Watch Kesha get emotional in ‘Rainbow’

With Kesha’s “come back” album officially out, the singer has decided to give her longtime and dedicated “Animals” a little something extra on this record release day. On Friday (Aug. 11), the pop star unleashed the music video for her new album’s title track, “Rainbow.” Though the song is an emotional one, it’s understandable why the songstress decided to make a simple video to accompany the new tune.

The over-four-minute video begins with a quick shot of the sign where “Rainbow” was record (Capitol Studios in Los Angeles). The shot changes to the inside of the studio where a slew of studio musicians are preparing for their day as Kesha walks in. The pop star is seen greeting her soon-to-be co-workers before the footage changes to her walking the musicians through the harmonies of the song. About 35 seconds into the clip, the footage shifts to Kesha, alone in a sound booth, recording “Rainbow.” Watch the simple, but emotion-filled clip for the new song above.

“Rainbow” will join previously released tracks “Learn to Let Go,” “Woman,” and lead single “Praying” on Kesha’s recently released third album, Rainbow. In support of the new album, Kesha recently announced a massive North American tour set to take place during the fall months. The “Rainbow” tour will officially kick off on Sept. 26 at the Iron City in Birmingham, Alabama and wrap up a little over a month later on Nov. 1 at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Tickets for the tour are currently available on Kesha’s website here while the complete list of tour dates can been seen here.

Kesha to embark on a ‘Rainbow’ tour

With Kesha’s official return to the music world in full effect thanks to three new songs and a brand new album, the songstress has now announced even more good news for her longtime followers. On Tuesday (Aug. 1), the pop star announced plans to hit the road this fall for her “Rainbow” tour. The excursion will kick off on Sept. 26 at the Iron City in Birmingham, Alabama and wrap up a little over a month later on Nov. 1 at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

Tickets for the “Rainbow” tour will go on sale beginning this Saturday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. local time on Kesha’s website. For those who would like to register for a change to obtain pre-sale tickets, head on over to Tunespeak where a handful of pre-sale slots will be available for each tour stop.

In a caption accompanying the tour announcement, Kesha took the time to admit that she wouldn’t have made it through the tough times without her “animals”(her fans). “ANIMALS! I’m going on tour! I would not have made it to this point without you, so come out and join the celebration with me.”

The “Rainbow” will be in support of Kesha’s upcoming new album, Rainbow. Rainbow is set to hit stores on Aug. 11. The record, her third, is not only her first new album in five years, it’s also her first record  since becoming involved in an ongoing legal battle again former collaborator Dr. Luke.

For now, the complete itinerary for Kesha’s upcoming tour can be seen below.

KESHA’S RAINBOW TOUR DATES:

September 26 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
September 27 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
September 29 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
September 30 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
October 2 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
October 4 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
October 6 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
October 7 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
October 9 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
October 13 – Lakewood, OH – Lakewood Civic Auditorium
October 15 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
October 16 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
October 18 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
October 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
October 23 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
October 24 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
October 25 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
October 27 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
October 28 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre (Daze of the Dead)
October 31 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic Auditorium
November 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

Kesha vs Dr. Luke: Round 2

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In a matter of hours, it looks like the legal battle between Kesha and her longtime producer, Dr. Luke, has heated up.

Now, in response to Kesha’s (real name Kesha Rose Sebert) lawsuit which accuses the producer of abusing the signer, the producer has fired back, filing his own lawsuit against Kesha, her mother Pebe, and Kesha’s management, Vector Management.

In the complaint filed at the New York Supreme Court, the producer, real name Lukasz Gottwald, claims that the original lawsuit stems from a denial to amend Kesha’s longstanding record deal. The agreement with Gottwald states that Kesha was contracted for “at least six recordings.” From her record earnings, Gottwald would then receive a “specific” percentage of the sales from the albums he produced.

Gottwald then claimed that there was an amendment done to the contract previously, but that it might have not been what Kesha desired.

“As part of the effort to get out of the Gottwald Recording Agreement, Kesha and Pebe have also orchestrated a campaign of publishing false and shocking accusations against Gottwald to extort Plaintiffs into letting Kesha out of the Gottwald Recording Agreement” the complaint states.

As stated before, the counter-sue may not take aim directly at the legal papers filed by Kesha on Monday, but rather the steps that led to the the actual filing. Allegedly, Kesha’s mother, Pebe, wrote a letter last October that claimed abuse and threatened to send it to a blogger for publication.

Though Gottwald’s claim does not go into specifics about what it was, it does say that Kesha and her mother published statements about abuse that they admitted, themselves, were false.

Gottwald is now suing for defamation and breach of contract against Kesha and her mother. As for Vector Management, who were hired by the signer in 2013, he claims they are trying to get a bigger share of her record profits.

“It’s despicable thing of  what he is doing,” Kesha’s attorney, Mark Geragos responded.

“It reminds me of Ray Rice threatening to sue his wife for ruining his career. [Dr. Luke] thinks that he has got more money than he knows what to do, he can do whatever he wants. Our complaint is accurate and supported by evidence and witnesses.”

Both the singer and the producer agree that this all began in 2005 when he signed her, but after that everything differs. Kesha claims that it began a one-sided relationship which resulted in abuse, rape, and manipulation. The producer, on the other hand, claims that he took a nobody and made her a platinum-selling somebody.

Kesha Files Abuse Lawsuit Against Longtime Producer

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It’s going down and it looks like Dr. Luke will be the one yelling timber.

Months after leaving a rehabilitation center for an eating disorder, Kesha (real name Kesha Rose Sebert) has filed a lawsuit against longtime producer, Dr. Luke (real name Lukasz Gottwald) and according to recently filed documents, it appears that there was no harmony between the two.

The Rising Star judge is claiming that over the course of ten years, the super-producer was abusive to her, physically, mentally and emotionally.

In the lawsuit documents, obtained by TMZ, Kesha alleges that Dr. Luke began abusing her after signing to his record label, Kemosabe, when she was 18 years old. From there, she says that she was forced to use drugs and alcohol while experiencing several sexual advances from him.

In the documents, Kesha chronicles several times that she has been abuse by Dr. Luke was also asking the judge to let her out of her contract with him.

Several examples of abuse includes one time in which the singer says she was “made to snort something” before getting on a plane. Later on, Dr. Luke forced himself on her. There was an other instance reported that the producer slipped her some “sober pills” and when she woke, she was in his bed with no recollection of how she got there.

“This lawsuit is a wholehearted effort by Kesha to regain control of her music career and her personal freedom after suffering for 10 years as a victim of mental manipulation, emotional abuse and an instance of sexual assault at the hands of Dr. Luke,” Kesha’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, told TMZ.

“The facts presented in our lawsuit paint a picture of a man who is controlling and willing to commit horrible acts of abuse in an attempt to intimidate an impressionable, talented, young female artist into submission for his personal gain. Kesha is focused on moving her life and her career beyond this terrible time.”

During the pop star’s stint in rehab, it was revealed that part of the reason she had checked herself in had to do with Dr. Luke and all the insults about her looks and her weight. In one instance, Kesha says the producer called her a “fucking refrigerator” and urged her to lose a lot of weight while during some tour downtime.

At the time, Dr. Luke had said that the claims were “completely false.”

This isn’t the first time some problems had been brewing between the two. Last October, fans of the “Warrior” has started a petition for her to be let out of her contract saying that the producer was forcing her to sing “recycled” crap.

‘Rising Star’ Announce Their Judges, Host

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ABC is trying to get in on the singing reality television business with their new show, Rising Star. The commercials, which have been airing during their primetime shows’ season finales doesn’t give much except the fact that it’s a singing show, kind of in the vein of The Voice, but more “interactive.”

Today, more information has been given about the show including who the host and judges are going to be. Kesha, Brad Paisley and Ludacris have been tapped to appear as judges on the show while Josh Groban will take on the role as the summer competition program’s host. Like many musical artists before them, this is their first venture into the show world like this. Brad Paisley has played host at the CMA’s with Carrie Underwood several times while Ludacris has acted and will host this weekend’s Billboard Music Awards.

Kesha had her own “unscripted” MTV show, Kesha: My Beautiful Crazy Life which is as far as she’s gone, while Josh Groban almost beat out Michael Strahan for Regis Philbin’s vacant seat on Live! thanks in part to his many guest co-hosting gigs on the show.

Rising Star is based off a popular Israeli show with a similar set up. This will be ABC’s second attempt at this kind of show; their first attempt was 2012’s Duets which was a dud from the get-go.