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.
Justin Bieber, One Direction + More Make Billboard’s ’21 Under 21′ List
Who's the hottest young star in music? Billboard magazine says it's Justin Bieber, who edges out One Direction for the crown on the '21 Under 21: Music's Hottest Minors' list, which is heavy on teen pop acts but also features hip-hop stars like Mac Miller and country singers…
Katy Perry Cleanses Her ‘Chakra’ on Volcano + Confirms Obama Fundraiser Performance
These days, Katy Perry is getting spiritual and political. After cleansing her spirit with meditation and a journey to the top of a volcano, Perry has signed on for a fundraiser for President Obama.
Big Sean Says Kanye West Has Made Himself, Nicki Minaj + Others Rewrite Raps
Big Sean says that Kanye West demands flawless execution from his collaborators, to the point that West has made Sean, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and others rewrite their verses if he felt they weren't up to par.
Austin Mahone Shows Off First Car on Twitter
Kids, pay attention. This is what viral videos and a subsequent record deal can get you. Sixteen-year-old singer Austin Mahone has bought a brand-new Range Rover.
‘Idol’ Judges Mariah Carey + Nicki Minaj Were Originally Set to Join ‘The Voice’
The new divas of 'American Idol,' Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, were about to pledge their allegiance to 'The Voice' before 'Idol' came calling. Us magazine reports that the superstars were originally considering taking temporary chairs on 'The Voice' for one …
Carly Rae Jepsen Dishes on ‘Friendly’ Justin Bieber Collaboration
Carly Rae Jepsen and Justin Bieber team up on the duet 'Beautiful' on Jepsen's latest album, 'Kiss,' which hits stores tomorrow (Sept. 18.) What does 'Beautiful' sound like? Jepsen herself describes the tune as, "charming, friendly and hopefully feel-good.…
Adele’s Pregnancy Inspires Her to Take ‘Lighter’ Approach to Third Album
Adele's '21' was a massive worldwide success, despite its heavy lyrical content about breakups and failed relationships. Now pregnant with her first child, Adele is planning for her next album to be much "lighter," according to an Us magazine source.
Rihanna + Taylor Swift Lead 2012 MTV Europe Music Award Nominations
It's girl power at the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards, where Rihanna and Taylor Swift lead the pack of nominees, with Lady Gaga, Carly Rae Jepsen, Lana Del Rey and Katy Perry also scoring multiple nods.
Nelly Furtado Previews ‘Parking Lot’ Video
Nelly Furtado didn't have to think hard when it came to figuring out a concept for the third video from her 'The Spirit Indestructible' album. Teaser footage from the 'Parking Lot' video features the singer and a group of backup dancers taking over a gritty parking lot full …
Amy Winehouse Foundation Has Raised More Than $372,000 Since Her Untimely Death
The Amy Winehouse Foundation, established after the singer's death in 2011, has raised more than $372,000 in its first 12 months and plans to double that figure by the end of 2012.