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.


Watch Little Kids Cover Slipknot, Destroy a House

Iowa is in disarray. No, not because of the madness surrounding yesterday’s down-to-the-wire presidential caucus, but because of a suburban home demolished by kids showing love for some of Iowa’s favorite sons.
Bernie Sanders

David Bowie's 'Starman' Closes Bernie Sanders' Iowa Caucus Speech

Last night (Feb. 1)’s Iowa caucus ended in a virtual tie for Democratic hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, meaning both could deliver cheery closing speeches. Sanders chose to end his night with a little Ziggy Stardust-era Bowie.