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.
Mumford & Sons Beat Out fun. + Frank Ocean to Win 2013 Album of the Year Grammy
fun. and Frank Ocean were multiple Grammy Award winners Sunday night, but both were upended for the biggest award of the evening, Album of the Year, by British folk-rock band Mumford & Sons, who claimed the trophy for 'Babel.'
Ed Sheeran and Elton John Perform ‘The A Team’ at the 2013 Grammys
Two generations of British singer-songwriters joined forces at the 2013 Grammy Awardswhen Elton John teamed up with Song of the Year nominee Ed Sheeran for an excellent rendition of 'The A Team.'
John Mayer on Dating Jessica Simpson, Taylor Swift: ‘I Was Just a Jerk’
John Mayer is admitting what a lot of people thought after his 2010 Playboy interview: He was a jerk. Mayer was interviewed for CBS Sunday Morning, which will air the chat on Feb. 10 at 9AM ET. The singer discusses how he's matured since the days when he gave thoughtless interviews about his former girlfriends, such as Jessica Simpson, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Aniston.
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 complain about receiving new music from the purple genius, like his latest offering, 'Breakfast Can Wait.'
Justin Timberlake Announces ‘The 20/20 Experience’ Release Date in Lyric Video
Justin Timberlake silently slipped the release date for 'The 20/20 Experience' into his new lyric video for 'Suit & Tie.' The date passes by so fast we probably wouldn't even see it, if not for the pause button on YouTube. So just when is Timberlake's third solo album dropping?
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.
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.
Adele, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift Named Forbes’ Brightest Music Stars Under 30
Forbes Magazine is confirming what we already knew: Adele, Justin Bieber, and Taylor Swift are among the 30 Brightest Music Stars Under 30.
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.
Inquest into Amy Winehouse’s Death Reopened
More than a year after an inquest into Amy Winehouse's July 2011 death -- which found that the singer died from alcohol poisoning -- reports have surfaced that the coroner was unqualified for her position.
Ed Sheeran Has Already ‘Done Around 26 Songs’ for Sophomore Album
Even though he's just starting to become a superstar in the U.S., Ed Sheeran is already well on his way to finishing his second album. The British singer-songwriter revealed that he's completed more than two dozen songs for the project — but don't expect another collaboration with Taylor Swift.
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!