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, Sting + Rihanna Lead Bob Marley Grammy 2013 Tribute
Grammy collaborations don't always work, but when they do, they can be amazing. That was the case for the 2013 Grammys' powerful tribute to late reggae star Bob Marley, which featured Bruno Mars, Sting and Rihanna joined by two of Marley's sons.
Miguel + Wiz Khalifa Team Up to Perform ‘Adorn’ at 2013 Grammys
Color-coordinated duo Miguel and Wiz Khalifa delivered a hot performance at the 2013 Grammy Awards, where they joined up to sing 'Adorn,' which had earlier captured the Grammy for Best R&B Song.
Justin Timberlake Named Creative Director for Bud Light Platinum
Compared to trying to save MySpace, this should be a breeze. Justin Timberlake was named the creative director for Bud Light Platinum on Thursday (Feb. 7). It's the latest project for the singer-turned-actor-turned-entrepreneur, who took over MySpace in 2011 and is still trying to revive the mostly-abandoned social networking site.
Frank Ocean + Chris Brown Case Is Closed, Despite New Revelations
TMZ is reporting that someone from Chris Brown's entourage threatened to shoot Frank Ocean and called him a homophobic slur during their Jan. 27 scuffle. But despite the serious nature of the new details, the case is now closed, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
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 slot on the show.
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.
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.
Timbaland’s ‘The Party Anthem’ Features Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott + T-Pain
Timbaland is unleashing 'The Party Anthem' on the world with a new track featuring his longtime collaborator Missy Elliott, plus Lil Wayne and T-Pain.
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.
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.
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.
Kesha Addresses the ‘Forced’ Statement She Made About ‘Die Young’
Kesha's 'Die Young' dropped sharply in radio airplay after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, causing the singer to issue a curious statement claiming that she was "forced" to sing the chorus of the song against her will. Today (Dec. 20), Kesha wrote a new blog post explaining her comments.
PS22 Sing in Honor of Sandy Hook Shooting Victims
The children of Staten Island choir PS22 are known for their adorable covers of pop songs, but they're going to touch a lot more hearts with their latest performance. In a new video, the choir performs the official school song of Sandy Hook Elementary School in remembrance of the 20 first-graders and six staff members who were killed during the school shooting there on Dec. 14.
Frank Ocean’s Father Wants to Sue for $1 Million
Frank Ocean's long-lost father has emerged just in time to sue his superstar son for $1 million, according to a tweet Ocean posted and then deleted today on Twitter.
Justin Bieber Acoustic Album Dropping in January
That new acoustic Justin Bieber album is coming out way sooner than everyone expected. The Biebs stopped by 'Ellen' to announce the record will be coming out next month, January 2013!
12-12-12 Sandy Relief Concert: Stream It at 7:30PM ET Here
UPDATE: The concert is not longer available to stream. Looking for the live stream of the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy relief concert? Check in right here. At 7:30 pm ET tonight, Dec. 12, you can stream the concert by pressing start on the video above to watch Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Coldplay's Chris Martin, and a number of rock legends raise money for the victims of the devastating storm.
Psy Once Rapped About ‘Killing Those F—ing Yankees’ at Anti-American Concert
This could be trouble. Just one day before he's scheduled to perform 'Gangnam Style' for President Obama at the Christmas in Washington DC 2012 concert, Korean rapper Psy is in hot water after an unconfirmed report surfaced suggesting that in 2004 he performed at an anti-American concert in Seoul, South Korea and rapped lyrics about "killing those f---ing Yankees."
Justin Bieber + Selena Gomez Go on Date Night in Times Square
How does Justin Bieber come down from the high of performing a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden? On Wednesday, the Biebs followed his concert by taking Selena Gomez out for a late-night date to play video games and ride roller coasters in Times Square.
Justin Bieber Angers L.A. Drivers After Causing Traffic Jam to Confront Paparazzi
Justin Bieber was so fed up with being chased around Los Angeles by paparazzi this weekend that he stopped in the middle of the road to confront photographers, while dozens of irate drivers blared their horns behind him.
Selena Gomez Makes a Trip to the Emergency Room
Lately, Selena Gomez has been the subject of a ton of breaking news. Not long after word broke that she was spotted holding hands with her possibly ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber last night comes a new report that Gomez was taken to a Los Angeles hospital this morning for a potential strep throat infection.