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.

The National

Hear Courtney Barnett, the National, Jenny Lewis & More Cover the Grateful Dead

Think you can handle six hours of Grateful Dead covers? Well, how about five tracks to start? the National and 4AD Records are rolling out promotion for their forthcoming 59-track Grateful Dead covers compilation, and today (March 24) they’ve shared full songs from a handful of their collaborators.
The Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones' Cuba Concert Delayed Over Barack Obama's Arrival

The Rolling Stones are eager to be the first Anglo-American rock band to play Cuba, but they weren’t about to compete with Barack Obama for the spotlight. Reuters UK reports that the Rolling Stones pushed back their history-making concert five days (from March 20 to 25) upon learning the American commander-in-chief was touching down in Cuba on March 20.
The Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones' Cuba Concert Delayed Over Barack Obama's Arrival

The Rolling Stones are eager to be the first Anglo-American rock band to play Cuba, but they weren’t about to compete with Barack Obama for the spotlight. Reuters UK reports that the Rolling Stones pushed back their history-making concert five days (from March 20 to 25) upon learning the American commander-in-chief was touching down in Cuba on March 20.

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