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.

Morrissey's "World Peace Is None of Your Business"

Morrissey Blasts Harvest Records, Fox News and Missing Planes in Latest Rant

Morrissey is up on his soapbox yet again. In a statement posted to fan site True to You, Morrissey began by praising a trio of fan-made videos for his song “World Peace Is None Of Your Business,” but quickly slipped into a sweeping, vitriolic tirade against... well, everyone.
Paramore Cancels Monumentour Dates as Hayley Williams Battles Exhaustion

Paramore Cancels Monumentour Dates as Hayley Williams Battles Exhaustion

Hayley Williams is one of rock’s most charismatic performers, the type who truly leaves it all on the stage every night. But Williams is human after all -- a chest infection and general exhaustion forced her to cancel Paramore’s dates Monumentour dates alongside Fall Out Boy on Aug. 4 and 5 in Texas.

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