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.

Al Gore and Pharrell

Pharrell Williams Is Collaborating With Al Gore… On Live Earth's Return

Live Earth is returning June 18, 2015, with over 100 artists playing across seven continents to raise environmental awareness. Pharrell Williams is serving as creative director, helping co-founders Al Gore and Kevin Wall to choose who those artists will be.
Here Are Fall Out Boy's Ten Best Songs

Here Are Fall Out Boy's Ten Best Songs

To mark yesterday's (Jan. 20) release of new LP "American Beauty/American Psycho," we counted down our top 10 favorite Fall Out Boy tracks, including hit singles, album cuts, and one b-side.
Surprise! Bjork's New Album 'Vulnicura' Is Out Now

Surprise! Bjork's New Album 'Vulnicura' Is Out Now

Do release dates really mean anything anymore? Bjork’s eighth studio album "Vulnicura" was supposed to drop during March 2015, but an unwanted leak appears to have accelerated the process.
St. Vincent Drops Peppy New Song 'Bad Believer'

St. Vincent Drops Peppy New Song 'Bad Believer'

Well, this is just about the most catchy and in-your-face we've ever heard Annie Clark. Today (Jan. 20), St. Vincent shared a a new song called “Bad Believer.”
Slipknot Announces Spring 2015 U.S. Tour Dates

Slipknot Announces Spring 2015 U.S. Tour Dates

Last year, Slipknot released ".5: The Gray Chapter," its first album since 2008. The album topped the Billboard 200 and put the band back on the heavy rock map. Now, they’ve followed up their current world tour by announcing a 2015 spring United States tour.

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