Chris Payne

Editorial Assistant, 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.

Chronixx, OK Go & Eli Young Band: Watch Late Night Performances (Video)

Chronixx, OK Go & Eli Young Band: Watch Late Night Performances (Video)

Plenty of the musical performances on last night's round of talk shows were worth another look -- beginning with a Jamaican artist making his U.S. television premiere. "The entire island of Jamaica is swelling with pride right now," Jimmy Fallon shouted as Chronixx took the stage to perform "Here Comes Trouble."
Zach Galifianakis & Ted Danson Collaborate With the National… Sort Of (Watch)

Zach Galifianakis & Ted Danson Collaborate With the National… Sort Of (Watch)

Last year, National frontman Matt Berninger and his younger, metalhead brother Tom assumed the starring roles in "Mistaken For Strangers," an award-winning documentary about the younger Berninger tagging along on tour as an unwanted, misunderstood roadie. In a brand new sketch for Funny Or Die, Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis recreated the rock doc as an even more awkward play.
Weezer at Firefly 2014

Weezer's Lead Singles, Ranked Best to Worst: How Does 'Back to the Shack' Stack Up?

Today, Weezer shared the studio version of "Back to the Shack," the lead single from their ninth studio album, "Everything Will Be Alright in the End," due Sept. 30 on Republic. It's the ninth time the often-scrutinized California rockers have dropped a lead single and the eighth time a Weezer lead single has been put under the microscope in comparison to 1994's classic "Blue Album."
Meek Mill Dealt Setback in Getting Out of Jail

Meek Mill Dealt Setback in Getting Out of Jail

Earlier this month, Philadelphia-born Maybach Music Group rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to three to six months in jail for violating probation. His chances of getting out early were dealt a blow two days ago, when a judge rejected his lawyers' request for an emergency hearing.
Meek Mill Dealt Setback in Getting Out of Jail

Meek Mill Dealt Setback in Getting Out of Jail

Earlier this month, Philadelphia-born Maybach Music Group rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to three to six months in jail for violating probation. His chances of getting out early were dealt a blow two days ago, when a judge rejected his lawyers' request for an emergency hearing.

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