Chris Payne

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Chris Payne is a staff writer at Billboard.


STRFKR Announces New Album, Premieres Psych-Funk Jam 'Tape Machine'

Indie experimentalists STRFKR are back with a new album. On Nov. 4, they’ll follow 2013’s "Miracle Mile" with "Being No One, Going Nowhere" on Polyvinyl. They’ve also shared its first new song -- a psych-funk jam called “Tape Machine” -- premiering below, exclusively via Billboard.
Dave Lombardo photographed in London

Misfits Finally Name a Drummer For Their Upcoming Reunion Gigs

Back when the Misfits announced the live return of their “original” lineup, the horror punks wouldn’t name the drummer they had in tow. Now, just days ahead of their Sept. 4 Denver Riot Fest gig, the Misfits have revealed the identity of the man teased as Glenn Danzig’s “favorite drummer.”