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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.

HeAd’s KoRner: Brian ‘Head’ Welch Goes One on One With Megadeth’s David Ellefson

Brian Head Welch / David Ellefson
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire / Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Brian 'Head' Welch, guitarist for Korn and frontman of Love and Death, contributes a popular monthly column called 'HeAd's KoRner' to Loudwire. In his newest entry, Head goes one-on-one with legendary Megadeth bassist David Ellefson for an in-depth interview. Check out Brian 'Head' Welch's latest edition of 'Head's Korner' below:

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Offers Latest Health Update, Outlook for 2014

Black Sabbath Tony Iommi
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

The metal world's collective heart sank when it was announced in the beginning of 2012 that the godfather of metal himself, Tony Iommi, was battling lymphoma. However, the Black Sabbath guitarist has managed to persevere despite the diagnosis, and has started the new year with his latest health update.

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Judge Rules in Favor of Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee in Lawsuit Over Roller-Coaster Drum Design

Tommy Lee
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In September 2012, Tommy Lee and Motley Crue were sued by Howard Scott King, who claimed that he gave the Crue drummer the idea for the roller-coaster drum set which he has used on tour in recent years. Now, TMZ reports that a judge has dismissed the lawsuit, clearing Lee of any wrongdoing.

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Category: Metal, News, Rock

Former Pearl Jam Management Executive Pleads Guilty to Stealing From Band

Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam: Publicity Still

Back in June of this year, we reported on the case of Ricky Charles Goodrich, an executive at Pearl Jam's former management company who was charged with stealing $380,000 from the band over a four-year period. Now, Goodrich has pleaded guilty to 6 counts associated with those charges.

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Blue Stahli, ‘The Fall’ – Exclusive Song Premiere

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Detroit multi-instrumentalist Blue Stahli is unleashing his new album, 'The Devil,' via a series of chapters, the first of which drops Dec. 17 and contains two songs, 'Down in Flames' and 'The Fall.' To give fans a taste of the new material, Blue Stahli and his label, FiXT, have teamed up with Loudwire for an exclusive premiere of 'The Fall.'

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Filed Under: Category: Exclusive, News, Rock, Songs

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