There had been a lot of speculation over Kesha's two-month stint in rehab earlier this year. Now the "Rising Star" expert and "We R Who We R" singer has penned an essay, addressing her pressures as a female pop star in the music industry.
Besides the acknowledgement that Garth Brooks is about to announce a major tour and that he has signed a record deal with Sony Music Nashville to release his new album, the big news from the country superstar's press conference for music retail and consumers is that his album will be coming out sometime in November, close to Black Friday -- and that his music will finally be available digital.
Godsmack frontman Sully Erna acknowledges that between 2010's chart-topping "Oracle" and the upcoming "1000hp," "people were having doubts about whether the band was going to continue" -- doubts that were quickly dispelled once the quartet got together last fall to start working on new material.
Twangy Southern rockers Needtobreathe stopped by Hollywood's Ocean Way Studios for an installment in Warner's "Live Room" series, bringing seven songs to life in promotion of this year's album "Rivers in the Wasteland." Before the live cuts hit iTunes Aug. 18, Billboard presents an exclusive premiere of the hopeful folk-rocker "The Heart."