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.

Sleater Kinney and Bob's Burgers in A New Wave video

Watch Sleater-Kinney Join 'Bob's Burgers' Cast for 'A New Wave' Video

Sleater-Kinney’s last music video enlisted a bunch of cool people like Sarah Silverman and Andy Samberg singing their own rendition of “No Cities to Love.” For the next music video off their kickass new album, the trio has again gone the unconventional route and we love the result.
5 Things Tom DeLonge Thinks About Aliens

5 Things Tom DeLonge Thinks About Aliens

Blink-182 expat/Angels and Airwaves frontman Tom DeLonge has come a long way from writing “Aliens Exist,” or at least that’s what he wants you to think in a new interview with Paper. What the "Enema of the State" album cut claimed, DeLonge has dedicated a good chunk of his recent life investigating.