Clay Aiken

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Tom Tancredo announces he's running for governor...again

    Moments ago, during an appearance on Peter Boyles's KHOW talk show (and while surrounded by TV cameras), former Congressman Tom Tancredo announced that he's running for governor...again. "I announced 5 minutes ago my intention to seek the Republican nomination for Governor of Colorado and look forw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    American Idol: From 25 to the Top 13

    After weeks of anticipation, the top thirteen contestants of American Idol were revealed. Last night's episode, however seemingly straightforward, wasn't short of Adele-drenched drama, though. Spoilers: Jen Hirsh, Reed Grimm and Brielle Von Hugel all had to sing for their lives -- and all fell flat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    American Idol Top 24: Steven Tyler takes his clothes off to welcome the Top 23

    Of all the American Idol judges in the show's history to dive off the deep end, we didn't expect it from Steven Tyler so early in his tenure -- and we're not talking figuratively, either. During last night's episode, the second in a two-episode reveal of the Top 24 contestants, Tyler stripped down t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Hammer vs Jay-Z: The top five dumbest and most pointless beefs in music history

    MC Hammer recently decided the best way to rekindle his once massive flame was to start a beef with Jay-Z in the way of diss track called "Better Run Run," boasting lines like, 'That boy tried to steal my swag/His finger prints all over the bag." While it might have sounded good on paper -- start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Dan Maes: Five more terrifying ways Denver is turning into the United Nations

    Dan Maes.​There's been lotsa entertainment value in Colorado's primary races, from Tom Tancredo's guv run to Scott McInnis's plagiarism problems -- and now, Dan Maes's declaration that Denver's B-Cycle program might turn the city into "the United Nations" via wrongheaded environmental do-goodi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008

    Rearview: The Week in Review (8/2/08-8/8/08)

    Call me daddy. No, really. Here's a convenient and useful guide to all the wonderful content you might have missed this week on Backbeat Online while you were reeling from the shock and disbelief of discovering that Clay Aiken, of American Idol fame, has somehow managed to spawn, and is now a fath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    The Blog Shortcut, June 27 Edition

    Turn an ear -- and an eye -- to the fresh content available from Westword's blog quintet. Demver reveals the connection between a local activist and Crosby, Stills & Nash. It's a new take on conventional wisdom. Backbeat Online offers a Beyond Playlist post with extended reviews of recordings by ar ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 15, 2007
  • Music

    December 14, 2006


    Music biopics Hollywood won't make.

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    American I-Dull

    Since anointing Kelly Clarkson, the star machine's been running on empty.

  • Music

    January 27, 2005

    The Beatdown

    In which yours truly auditions for Gimme the Mike.

  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Fantasia and Ruben Studdard

    Free Yourself (J Records) I Need an Angel (J Records)

  • News

    September 2, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of September 2, 2004

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Let's Go Crazy...Please!

    Only one man can save us from our own devastating lack of sex appeal.

  • Summer Guide

    May 27, 2004

    Trivial Pursuits

    Thirteen weeks of sports and leisure, arts and entertainment, and people and places.

  • News

    May 27, 2004

    Dial Another Day

    Twenty-four hours inside Denver radio: A survivor's story.

  • News

    April 29, 2004

    Off Limits

    A growing concern

  • Dining

    April 8, 2004

    Cafe Society

    At the Walnut Cafe, good things come to those who wait.

  • Music

    December 18, 2003


    Rounding up holiday discs that offer season's greetings -- and beatings.

  • Culture

    December 11, 2003

    A Fan's Notes

    Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003

  • News

    July 3, 2003

    The Flag-Bearer

    Tom Tancredo is on a crusade to save America -- and he's looking for recruits.

  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    Lounge Wizard

    Sondre Lerche puts plenty of fizz into his sophisticated brand of pop.