Chris Payne

Editorial Assistant, 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.

Lady Gaga Disses Katy Perry's Prismatic Tour on Twitter?

Lady Gaga Disses Katy Perry's Prismatic Tour on Twitter?

Lady Gaga may have just thrown some serious shade at Katy Perry's brand new Prismatic Tour. The tweet came yesterday -- the same day Katy Perry kicked off her tour in Belfast, Ireland, at one point riding an ancient Egyptian-styled mechanical horse.
Miley Cyrus performs on her Bangerz Tour

Miley Cyrus' Music Director Talks Bangerz Tour Behind-the-Scenes

Billboard recently chatted with Stacy Jones, frontman of the "Flavor of the Weak" power pop band American Hi-Fi. Aside from giving some inside information on his band's just-announced new album "Blood & Lemonade," he also spoke about his current gig working as music director (and touring drummer) for a pop star you might have heard of: Miley Cyrus.
Madonna Hits Studio With 'Slave Driver' Diplo

Madonna Hits Studio With 'Slave Driver' Diplo

Madonna is in the studio working with Diplo, according to a pair of photos recently posted to her Instagram account. The details are all in the captions, announcing that the pair are working hard in the studio, but not much else.

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