Thursday, January 29, 2015

REMIX: Living For Love (Erick Morillo Club Mix)


I'll Remember...1992


People Magazine

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Like an Interview...2015

Quote of the Day


These stars’ quotes are funny with hindsight. From Total Film issue #173, November 2010,

Rebel Heart Postcards

Order the Rebel Heart album, with bonus postcards, through sanity. 

Thanks @gregvsmatt and @madonnaaustralia

Friday, January 23, 2015

NEWS: Rollingstone


Mike Tyson and Madonna

Mike Tyson Talks 'Intense, Crazy' Cameo on Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' LP
BY JASON NEWMAN | January 23, 2015

When Madonna released the finished track list for her upcoming album Rebel Heart earlier this week, the most conspicuous guest star wasn't Nicki Minaj, Nas or Chance the Rapper. That distinction fell to Mike Tyson, who appears with the singer and Chance the Rapper on new track "Iconic".  And while Tyson hasn't heard the finished track yet (a leaked demo of the song only featured Madonna), the former boxer-turned-actor tells Rolling Stone that his role was similar to his 1998 appearance as a hype man on battle rapper Canibus' "Second Round K.O."

I'll Remember...1989

The U.K. 12” vinyl picture disc for 1989’s “Cherish” with photo from the video for the prior single, “Express Yourself”, by Alberto Tolot.  However, the disc incorrectly states the photographer as Herb Ritts, who took the photo used for the standard sleeve.

NEWS: The Advocate

Madonna's 12 Studio Albums Ranked

The superstar's 13th album comes out in March. How will it hold up next to Like a Prayer and Confessions on a Dancefloor?

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The Queen of Pop announcedthis week that her 13th studio album, Rebel Heart, drops March 10 and that she'll be performing at the Grammys February 8. Fans have already heard several tracks from Rebel Heart after they leaked online during the Christmas holiday — Madonna took the Beyoncé-esque step of releasing the hacked music seemingly out of the blue.
While publications like The New York Times applauded the new music, the songs didn't resonate with the public in the way "Vogue" or "Hung Up" did. We'll wait to cast judgment on Rebel Heartuntil the album is released in its entirety, but until then, we thought it the perfect time to kickoff the inevitable argument among gay men by ranking all of the singer's previous albums from worst to best.
Don't agree with our list? (Of course you don't.) Vote for Madonna's best album on the last page.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Quote of the Day


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"I am profoundly grateful to the FBI, the Israeli Police investigators and anyone else who helped lead to the arrest of this hacker. I deeply appreciate my fans who have provided us with pertinent information and continue to do so regarding leaks of my music. Like any citizen, I have the right to privacy. This invasion into my life - creatively, professionally, and personally remains a deeply devastating and hurtful experience, as it must be for all artists who are victims of this type of crime." -Madonna

NEWS


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Tel Aviv Authorities Arrest Man Over Madonna Music Leak

A 40 year old man accused of leaking new Madonna music has been arrested in Tel Aviv this week, picked up by authorities who are working alongside the FBI to crack the case. 
After a Madonna representative launched an investigation to discover who had leaked and sold new material form the singer’s new album, the FBI joined them in their hunt when reports emerged that the leak was part of a wider attack launched against several artists.
This morning, an unnamed 40 year old man was arrested in the Israeli city, accused of leaking songs from her new album ‘Rebel Heart’, forcing her to release six of its songs earlier than scheduled as a result.
A hearing to extend his arrest will take place later on today in Rishon Leziyon.

On the Cover of a Magazine...2015


Photo by Mert & Marcus, Art by Giovanni Bianco, styling by Arianne Phillips.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Mert & Marcus for Versace, S/S 2015


Billboard.com

The Inside Story of How Madonna Turned Her 'Rebel Heart' Leak Into a Global Hit

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The Inside Story of How Madonna Turned Her 'Rebel Heart' Leak Into a Global Hit
On Dec. 16, Madonna was in her New York apartment when she received word that more than a dozen unfinished demos for her forthcoming album had leaked. Her manager, Guy Oseary, was just returning to his Beverly Hills estate when he got the news. The album, Rebel Heart, was set for a late-April release, and thanks to a meticulous marketing plan and an inspired group of collaborators (including DiploKanye West and Avicii), buzz was strong on the singer's 13th studio full-length.
But now, all bets were off. Madonna shot off a fiery post on her Instagram account lambasting the leak as "artistic rape," Oseary got on the phone, and both sprung into action. "I don't recall that phone coming off my ear from 6 a.m. to 6 a.m.," he says.

Madonna.com

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Twitter

Living For Love - Strong Debut in Toronto



As every Monday, Canadian Radio Z103.5 played a brand new song and asked if it’s HOT or not. Well, Madonna‘s 'Living For Love' was voted HOT by 100% of the listeners!

Results are based on phone calls and social media voting.

Monday, January 5, 2015

NEWS

MAD Magazine



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Rebel Heart Image Even Too Dumb for Madonna
Madonna is being criticized for posting photos of famous “rebels” (Martin Luther King, Bob Marley, Jesus Christ) with the same “face cords” that she sports on the cover of her new album Rebel Heart. Sure, it’s a desperate, unimaginative, attention-grabbing stunt — which is why we want in!

NEWS: Billboard.com


This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1991, Madonna's 'Justify My Love' Hit No. 1

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MTV famously refused to air the song's racy video, but that didn't hurt its popularity. In fact, it fuelled its fire. On this date 24 years ago, "Justify My Love" became Madonna's ninth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 (of 12 total).

Sunday, January 4, 2015

NEWS: Page Six

No Valentino New Year’s Eve party after ‘tiff’ with Madonna

No Valentino New Year’s Eve party after ‘tiff’ with Madonna

NEWS: Acclaimed Music's Best Of All Times list



The site Acclaimed Music compiled a Best Of All Times lists from professional critics creating a ranking of the most recommended music published. The ranking is based on the positions of the artists’ acclaimed albums and songs. Madonna is at #23, the #1 female artist. The list omits tours of the artist and we can assume a higher position for the Queen of Pop.  Click below for the list.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

NEWS: Associated Press

Madonna defends altered Instagram pictures of Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela

Madonna’s cover for the album Rebel Heart is a close-up of her face with black string on it. Her posts show King and Mandela with similar string. 

South African anti-apartheid revolutionary: Madonna captioned the black-and-white image of Mandela - who was South African president from 1994 to 1999 and died last year - 'This #rebelheart fought for freedom!'Album cover: Madonna's new album, Rebel Heart (pictured), is scheduled for release on March 10 this yearControversial: Madonna has come under fire after transposing her new album's artwork - featuring her face covered in black rope - onto images of Martin Luther King Jr (pictured), Nelson Mandela and Bob Marley
Madonna said she was not comparing herself to Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela, but acknowledging that they were rebels.
NEW YORK—Madonna is defending herself against criticism after she posted Instagram photos of Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela that were altered to look like her own image on her new album.
Madonna’s cover for the album Rebel Heart is a close-up of her face with black string on it. Her social media posts show the faces of King and Mandela doctored to make it appear as though they have similar string on their faces. Some consider the posts offensive.
In a statement released late Friday night, Madonna said she was not comparing herself to them but acknowledging that they were rebels. She also said the images were fan-generated and defended herself against claims of racism, adding she also posted other famous faces who were not black.

I'll Remember...1983

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Madonna: Rebel Heart


Madonna Releases Six New Tracks, Announces Album Rebel Heart
Madonna responded to the massive leak of her unfinished demos by announcing a new album, Rebel Heart, and sharing six new tracks, which are all available to download and stream now. “I was hoping to release my new single ’Living For Love’ on Valentine’s Day with the rest of the album coming in the Spring,” she wrote in a statement on her website. “I would prefer my fans to hear completed versions of some of the songs instead of the incomplete tracks that are circulating. Please consider these six songs as an early Christmas gift.” Rebel Heart is scheduled for release on March 10th. The new songs include “Bitch I’m Madonna,” which features Nicki Minaj and sounds a lot like the rumoured collaboration between her, Diplo, and SOPHIE. The album was recorded in NY, LA and London.  Listen to all of them below. 
Rebel Heart is scheduled for release on 3/10 via Interscope.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Madonna Pulled a BEYONCE & Not Even Knowing It


An entire disc of MADONNA's new music has find it's way online early this morning!  13 full songs from Madonna's new album rumoured to be called "UNAPOLOGETIC BITCH" or "ICONIC" surfaced online and spread like wildfire all over the pop music communities.  Madonna has been in the studio for most of 2014 working on the new music. She has yet to announce the official album title or release date.  The songs that leaked were produced by AVIICI, DIPLO, NATALIA KILLS and RYAN TEDDER


We don’t know if it is the actual album or just a collection of demos but thirteen new Madonna songs leaked today. It looks like they are just demos because Madonna’s vocals are not clear and don’t seem mixed at all though. However, we decided to review the overall thing, as she is the Queen of Pop and this leak is a big event in the pop music world.
There are quite a few stunning tracks actually. Living For Love and its anthemic chorus that will remind you of the best 90s dance songs is one of them. It really is the best song of all and it will remind you of Disclosure’s singles (which can only be a good thing, right ?). It is the album’s supposed lead single and that would be the most clever choice.
Bitch, I’m Madonna and Unapologetic Bitch are really crazy-sounding (as their producer -Diplo- said a few days ago) but they actually sound so fresh and entertaining. Illuminati is also incredible and it’s nice to hear Madonna referring to her best enemy, Lady GaGa. The song’s beat is crazy and it could be a great tour opener.
There is also something that we would call a musical UFO in this album. Indeed, Make The Devil Pray's instrumental was inspired by folk music and well… We can't say we don't like it but it was very surprising. However, we loved the religious references in the lyrics. Revolution also starts with acoustic guitars and claps and would have fit perfectly in Madonna’s latino or gypsy parts during her tours.
And then there are the Avicii tracks. We already knew Wash All Over Me and even though it is fun and its lyrics are good, it really is not a good song. Addicted (The One That Got Away) is better but it still sounds really weird and quite dated. Hopefully it will be better with clearer vocals. The same can be said about Borrowed Time. We liked its acoustic intro but the rest screams Avicii. Rebel Heart is still amazing and should be track #1 on the finished product. Its lyrics sum up the album’s atmosphere pretty well.
Finally, the collection also include some ballads and that is where you realize the most that you are listening to demos. For example, Messiah could be grandiose but Madonna’s voice is not deep enough. We loved the orchestra part though. Joan Of Arc sounds unfinished too (but that is fair considering it was not supposed to leak). The lyrics are really beautiful though and it unveils Madge’s unsuspected vulnerability. The last song was Heartbreak City and it is one of the best tracks of the pack. Once again, Madonna decides to be honest and to drop the mask. The lyrics are indeed heartbreaking.
The variety of this album is quite astonishing. It is not all about dance music like MDNA was (thanks God !) and it has a very introspective vibe (mostly because of the lyrics and the guitars playing throughout the entire thing). In our opinion, Avicii is way too present but hopefully the final thing will not include some of his songs. The first album who comes to our minds when we listen to these new songs is American Life and considering it is our favorite Madonna album, it can only be a good thing.
However, we can’t give it a grade because we did not listen to it in a particular order chosen by Madonna herself and because it is not finished yet. It does not even have a title.
Madonna’s team should react very quickly and rush-release the finalized album to iTunes in the next days if they don’t want really messy sales though. Still, congrats to the Queen of Pop for delivering such a heartfelt piece with experimental and crazy-sounding tracks 


Tracklist:

01. Unapologetic Bitch
02. Bitch I'm Madonna
03. Addicted (The One That Got Away)
04. Borrowed Time
05. Heartbreak City
06. Illuminati
07. Joan Of Arc
08. Living 4 Love (Carry On)
09. Make The Devil Pray
10. Messiah
11. Rebel Heart
12. Revolution
13. Wash All Over Me

Please let me finish my work so I can give you my very best! Respect art and the process.

— Madonna.