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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.

Guns N’ Roses To Play Intimate Gig at Bowling Alley Venue in Brooklyn, New York

Guns N' Roses have just announced that they will be playing an intimate show this Thursday, June 6, at New York's Brooklyn Bowl, a music venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that is also a bowling alley. The gig will serve as a warm-up show of sorts for the band's headlining gig at New York's Governors Ball this Saturday, June 8.

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Scott Weiland
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Scott Weiland: Chester Bennington-Fronted Band Is ‘Not Stone Temple Pilots’

Many music fans were surprised last weekend when Stone Temple Pilots not only played a secret gig with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington as their new singer at the KROQ Weenie Roast in Los Angeles, but also released a new song called 'Out of Time.' But perhaps no one was more surprised than original STP frontman Scott Weiland, who was apparently fired from the band earlier this year.

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Ozzy Osbourne
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Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Drug and Alcohol Relapse, Apologizes to Family, Friends + Fans

In a surprising Facebook message posted tonight (April 15), heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne has admitted to "drinking and taking drugs" over the past 18 months. The revelation comes after rumors earlier today that he has split with his wife Sharon.

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Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Pat Smear, Krist Novoselic

Nirvana Members and Paul McCartney Perform ‘Cut Me Some Slack’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’

After a triumphant performance of their new song 'Cut Me Some Slack' at the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden, one-time Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear again joined forces with Beatles legend Paul McCartney to perform the song during last night's episode of 'Saturday Night Live.'

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