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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.

Bring Me the Horizon Mesmerize New York Fans With Help From Of Mice & Men, Issues + Northlane

Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

We'll say it right now: Bring Me the Horizon are one of the most exciting young bands on the planet. Not only is their most recent disc, 'Sempiternal,' an epic album, their live show is phenomenal. We caught the band's second gig of a two-night stand at New York City's Best Buy Theater on Saturday night (March 1), and the UK act mesmerized the crowd with a stellar set.

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KISS Won’t Perform at All at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Once Kiss were revealed as Class of 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, the big question that arose was whether the band's original lineup would perform together at the ceremony. Now, to the disappointment of their fans, it's been announced that KISS won't perform in any form at the April 10 event in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Mike Ness Reflects on Social Distortion’s Legacy

Mike Ness of Social Distortion
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Mike Ness is the epitome of rock 'n' roll. He formed Social Distortion back in 1978 and is still going strong as frontman of the legendary punk act. As the band works on a new album and as Ness prepares to release an autobiography, aptly titled 'Story of My Life' after one of Social D's biggest hits, we caught up with the veteran rocker to discuss the band's legacy and more.

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Guns N’ Roses Confirm 2014 Las Vegas Residency: ‘No Trickery! An Evening of Destruction’

Guns N' Roses
Ian Hitchcock, Getty Images

After teasing fans with clues and billboards throughout the past few weeks, Guns N' Roses have confirmed that they will indeed perform a second residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in 2014. Axl Rose and company's latest Sin City invasion will take place over nine shows running in late May and early June.

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Eddie Vedder Joins Bruce Springsteen + Tom Morello Onstage for AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’

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Talk about a legendary performance! Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder joined Bruce Springsteen and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello onstage Saturday (Feb. 15) in Melbourne, Australia, for a performance of AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell.' That's a lot of iconic names in one sentence.

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Philip Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Film & Metal Festival To Return in 2014

Housecore Horror Film Festival
Housecore Horror Film Festival

After a successful inaugural run in 2013, Philip Anselmo is bringing back his Housecore Horror Film & Metal Festival in 2014. The event will once again take place in Austin, Texas, running Oct. 23-26.

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