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).
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You really just need a lot of black.
Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee: It’s ‘Kinda Sad’ How ‘Safe’ Rock Has Become
He says other genres have more fun.
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Based on the iconic album cover.
Vinyl Has Officially Outsold CDs for the First Time Since the 1980s
It's becoming the preferred physical format.
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They were listed under the Paycheck Protection Program.
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Hint — it hasn't been played live in a while.
Kid Rock’s Bar’s Beer Permit Suspended for Violating Covid-19 Laws
No drinking beer with dad here.
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Now THAT's social change.
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He says some fans are 'really mean.'
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The influence runs wide.