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.

George Strait

George Strait’s Final Concert to Get Cable Broadcast

If you weren’t one of the 104,000 fans in attendance at George Strait’s final concert, you’re in luck. The entire show will air on CMT Friday, Aug. 29 in a two-hour exclusive premiere.
Ice-T

Listen to Ice-T Narrate a 'Dungeons & Dragons' Audiobook

If you’ve been following Ice-T's podcast, you know that the he's been dabbling in audiobooks lately. What sort of audiobooks? 'Dungeons and Dragons,' which he admits is quite the challenge for pronunciation.
Ice-T

Listen to Ice-T Narrate a 'Dungeons & Dragons' Audiobook

If you’ve been following Ice-T's podcast, you know that the he's been dabbling in audiobooks lately. What sort of audiobooks? 'Dungeons and Dragons,' which he admits is quite the challenge for pronunciation.
Grimes Responds to Wikipedia Trolls With Tumblr Post on Drug Use

Grimes Responds to Wikipedia Trolls With Tumblr Post on Drug Use

Scoff at Wikipedia all you want -- Grimes knows a lot of people take it very seriously. So when trolls began repeatedly adding quotes about amphetamine usage to her Wiki page, the alternative pop singer-songwriter took matters into her own hands.
Mourners at Michael Brown shooting location in Ferguson, Missouri

Musicians React to Ferguson & Michael Brown: Frank Ocean, J. Cole & More

Given the impact of Michael Brown's tragic death and the protests that followed in Ferguson, Mo., it's no surprise musicians are letting their voices be heard. Billboard compiled some of the voices that have resonated the loudest via social media, on the topics of life, death, war, peace, race relations, and whatever else feels relevant.

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