Chris Payne

Editorial Assistant,

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.

Demon Hunter

Demon Hunter, 'I Will Fail You': Exclusive Video Premiere

The long-running metal outfit Demon Hunter had some heavy issues to get off its chest in the making of its latest music video. "'I Will Fail You' is about the scrutiny that a band like ours of tends falls under," frontman Ryan Clark says.
Queens of the Stone Age Get Rowdy in New 'Smooth Sailing' Video

Queens of the Stone Age Get Rowdy in New 'Smooth Sailing' Video

Queens of the Stone Age's first Billboard 200-topping album "…Like Clockwork" may have dropped nearly a year ago, but Josh Homme and company are still going hard at getting the word out. The alt-rockers have dropped a new music video for the silky, seductive track "Smooth Sailing."
Tessanne Chin

'The Voice' Tour Dates Announced

With the season six finale of NBC's "The Voice" coming next month, fans of the show have something extra to look forward to this summer. Dates have been announced for The Voice 2014 Tour, which will feature this season's top talent touring North America along with some past favorites.

Augustana, 'Youth Is Wasted on the Young': Exclusive Song Premiere

The last few years were a trying time for Augustana, but after major lineup and label changes, a new album is coming April 22. Billboard presents an exclusive premiere of one of the new tracks, a catchy, poignant, piano-laced song called "Youth Is Wasted on the Young."