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Web address loudwire.com
Commercial Yes
Type of site
Online magazine
Owner Townsquare Media[1]
Editor Spencer Kaufman
Alexa rank
12,570 (April 2014)[2]
Current status Active

Loudwire is an online magazine that covers hard rock and heavy metal music. It is owned by media and entertainment business Townsquare Media.[1][3] Since its launch in August 2011, Loudwire has secured exclusive interviews with Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Judas Priest, Guns N' Roses, Megadeth, Mötley Crüe, Suicidal Tendencies and many others. Loudwire has also exclusively premiered new material from Judas Priest, Anthrax, Jane's Addiction, Stone Sour, Phil Anselmo and many more of rock and metal's biggest acts.[citation needed]

Every year Loudwire holds the Loudwire Music Awards, where visitors of the site vote in polls of various categories.[4]

One of Loudwire's signature segments is "Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?", where artists confirm or disprove the information listed on their various Wikipedia pages. This game has been played with many hard rock and heavy metal musicians such as Dave Lombardo, Slash, Rob Zombie, Kerry King, Alex Skolnick, Sebastian Bach, David Ellefson, Corey Taylor, Mike Portnoy, Glenn Hughes, Ace Frehley, Duff McKagan, Zakk Wylde, Tom Araya, Phil Anselmo and Dave Mustaine, James Schaffer.


  1. ^ a b "Townsquare Media—About Us". Townsquare Media. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Loudwire.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  3. ^ "La suerte del Colorado...". fmrockandpop.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "2011 Loudwire Music Awards – Vote Now!". Loudwire. 2011-12-02. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 

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