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.
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.
Madonna Had Top-Grossing Tour of 2012
Madonna had by far the highest-earning concert tour in 2012, raking in more than $228 million from 72 live concerts, according to figures reported by Billboard. The Material Girl's earnings were far ahead of second-place finisher Bruce Springsteen, while Coldplay, Lady Gaga, and the Jay-Z-Kanye…
Bruno Mars Covers ‘The Little Mermaid’ + Jimi Hendrix During ‘Live Lounge’ Set
If you've ever wanted to hear Bruno Mars recreate music from 'The Little Mermaid,' today is your lucky day. The pop superstar performed for the BBC Live Lounge and offered a wide-ranging 20-minute set that included a Christmas song, a Jimi Hendrix cover, and a couple of awesomely sill…
The Wanted Claim They Would ‘Get Arrested’ if One Direction Feud Continues
The once-friendly rivalry between the Wanted and One Direction has gotten heated in recent weeks, with personal insults on Twitter and threats of violence. The groups will be in the same building on Friday, performing as part of the Z100 Jingle Ball concert in New York City, but the Wanted's Ma…
Gavin DeGraw Highlights Inspiring People in ‘Soldier’ Video
Despite its title, Gavin DeGraw's 'Soldier' is not about war, but instead deals with going the extra mile to help someone you love. The song's music video picks up on that theme by shining the spotlight on regular folks doing heroic things for people in need.
Jonas Brothers Cover Bruno Mars, Coldplay + Frank Ocean
The Jonas Brothers are playing select shows together once again and treating their fans to covers of hit songs by other artists. In recent concerts in Los Angeles, the trio put their own spin on songs by Bruno Mars, Coldplay and Frank Ocean.
Highest-Paid Musicians in 2012: Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Dr. Dre Top Forbes List
Britney Spears, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber are among the 10 highest-paid artists in music according to Forbes, but they're still far behind several veteran rock singers and 47-year-old rapper Dr. Dre, who tops the annual celebrity income list.
Karmin Cover Christmas Tune ‘Sleigh Ride’
America's cutest engaged pop music couple just got even more sugary sweet with the release of their own Christmas song. Nick Noonan and Amy Heidemann of Karmin have premiered their version of the holiday classic 'Sleigh Ride.'
Beyonce to Drop ‘Intimate’ HBO Documentary in February
Beyonce has been protective of her privacy since the birth of her daughter Blue Ivy in January, but she's about to invite fans into her home with the release of an intimate documentary premiering February 16, 2013 on HBO.
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 infect…
Justin Bieber Brings Mom on Stage After Winning Artist of the Year at 2012 American Music …
The American Music Awards confirmed what millions of Beliebers already thought: Justin Bieber is the Artist of the Year for 2012.