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.
Bruno Mars Announces the Moonshine Jungle World Tour
Bruno Mars is going on tour! Okay, that's not such a huge surprise, since he's been hinting at a tour for weeks. He finally made the news official during a visit to 'Ellen,' where he revealed the title of the trek: The Moonshine Jungle World Tour.
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 Year nominee Kelly Clarkson will be performing during the ceremony.
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.
Nicki Minaj Storms Off ‘American Idol’ Set [Video]
The rumors of friction on the set of 'American Idol' were definitely true, as we saw last night. Nicki Minaj stormed off the set during the Charlotte auditions when the other three judges disregard her helpful advice for an auditioning contestant. Check out the video to see what set her off.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Perform ‘Thrift Shop’ on ‘Ellen’
After 'Thrift Shop' by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis reached No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, dethroning Rihanna's 'Diamonds' after 14 weeks at the top, it was the right time for the duo to complete its infiltration of Middle America with a performance of the song on 'Ellen.'
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.
Pink Slapped With $36K Lawsuit by Former Producers
You're not a real superstar performer these days if somebody isn't suing you for something. Pink is the latest star to be hit with litigation after her former producers filed suit for more than $36K in unpaid royalties for songs they worked on way back in 1999.
A$AP Rocky Sued by Alleged Assault Victim Who Says Illegal Drugs Were Involved
A$AP Rocky is on the receiving end of a lawsuit stemming from the July altercation in which he attacked two photographers. A man who says Rocky assaulted him claims the rapper was taking illegal drugs before the attack.
Redfoo of LMFAO Drops New Song ‘Bring Out the Bottles’
LMFAO may be on hiatus, but nothing will stop Redfoo from party rocking. The afro-loving frontman has dropped a new electropop song called 'Bring Out the Bottles' in which he promises to keep the bubbly flowing.
Skrillex, Calvin Harris + More to Perform Live on New Year’s Eve
EDM is where it's at on New Year's Eve this year. Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Avicii and Moby are among the electronic artists ringing in 2013 with live performances across the country.
Karmin’s Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan Plan 2013 Wedding
Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan of Karmin were already engaged when they first started grabbing everyone's attention with their impressive YouTube covers. But who has time to plan a wedding when you're recording hit songs and touring the world? Although they never got around to actually tying the knot, the couple say it's definitely going to happen in 2013.
Michael Jackson + Whitney Houston Musical Coming to Las Vegas
Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston are headed to Vegas. The late pop music icons, along with Elvis Presley, have inspired an upcoming musical called 'The Man,' which focuses on how young artists with a dream become superstars.