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.
Kesha, B.o.B + More to Perform at NBA All-Star Pregame Concert
The NBA All-Star Game is turning into a big-time music event. Kesha, B.o.B and Ludacris will perform during the pregame concert, joining previously announced performers Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo and others who are also singing as part of All-Star Weekend.
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.
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.'
Kelly Clarkson Wins 2013 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album
An ecstatic Kelly Clarkson won the 2013 Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album for 'Stronger' and could not contain her enthusiasm after hearing her name called.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.