31-year-old graduate student studying philosophy in Europe, took his eclectic act to 'X Factor' during the tonight's broadcast of the Chicago auditions. Surprisingly, he impressed his possible soulmate Paula Abdul and the other judges on the panel.
Watch the ‘Majors & Minors’ Commercial
The new commercial for the musical talent competition 'Majors & Minors' has premiered. The show, featuring kids as contestants, premieres this Friday (Sept. 23) on HUB TV at 8PM ET.
Boy Band The Answer Roll to Next Round on ‘X Factor’ With Adele/Britney Mashup
The three members of boy band the Answer road-tripped it up to Seattle from Salt Lake City to audition for a spot on the 'X Factor' on tonight's premiere episode.
Simone Battle Takes On Pussycat Dolls and La Roux to Advance on ‘X Factor’
Simone Battle, a 21-year-old singer-dancer from Los Angeles, let everyone know that she was 'fierce' off and on the stage during her audition on tonight's premiere episode of 'X Factor.'
OneRepublic Perform Medley on ‘America’s Got Talent’ Finale
OneRepublic delivered a performance of their hits 'Secrets' and 'Good Life' off their most recent album, 'Waking Up,' on the season finale of 'America's Got Talent' tonight (Sept. 14).
Pregnant Beyonce Performs ‘Love On Top’ at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards
Only a short time after it was revealed that Beyonce and her hubby Jay-Z are pregnant with their first child, the singing sensation took the stage of the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards to perform her upbeat ditty 'Love On Top.'
Lil Wayne Closes Out 2011 MTV Video Music Awards with ‘How to Love’ and ‘John’
Lil Wayne closed out the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night with a performance that showcased two sides of his musical talents.