Lauryn is the youngest full-time writer on the Loudwire staff, and somehow has the oldest taste in music. She'll chew your ear off about rockers from Jim Morrison to Chris Cornell, but especially loves geeking out about Guns N' Roses. Her writing journey began as a freelancer for Alternative Nation, which eventually led her to Loudwire, where she not only writes news stories, but hosts and produces video content (see our '30 Years of Grunge' series on YouTube), creates and hosts short-form videos for our social media channels and hosts a weekly segment on our Loudwire Weekends radio show called 'The GOAT,' which airs every Sunday at 11PM. You can follow Lauryn on Twitter (@laurynschaffs) and Instagram (@laurynschaffner).
Former WWE Wrestler, Mays Landing, NJ, Native Darren ‘Droz’ Drozdov Dead at 54
"WWE is saddened to learn that Darren Drozdov passed away on Friday, June 30, at age 54," the company wrote in a tweet. "WWE extends its condolences to Darren Drozdov’s family, friends and fans."
Vinyl Just Had Its Biggest Sales Week in the U.S. in Over 30 Years
Vinyl continues to be one of the most popular physical music formats in the U.S., as it just had its biggest sales week in over 30 years.
Congress to Hold Antitrust Hearing on Ticketmaster Following Taylor Swift Chaos
They make up the majority of the ticketing market.
The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz Suing the FBI to Access Bureau’s File on Band
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Gene Simmons – KISS are Retiring Out of Self-respect and Love for Their Fans
"The reason for stopping touring is because of pride and self-respect and a love and admiration for the fans. The last thing you wanna be is to be a world-champion boxer and stay in the ring too long."
You May Need to Walk Through a Disinfectant Spray At Future Concerts
As of now, the live industry's latest way to combat the virus is drive-in concerts, but we'll see how these other new limitations play out in the future.
Poll: Most Americans Won’t Go to Concerts Before COVID-19 Vaccine
A recent poll conducted by Reuters/Ipsos revealed that most Americans won't attend concerts before there is a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19.
Keith Richards Quit Smoking + We’re Convinced He’ll Live Forever
The Rolling Stones guitarist has finally quit smoking and now it looks like he's really going to live forever.
Kid Rock Goes on Drunken Rant About Oprah Winfrey: ‘F–k Her’
Some figures in the rock world truly love controversy, and Kid Rock is no stranger to that.
Trump Administration Defends Led Zeppelin in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case
With Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" copyright case to be reheard next month, there has been an influx of support coming from all around.