Chris Payne

Correspondent, Billboard.com

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, RollingStone.com, The L and Critical Mob. He served as music director for The College of New Jersey's WTSR from 2008 to 2010.

Iron Maiden Unveils Awesome Jumbo Jet, Teases 2016 Tour Plans

Iron Maiden Unveils Awesome Jumbo Jet, Teases 2016 Tour Plans

Iron Maiden will soon be touring in support of its forthcoming album "The Book of Souls," and hoo boy, is it a good time to be in Iron Maiden. Yesterday (Aug. 25) the metal legends unveiled a new Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet that will be taking them around the world on said tour.
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Glenn Danzig Is Headed to 'Portlandia'

Ah, "Portlandia" -- that cable TV underdog success story that’s been renewed season after season and has made Joanna Newsom, Isaac Brock, and Johnny Marr guest spot stars. The IFC show is currently filming its sixth season and Carrie Brownstein’s Twitter revealed a very awesome cameo appearance for the next batch of episodes.

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