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).
Black Sabbath’s ‘Master of Reality': 8 Facts Only Superfans Would Know
Cue Tony Iommi's coughing.
Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction: 16 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know
An album that changed music history.
Dee Snider Says It’s ‘Odd’ That Censorship Is Now Coming From the Left
He compared it to a pendulum.
Ozzy + Sharon Osbourne Celebrate 39 Years of Marriage
Happy anniversary legends!
Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Has Hit One Billion Streams on Spotify
The first grunge song to achieve the feat.
The ‘Worst’ Lyrics From the Satanic Panic’s ‘Filthy 15′
These are the words that caused a frenzy in the '80s.
Punk Concert Charging $18 If You’re Vaccinated, $999 If You’re Not
The discount is an incentive.
Discogs Seller Writes Sentimental Letter About Vinyl Collection
Vinyl can be passed on for generations.
PETA Urge the Offspring to Pull New Music Video ‘Exploiting’ Chimps
They wrote a letter to Dexter Holland.
Nirvana Are Being Sued Over a Merch Design Inspired By Dante’s ‘Inferno’
They didn't get authorization from the artist.