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.

Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Reasons Imagine Dragons Aren't Your Typical Rock Stars

Billboard Cover Sneak Peek: 5 Reasons Imagine Dragons Aren't Your Typical Rock Stars

Chart success, with an awful lot of synch love (like last week’s unprecedented, four-minute Target sponsored Grammy ad) isn’t the only reason Imagine Dragons isn’t your typical rock band. They may call Las Vegas home, but aside from some occasional naked gallivanting (more on that below), they’re not exactly leaving death and destruction in their path.

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