Scott Shetler is a Chicago-based freelance writer whose words can be found on PopCrush, Diffuser and other music, pop culture and travel websites. He has interviewed a wide range of artists, from Anthony Kiedis to Weird Al Yankovic and from Amanda Palmer to Taylor Hanson. He freely acknowledges an inexplicable obsession with the music of cheesy ‘80s pop duo Air Supply.
Prince Releases ‘Breakfast Can Wait’ Single
How strange is it that Prince, the man who once diligently worked to keep his music off the web and who in 2010 declared "The Internet is dead," is now leaking new material online to create buzz? We don't quite understand the abrupt change in tactics, but we will never complai…
fun. Announce Summer Tour with Tegan and Sara
fun. will have some fun this summer with a 26-date concert tour featuring support from indie pop duo Tegan and Sara. The Most Nights Tour will probably be the group's last concert tour of this album cycle, according to a blog post on their website.
Rihanna to Join Bruno Mars + Sting in 2013 Grammy Performance
Rihanna was already confirmed as performer for the 2013 Grammy Awards, but today comes word that she'll be joined on stage by two of pop music's most respected gentlemen, Bruno Mars and Sting. The Recording Academy announced the news in a press release that also revealed that Record of the…
Kelly Clarkson Is Forbes’ Top Earning American Idol of 2012
Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson is the richest 'American Idol' alum, according to Forbes, which places her yearly earnings at $8 million.
Frank Ocean, Maroon 5, Alicia Keys All Added to Grammy 2013 Performance Lineup
Fourteen-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys was snubbed by the Recording Academy this year, but she'll be appearing at the Grammys anyway as part of a special collaboration with Maroon 5. The Academy announced the news in a press release which also confirmed that Frank Ocean will get a performance …
Rihanna + Iggy Azalea Have a Collaboration in the Works
Rihanna never stops making music. Even though her 'Unapologetic' album just dropped in November, RiRi is continuing to work on new songs, one of which reportedly features Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.
Kelly Clarkson Duets With Jewel on ‘Foolish Games’
Jewel's haunting piano ballad 'Foolish Games' has been given a makeover for her greatest hits album, thanks to Kelly Clarkson, who duets with the singer-songwriter on a new recording of the track.
Justin Timberlake to Perform at 2013 Grammys
Less than a month after releasing his comeback single 'Suit & Tie,' Justin Timberlake is already back at the Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced in a press release that the pop superstar will perform at the 2013 Grammy ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 10.
Prince’s Idiosyncrasies Include Team of Black Female Lawyers, Disdain for Old People + Hat…
We didn't need Prince's new Billboard magazine cover story to tell us the guy was eccentric. That has been obvious for years. But the interview does provide some fascinating pieces of information about his idiosyncrasies, including the fact that he has an aggressive team of black female lawyers, he …
Watch ‘SNL’ Promos Starring Adam Levine
Just a few months after Adam Levine performed on 'Saturday Night Live' as the musical guest with Maroon 5, the rocker is back to host the show. If the promos released today by NBC are any indication, expect a heavy dose of dry wit and comedic references to 'The Voice.'
NKOTB Touring With 98 Degrees + Boyz II Men, Releasing New Single + Album
Children of the '90s, rejoice! Less than a year after wrapping up their hugely successful boy band tour with the Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block will try to repeat that success by heading out on the road this summer with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men. And this isn't just a nostalgia to…
Alicia Keys, Katy Perry + More to Perform at Obama’s Inaugural Ball
Katy Perry was a big supporter of President Obama during the 2012 presidential campaign, and Alicia Keys sang 'No One' at his 2009 inauguration. Both stars are among a diverse group of musicians lined up for the Inaugural Balls on Monday as Obama is officially sworn in for a second term.