‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 13 Winner Named

After 16 episodes and even more memorable moments, season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race came to a close Friday night (April 23), and one of the top four queens — Gottmik, Kandy Muse, Rosé and Symone — got to claim the crown and the $100,000 cash prize. Spoilers ahead! After a “lip sync for the crown” battle royale, Symone was crowned […]

Weezer’s Rock ’n’ Roll Nostalgia Trip, and 10 More New Songs

Unheroic 1970s and 1980s nostalgia fills “I Need Some of That,” Weezer’s remembrance of growing up suburban and finding music as rebellion: “I was in my hatchback ragin’,” Rivers Cuomo sings. It’s part of the band’s pointedly titled pop-metal album, “Van Weezer.” The proudly multilayered guitars and vocals invoke Boston and the Cars as well as the band the song […]

Leslie Odom Jr. & Sam Ashworth on Writing ‘Speak Now’

Leslie, You’re the fourth person in four years to be nominated for acting and songwriting Oscars in the same year, following Mary J. Blige, Lady Gaga and Cynthia Erivo. That’s a nice little club to join. Odom: Sure. I bet we see it more and more too. I think it’s a byproduct of the fact that there’s less boundaries in […]

Les McKeown, Lead Singer of the Bay City Rollers, Dies at 65

Les McKeown, the lead singer in the classic lineup of the Bay City Rollers, the Scottish pop group that enjoyed phenomenal worldwide success in the 1970s, died on Tuesday. He was 65. His family announced the death in a statement on social media. The statement said he died at his home, but did not say where that was or specify […]