Madonna’s ‘Don’t Tell Me’ Turns 20: Co-Writers Mirwais and Joe Henry Tell the Story Behind One of Her Most Underrated Hits

Twenty years ago this month, Madonna released “Don’t Tell Me,” the second single from her triple-platinum, Grammy nominated “Music” album. The song may be less remembered today than the title track from “Music,” but it arguably holds up even better, thanks not only to its minimalist production and forlorn lyrics, but also its fresh melding of country-and-folk…

Madonna Uploads “Secret” Remix Package

Madonna has been unusually nostalgic in 2020. The Queen of Pop celebrated the 20th anniversary of “Music” by releasing a HD version of the video and has been rifling through old demos as research for her upcoming biopic. She now celebrates the 26th anniversary of Bedtime Stories by uploading an EP of “Secret” remixes. While there’s nothing new here, it is the…

Rob Lowe Says He Missed His Chance With Madonna

In the mid ‘80s someone invited Lowe to Madonna’s concert at the Universal Amphitheatre. In his book Love Life, he says she was considered the “hot new act” at the time, and she was dominating the airwaves. Lowe says he thought she was attractive, and he heard she was single, so he made sure to sit…