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.
Jason Mraz to Spread Awareness With Groundbreaking Myanmar Performance
Next month, Jason Mraz will become the first international artist to perform an outdoor concert in Mynamar, an occasion that he plans to use to speak out against human rights abuses. The free show takes place on Dec. 16 at People's Square in Yangon, sponsored by MTV EXIT, an initiative created …
2013 People’s Choice Awards: Justin Bieber + Adam Levine Lead Nominations
Forget the electoral college. The voters of America have spoken, and they want... Justin Bieber and Adam Levine. The pop stars are the top nominees for the 2013 People's Choice Awards, announced this morning (Nov. 15) in Los Angeles.
Taylor Swift Promotes MTV’s ‘Restore the Shore’ Hurricane Sandy Benefit
Taylor Swift doesn't want people to move on and forget about those devastated by Hurricane Sandy last month. The pop-country superstar has recorded a promo for MTV's 'Restore the Shore' benefit in which she waxes nostalgic about her memories of the Jersey Shore.
Matchbox Twenty Reveal 2013 North Tour Dates
Matchbox Twenty are coming soon to your nearest casino! The 'She's So Mean' performers have announced a batch of more than 30 concert dates in early 2013 that will take the band to theaters and casino resorts around the country in support of their 'North' album.
Pink Recruits the Hives for Her 2013 North American Tour
Pink has always been a pop singer with a rock 'n roll attitude, so it makes perfect sense that she's bringing along rowdy Swedish rockers the Hives on her Covergirl-sponsored 2013 North American tour.
Beyonce Votes, Writes Open Letter to Obama
Beyonce has election fever! On her website, Bey posted a series of photos that captured her filling out her ballot, and she also posted a personal letter to President Obama in which she thanked him for his leadership and called him an inspiration to her daughter, Blue Ivy.
fun. Deliver Energetic ‘Some Nights’ Performance on ‘SNL’
fun. appeared on 'Saturday Night Live' over the weekend, treating viewers to a performance of their latest hit, 'Some Nights.' Singer Nate Ruess, who apparently forgot to remove his trench coat, bounced around the stage as the band cranked up the energy factor for the late-night …
Taylor Swift Accused of Ripping Off Lyrics for ‘All Too Well’
Taylor Swift is facing accusations that she stole a lyric on her new song 'All Too Well' from a song by Matt Nathanson. ONTD points out that the lyric matches, almost word-for-word, a line from Nathanson's 2003 track 'I Saw,' and fans have noted the similarity on Twitter.
Taylor Swift Takes ‘Begin Again’ to Paris During 2012 CMA Awards Performance
Taylor Swift took country music to the streets of Paris at the 2012 CMA Awards, performing her new ballad 'Begin Again' on a set designed to look like a European coffee shop.
Aguilera, Bon Jovi 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.