Record Store Day: 20 exclusive releases to look out for

Classic vinyl reissues, limited collectors’ editions and unreleased recordings from Fela Kuti, Prince and David Bowie join rare pressings by the Prodigy and the Notorious BIG this Saturday Madonna – True Blue (Super Club Mix) & La Isla Bonita (Super Mix) Tiding you over until Madonna’s new album arrives this summer, the RSD-exclusive editions of…

Madonna urged to avoid Israeli Eurovision

A group of Palestinian academics and intellectuals has urged Madonna to abandon reported plans to perform at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Madonna has been urged to abandon reported plans to perform at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Israel. A group of Palestinian academics and intellectuals in the West Bank published an open letter…

MADONNA TO PERFORM AT EUROVISION IN TEL AVIV – confirmed

Madonna will perform live at the Eurovision grand finale in Tel Aviv on May 28.  Israel’s public broadcaster KAN confirmed Monday the report by Yediot Aharonot. The costs of bringing the international superstar to Israel will be covered by Israeli-Canadian billionaire Sylvan Adams. Last month Adams said he sees himself as an unofficial ambassador of Israel…

From the Archives: Outrage over Madonna video

When it first aired 30 years ago, the video for Madonna’s song “Like a Prayer” caused enormous controversy with its edgy mix of sexual and religious imagery. First published in the Sydney Morning Herald on April 9, 1989 Pop-singer Madonna’s hit video is to be investigated by the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal to decide whether it is blasphemous.…

Every Number 1 album by a female solo artist

The lady with the most visits to Number 1 is Madonna, who has topped the Official Albums Chart 12 times over her career. First was second album Like A Virgin, which took a mammoth 44 weeks to finally go to Number 1, in September 1985. Her next one, True Blue, went straight in at the top…