Chris Payne

Staff writer, Billboard.com

Chris Payne is a staff writer at Billboard.

Julian Casablancas of The Strokes performs in 2016

The Strokes Are Back: Hear Their New EP 'Future Present Past'

New Strokes music is on the way. This morning, frontman Julian Casablancas used the first episode of his new Sirius XMU radio show "Culture Void" as a platform to premiere a new song called “OBLIVIUS” and break news of a forthcoming EP.
Blake Shelton and Jimmy Fallon eat sushi

Watch Picky Eater Blake Shelton Try Sushi for First Time With Jimmy Fallon

These days, you’ll see musicians resort to all sorts of crazy measures to promote their new projects. But if we’re to believe that all publicity is good publicity -- and all content is good content -- then trying sushi for the first time via a free six-course meal definitely sits on the positive side of the spectrum, even if you’re a decidedly picky eater.
Neil Young

Neil Young OK With Donald Trump Using His Music, But He's Still Backing Bernie Sanders

Neil Young might be opposed to much of what Donald Trump represents, but he’s no longer against the Republican frontrunner using his music on the campaign trail. The about face comes almost a year after Trump inspired Young's ire by blasting “Rockin’ in the Free World” at the rally where he announced his candidacy
Neil Young

Neil Young OK With Donald Trump Using His Music, But He's Still Backing Bernie Sanders

Neil Young might be opposed to much of what Donald Trump represents, but he’s no longer against the Republican frontrunner using his music on the campaign trail. The about face comes almost a year after Trump inspired Young's ire by blasting “Rockin’ in the Free World” at the rally where he announced his candidacy

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