Two days ago, Dr. Luke's record label Kemosabe had blocked Kesha's planned performance at Sunday night's ceremony.
Kesha’s performance at this weekend’s Billboard Music Awards are back on, following a reversal of the decision taken by Dr. Luke’s record label earlier this week.
On Tuesday (May 17th), the under-fire producer’s record label Kemosabe withdrew permission for Kesha to perform at Sunday night’s Billboard Awards ceremony after it learned that she was planning to use her appearance to reference the ongoing court proceedings between them.
However, a little over a day later, Kesha’s performance is back on after the label obtained assurances that she would not do so.
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Kesha joined singer/songwriter Ben Folds onstage on Wednesday night (18May16) in the wake of the controversy surrounding her withdrawal from Sunday's (22May16) Billboard Music Awards.
The Timber hitmaker and Folds were set to perform a tribute to Bob Dylan at this weekend's prizegiving in Las Vegas, but she had to bow out of the gig on Tuesday (17May16) after label bosses at Kemosabe Records, which Kesha is signed to, rescinded their approval for her to grace the stage after initially signing off on the set.
They reportedly changed their minds after learning Kesha had planned to use the appearance to make a statement about her ongoing legal action against former mentor and label boss Dr. Luke, who she has accused of physical and emotional abuse during their decade-long partnership, but the singer insists that was never her intention.
Following the fall-out, Folds decided to invite Kesha to honour Dylan at his own show at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, when the odd couple teamed up to sing a cover of the folk rock icon's It Ain't Me Babe - the tune they had planned to perform together at the Billboard Music Awards.
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Folds is touring the globe and pulled out of the two-hour special, which will air on 17 December (14), and so producers asked singer Stump to take his place alongside returning judges Jewel and Boyz II Men's Shawn Stockman.
The Fall Out Boy star is not new to Tv talent shows - earlier this week (beg24Nov14), he joined Adam Levine as a mentor on America's The Voice.
Fans, who lined up 12 hours earlier, definitely got their time's worth in Elton John's set.
Bonnaroo festival ended on a high note yesterday, with Elton John as the final performer – but not before fans had been queuing up for over 12 hours to see the Brit perform. But even before he took the stage for his first ever American festival performance, there was plenty to see and hear in the supporting acts.
Bonnaroo was the Brit's first festival appearance.
One of the most anticipated gigs at Bonnaroo was the Arctic Monkeys’ set. Late in the swealtering afternoon, they opened with their festival sing-along Do I Wanna Know?, which funnily enough echoed Sam Smith’s cover on Friday night. The festival crowd was loving it though, with one woman reportedly taking to mattress-surfing during their set.
Ben Folds and Alicia Witt - MusiCares 2014 Person Of The Year Tribute honoring Carole King held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. 24.1.2014 - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 24th January 2014
Ben Folds and Alicia Witt - The Art of Elysium's 7th Annual HEAVEN Gala Presented By Mercedes-Benz At Guerin Pavilion at the Skirball Cultural Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 11th January 2014
Australian icon Chrissy Amphlet has passed away in her New York home after a long battle with cancer and multiple sclerosis.
Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett has died.
The 'I Touch Myself' hitmaker passed away age 53 in her New York home after losing her long-standing battle with cancer and multiple sclerosis.
The Australian icon - who first gained notoriety in 1980 - leaves behind her husband and former Divinyls drummer Charley Drayton.
Continue reading: Divinyls' Singer Chrissy Amphlett Dies Age 53
Singer/songwriter Ben Folds is turning playwright to create, rehearse and perform a 15-minute musical in one day.
The star has teamed up with executives at The Exchange and the 24 Hour Company to take part in The 24-Hour Musicals, an initiative aimed at forming an original production and bringing it to life within the tight deadline.
Folds' work will be one of four plays included in the event, which will begin on 28 April (13) and will be presented to members of the public at New York's Gramercy Theater on 29 April (13).
Continue reading: Ben Folds Taking On 24 Hour Challenge To Write And Perform New Musical
Ke$ha went on a ''spirit journey'' - diving with sharks and rehabilitating baby lions - to get inspiration for her second album, 'Warrior'.
Ke$ha dived with sharks to get inspiration for 'Warrior'.
The 'Die Young' singer went around the world on a ''spirit journey,'' getting close to nature to prepare for writing her second album.
She told the Daily Star newspaper: ''First I went to the Galapagos Islands and went diving with sharks, then to islands in the middle of nowhere to swim with whales and I lived on a boat.
Continue reading: Ke$ha's 'spirit Journey' For Warrior
Reunited rockers Ben Folds Five have teamed up with the Fraggles in the video for the band's first new song in 13 years.
The group has filmed a video with Jim Henson's creations from hit children's TV show Fraggle Rock for new single Do It Anyway, their first track since 1999.
The promo also features Twilight actress Anna Kendrick, who plays an assistant drawn into the action as the puppets invade the recording studio where the band is performing.
Continue reading: Ben Folds Five Team Up With Fraggles For New Video