Chris Payne


Chris Payne joined the editorial team in January 2013 after breaking in as an intern with both Billboard and Pitchfork, and freelancing for outlets like Paste,, The L and Critical Mob. He served as music director for The College of New Jersey's WTSR from 2008 to 2010.

Bruce Springsteen

Big Sean to Bruce Springsteen: A Handy Roundup of the Music on TV Thanksgiving Weekend

By now you’ve probably heard there’s going to be football on television for Thanksgiving weekend. You’re probably going to be spending times with friends and family, and having something good on a television screen is a good distraction for those rare moments when you’re not completely enamored with having an intense conversation with all of these people.
Ellie Goulding performing with James Corden

Watch Ellie Goulding's 'Love Me Like You Do' Go From Country to Reggae to Gospel in Four Minutes

Ellie Goulding’s new album "Delirium" is here, and it features her mega hit “Love Me Like You Do” from the "Fifty Shades of Grey" soundtrack. Stopping by James Corden’s "Late Late Show" last night (Nov. 24), Goulding performed several highly unexpected shades of her hit, in case you ever wondered what “Love Me” would sound like in punk, country, hip-hop, rave, reggae, Mumford-style folk and gospel.