Chris Payne

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Chris Payne is a staff writer at Billboard.

Korn in 2016

Hear Korn's New Song 'A Different World' Featuring Slipknot Singer Corey Taylor

Earlier this month, Korn stopped by Billboard’s New York office for an interview and played us new music off its forthcoming studio album, 'The Serenity Of Suffering.' One of them was a pummeling collab with Slipknot’s Corey Taylor called “A Different World"; today, Korn officially shared the new track.
Twenty One Pilots perform during the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival

Twenty One Pilots to Perform on 'SNL,' Lin Manuel Miranda to Host

The 42nd season of Saturday Night Live premieres this weekend (Oct. 1) with host Margot Robbie and musical guest the Weeknd; on Wednesday (Sept. 28), the show revealed its stars for episode two. For the Oct. 8 episode, Twenty One Pilots will serve as musical guest, with "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda hosting.
Halsey performs at the 2016 Bumbershoot Festival

Exclusive: Halsey to Perform at 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Halsey’s debut album "Badlands" was certified platinum earlier this month and now the 2016 Billboard cover star has yet another accolade to add to her résumé. On Wednesday (Sept. 28) Billboard learned that Halsey will perform at the 23rd annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert Dec. 11 in Oslo, Norway.
Metallica speak during SiriusXM's Town Hall with Metallica

Metallica Teases New Album, Ponders the Future of Rock at SiriusXM Town Hall Interview

Determined to make an event of its first studio album since 2008, Metallica is hitting the promotional trail early and often. The quartet was in Midtown Manhattan for an episode of Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show and just after that, taped a town hall-style Q&A sesh with a handful of contest-winning fans and veteran rock writer David Fricke.