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.
Kelly Clarkson Duets With Jewel on ‘Foolish Games’
Jewel's haunting piano ballad 'Foolish Games' has been given a makeover for her greatest hits album, thanks to Kelly Clarkson, who duets with the singer-songwriter on a new recording of the track.
Watch Taylor Swift Perform Acoustic Set of ‘Red’ Tracks for Fans
Even though she's been moving in more of a catchy pop direction, the songs on Taylor Swift's 'Red' album still possess heart and lyrical depth, as she proved during an acoustic performances of three of its tracks in Nashville.
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…
Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi + More to Perform at Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert
As many on the East Coast try to get their lives back to normal after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, NBC has announced an hour-long benefit concert for victims of the storm. Christina Aguilera and a host of rockers will perform live on 'Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together,' which airs th…
Kelly Clarkson to Release ‘Greatest Hits’ Collection + ‘Catch My Breath’ Single
Ten years into a superstar career that was launched when she became the first winner of 'American Idol,' Kelly Clarkson is issuing her first hits collection, 'Greatest Hits – Chapter 1,' which features three new songs, including an autobiographical single called 'Catch…
‘Glee': ‘The Break-Up’ Episode Song List
This week's episode of 'Glee' is called 'The Break-Up,' and it features the show's core couples dealing with serious relationship drama. The cast perform some of the most powerful break-up songs of the past two decades on the show.
Jennifer Hudson + Usher to Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston in TV Special
Some of the biggest names in popular music will remember the life and career of Whitney Houston in an upcoming CBS special featuring live performances by Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Celine Dion and others to be announced. 'We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute To Whitney Houston' airs …
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.
Demi Lovato Named Ambassador for ‘Mean Stinks’ Anti-Bullying Campaign
Demi Lovato says she was bullied mercilessly in middle school, which helps explain why she's thrilled to be the new ambassador for Secret's "Mean Stinks" campaign.
‘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 …
Adele Hits Abbey Road Studios to Record Theme Song for James Bond Movie ‘Skyfall’
There were rumors of Adele recording a James Bond theme song going back to last year, but now The Sun is offering some of the strongest proof yet that the songstress may be contributing music to the latest 007 flick, 'Skyfall.'
Hear Pink’s Rock Song With Eminem, ‘Here Comes the Weekend’
Pink's latest collaboration with Eminem has leaked, and it turns out her description of the track as an “alternative club banger” was dead-on. Despite featuring one of hip-hop music's biggest names, 'Here Comes the Weekend' is actually one of the harde…