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.
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.
Kelly Clarkson Is Forbes’ Top Earning American Idol of 2012
Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson is the richest 'American Idol' alum, according to Forbes, which places her yearly earnings at $8 million.
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.
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.
Michael Jackson + Whitney Houston Musical Coming to Las Vegas
Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston are headed to Vegas. The late pop music icons, along with Elvis Presley, have inspired an upcoming musical called 'The Man,' which focuses on how young artists with a dream become superstars.
Justin Bieber, the Wanted + More Added to ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ Lineup
The already-stacked lineup for 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' just got another blast of star power with the addition of Justin Bieber, the Wanted, Psy and others, who will help ring in the 2013 new year with host Ryan Seacrest and headliner Taylor Swift.
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 silly Disney songs.
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.
Big Boi and Kelly Rowland Employ Computer Graphics in ‘Mama Told Me’ Video
Big Boi and Kelly Rowland rap and sing in front of computer-generated backgrounds in the new video for their collaboration 'Mama Told Me.' Calling the clip futuristic wouldn't be accurate, since most of the visuals are low-fi graphics that look like they could've been pulled from an old video game.
Selena Gomez Reportedly Holds Studio Sessions With Taylor Swift + Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez isn't spending all her time dealing with rumors of a breakup with Justin Bieber (which now appear to be false). Gomez was spotted in the studio this weekend recording new music with fellow young superstars Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus.
Ellie Goulding to Release ‘Figure 8′ as Next ‘Halcyon’ Single
Ellie Goulding is about to release the brooding 'Figure 8' as her next single. The slow-burning pop song will hit U.K. retailers on Dec. 16, according to Goulding herself, who tweeted the news along with the cover art, which shows a close-up of the singer pensively staring into the distance.