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.
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.'
Fall Out Boy, ‘My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)’ – Song Review
In recent days, rumors have circulated that Fall Out Boy would be reuniting for a performance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' but they're actually gearing up for a full-blown comeback, with a summer tour, a new album, and a new single! Like most classic Fall Out Boy tunes, this one has a ridi…
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 of…
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 …
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 wi…
Rita Ora Goes Into the Future for New ‘Radioactive’ Video
Rita Ora has seen the future, and it's 'Radioactive.' Ora's new video takes the singer into orbit with visual effects that suggest an apocalyptic, intergalactic future.
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…
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.
Prince Shows Off Skills in ‘Rock and Roll Love Affair’ Performance Video
For those who may have forgotten that Prince is a musical genius who has mastered at least a dozen instruments, he gently reminds us in the 'Rock and Roll Love Affair' video with an opening scene in which he plays guitar and keyboards at the same time, with one hand on each. That is some s…
Coldplay Taking Three-Year Hiatus From Touring
Even after a year and a half of non-stop touring, Chris Martin isn't ready to leave the road, but during the final Australian show of Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto Tour, he acknowledged that the band won't be touring again for a while.
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…