Will.I.Am on wanting to work with Madonna

WILL.I.AM has revealed he lives in fear that companies are listening to his private phone calls.

The kooky Black Eyed Peas frontman insists he would never dream of calling up an artist to ask to work with him in case the phone call is being tapped into and they steal his ideas.
Chatting exclusively to Daily Star Online at the 2019 Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Awards  in London, Will said he hopes to hit the studio with Queen of Pop Madonna – though has to wait until they meet face to face to put plans into motion.Will said: “Hell yeah, I would love to work with Madonna, are you crazy? Madonna is Madonna.

“But with collabs you need to be in front of their face.“If I am going to ask Madonna to work, I wanna see her in the face.

“I don’t want to go through a phone and let some other company hear and have my conversations.”

“I don’t want to go through a phone and let some other company hear and have my conversations”


Insisting he worries about being listened to, Will added: “Why would I want to give my conversation to someone else?”

Last month Madonna released her most experimental and progressive album yet in the form of Madame X.

On the album Madge teams up Maluma and Anitta on a number of tracks and like Madge The Black Eyed Peas have also secretly recorded two songs with the latino stars.

However, despite the album topping the charts in the US and bagging the number 2 spot in the UK, Will.i.am hasn’t heard the record.

The Voice mentor continued: “I haven’t heard it as when we are in making music mode we try not to listen to stuff because I am a sponge, so right now the vibe that we are on is the vibe that we are on.“I will check Madame X out once I complete the vibe – I don’t like to listen to other music when we are working.

“I don’t want to be disrespectful to anyone, but when I am in making music mode, I am in making music mode.”

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Madonna admits Madame X was recorded because she was ‘bored’ trying to get film made

Madonna has claimed boredom was the precursor to stepping into the studio recently. The superstar singer has said she made her most recent albums ‘reluctantly’ and while she was trying to get something else made – such as a film.

The 60-year-old singer – who has children Lourdes, 22, Rocco, 18, David, 13, Mercy, also 13, and six-year-old twins Estere and Stelle – was instead planning to make a new movie but found herself back in the recording studio when she was bored of raising the funds for the film project. Asked how she suddenly finds herself with ideas and knows it’s time to make an album, she told Mojo magazine: ‘Sometimes that happens. But it has definitely not happened in the last… three records.

‘Honestly, the last couple of albums, I’ve made them reluctantly. ‘Both times I was trying to do something else – get a film made. ‘That happened on this record too. I moved to Lisbon because I wanted my son [David] to be able to attend a soccer academy and then I was trying to raise money for a film and then I got bored waiting and then I ended up making a record.’

There are times, according to Madonna, when she simply had to record music, when she had ‘lots of ideas stirring’ in the melon and a ‘burning desire’ to release a record. ‘Ray of Light would be one’, she said, before adding Like A Prayer was also on the list.

‘But my life was simpler then. Like A Prayer – I was married to Sean [Penn] and I had no children and my life was very simple. ‘Ray of Light, I had my daughter, but again, I didn’t have such a complicated life.

Now my life is complicated.’ Still, you can’t fault the woman for putting her mind to her music once she gets in the studio because her time is so limited, as she rattled off her busy life: ‘…Taking care of six children and they live in three different countries and you’re doing other jobs and taking care of other people.’

The Madame X singer said she’s been working ‘for years’ on a screenplay and is also in line to direct. She was recently forced to defend the music video to her song God Control, which appeared to show explicit scenes of a nightclub shooting, which left survivors of the 2016 Pulse shooting ‘traumatised’.

The track depicts someone opening fire with a machine gun in a brightly coloured disco. The singer later defended the video choice, seeing it as a call to action for those in charge to take notice.

She told People: ‘Seeing the reality, and the brutality of things makes you wake up. This is really happening. This is what it looks like. ‘Does it make you feel bad? Good, ’cause then maybe you will do something about it.’


Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/07/madonna-admits-madame-x-recorded-bored-trying-get-film-made-10127885/?ito=cbshare

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Aristocrat’s All-new EDGE X™ Cabinet Now Appearing in Casinos Nationwide with Launch Titles FarmVille™ Slot Game and Madonna™ Slot Game (press release)

LAS VEGASJuly 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Casino players nationwide are on the EDGE of their seats with excitement, enjoying games in Aristocrat’s new EDGE X™ cabinet. The all-new cabinet made its official launch at the Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention, and now it is appearing on casino floors across the U.S. 

Aristocrat’s all-new EDGE X™ cabinet features two stacked, horizontal, curved 43″ cinematic LCD screens displaying panoramic views, with stereo symphonic surround sound and virtual button deck, all in a cabinet that occupies a larger-than-life footprint.

Madonna(TM) slot game is now available nationwide, only on Aristocrat’s new EDGE X(TM) cabinet.


EDGE X is entertaining players with two big launch titles: FarmVille™ slot game and Madonna™ slot game.

The FarmVille game is based on the FarmVille Social builder and FarmVille Social slots enjoyed by more than 100 million players worldwide. Slot players will find all of their favorite characters, farm animals, and livestock. The game features Persistent Free games and the popular Mighty Cash Hold & Spin mechanic. Adding to the fun is a single-site progressive with grand jackpot starting values of $2,500 or $5,000.

The Madonna game invites players to get into the groove with entertaining game play that perfectly captures the essence of the “Material Girl” and her spirit that continues to captivate the world. This game features persistent Mighty Cash Hold & Spin Multipliers, Free Games, and a “Like a Virgin” Wheel Bonus. Madonna offers a multi-site progressive with a grand jackpot starting value of $250,000 or a single-site progressive with a grand jackpot starting value of $5,000.

Players can find where to play by visiting www.aristocrat-us.com/where-to-play. Information on responsible gaming is available at www.aristocrat.com/sustainability/responsible-gambling-game-play.

About Aristocrat 
Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a global games leader with more than 5,000 employees. The company is licensed in around 300 gaming jurisdictions, operates in more than 90 countries, and offers a unique blend products and services. The company’s mission is to bring joy to life through the power of play. Its values are rooted in creativity and technology, and the company has a rich history of innovation that has shaped the gaming industry over many decades. For further information, visit the company’s website at http://www.aristocrat-us.com.

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Madame X official shirts + hoodie added

Added to the ‘memorabilia’ section of our Madame X page are four official shirts/hoodie from the recent pop up store in New York. Note that these were also available to pre-order through the official store (also as part of ‘bundles’) but many fans have yet to receive their orders.

Here pictured are the actual items.

To check them all out separately click HERE (memorabilia tab)

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Diplo discusses working with Madonna

Diplo could talk endlessly about the stars he’s worked with — Beyoncé, Usher, Bruno Mars — or just the ones he sees regularly (he and Calvin Harris use the same gym in LA). But it was working with Madonna, who recruited him for 2015’s Rebel Heart, that felt like a major tipping point. ‘Even on the first day she was not having my bulls***,’ he smiles. ‘I could not be on my phone — with Madonna, it’s serious work.’ It seems to have paid off, however: Madonna recruited him again for her latest album, Madame X, released earlier this year. 

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“Madonna – World of Madame X” Now Available on Amazon Prime Video (press release)

Amazon Prime Video added Madonna’s new documentary, “World of Madame X” to its comprehensive catalog, making it available to over 100 countries and territories. The 23-minute documentary gives customers an inside look into the start of Madonna’s record-breaking career and inspiration behind her music.

Customers can also stream an exclusive clip from the documentary on Prime Video, which is available to watch here, and hear two, brand-new Amazon Original remixes of tracks from Madonna’s new album from Robbie Rivera and Erick Morillo. Simply ask, “Alexa play the Amazon Original by Madonna” on enabled devices and with Alexa in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android to get started.



Set in Lisbon, Portugal, Madonna Shares the Inspiration Behind the

“World Of Madame X” in this Documentary Short About Her Recent #1 Album

Madonna gives an intimate, behind-the-scenes look of how her recent #1 album came together in the documentary short “World of Madame X,” which is available now globally in over 100 counties and territories on Amazon Prime Video. Madonna is joined in the 23-minute documentary, beautifully set in Lisbon, Portugal, by collaborators that were part of, and inspired, Madame X.

In “World of Madame X,” she tells the story of how she was given the name Madame X when she was 19 and newly arrived in New York City as she took dance classes at the Martha Graham School and how the album was born while living in Lisbon, Portugal for the past several years.

Amazon Music is currently streaming an exclusive clip from the documentary, which is available to watch here. In addition, fans can hear two, brand-new Amazon Original remixes of tracks from Madonna’s new album from Robbie Rivera and Erick Morillo, and simply ask, “Alexa play the Amazon Original by Madonna” on enabled devices and with Alexa in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android.

Watch a Clip From “Madonna – World Of Madame X” at Amazon Music:

A longtime fan of Fado (a form of Portuguese singing done in social environments) and Morna (widely considered the national music of Cape Verde), Madonna formed a bond with Dino d’Santiago, a Portuguese singer of Cape Verdean descent, who invited her to join local musicians to living-room sessions, where singers and instrumentalists gather in someone’s home to play music. “What struck me most was this organic, authentic feeling of people being there because they just love music,” she recalls. “Money had nothing to do with it. Fame had nothing to do with it. Instagram followers had nothing to do with it. It was really about passion, and music, and art.”

Madonna began filming the proceedings, as shared in the documentary, and sending clips to her longtime producer Mirwais. “I said to him, ‘I know this is crazy, but tell me if it inspires you. Let’s chop up the guitar sounds, and synch them to modern sounding drums.’ Within a week, he had sent me back music. It was amazing and I felt super inspired.” Thus, that is how Madame X was born. “I had the honor of meeting musicians from all of these places, to be inspired by their music, and to let it influence me. That’s how these songs came to be.”

Madonna’s critically-acclaimed 14th studio album Madame X debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The #1 chart debut marks another milestone in her legendary career, becoming her ninth #1 studio album. In addition to Mirwais, Madonna collaborated on Madame with producers Mike Dean and Diplo, among others.   

Madonna is getting ready to bring Madame X to life by embarking on a series of rare and intimate concert performances to take place exclusively in theaters, giving fans an opportunity to see her perform in an environment like they never have before. The Madame X Tour will kick off September 12th at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in New York and will feature multiple nights of shows in each city including performances at the Chicago Theatre, The Wiltern in Los Angeles, the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston, The Met Philadelphia and at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre. The Madame X Tour will continue in early 2020 with performances at the Coliseum in Lisbon, the Palladium in London and at the Grand Rex in Paris.  Madonna is the best-selling female solo touring artist of all time and has the highest-grossing concert tour ever by a female artist with her Sticky & Sweet Tour (2008-2009) at $408 million. Tickets and further information is available at https://www.madonna.com/tour.  Here is a link to a video from Madonna about the Tour: https://madonna.lnk.to/TourVid.

Madame X comes in a standard and deluxe version of the album and exclusive album bundles with limited edition merchandise are now available direct from Madonna.com.

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Kunstlezing Copy / Paste: Madonna (art reading Dutch event) July 11 Amersfoort

Kunstlezing Copy / Paste: Madonna


De Volmolen
Plantsoen Noord 2 
3811 GH Amersfoort

Meer informatie

Wat heeft Sneeuwwitje met Johannes Vermeer te maken? En hoe is Michael Jackson met de West Side Story gelinkt? In een reeks van 5 lezingen laat kunstdocent Paul Buijs je de hoeken van lage en hoge cultuur zien. Door middel van verhalen, anekdotes, foto’s en film legt hij connecties tussen de meest uiteenlopende kunstenaars. Een lesje kunstgeschiedenis is er niks bij! MADONNA: Van Monroe glamour naar het nieuwe alter ego MadameX. Madonna verstaat de kunst van een nieuw imago aanmeten maar al te goed. Daarbij maakt zij veelvuldig gebruik van de kunst en filmgeschiedenis. Tamara de Lempicka, Fritz Lang, Horst P. Horst en Liliana Cavani zullen o.a. de revue passeren. Hoe heeft Madonna zich laten inspireren door deze meesters? Welke rol spelen het katholicisme en haar jeugd? Na het bijwonen van deze avond kijk je met een nieuwe en frisse blik naar dit postmodernistisch popicoon.


  • Donderdag 11 juli 2019 19.00 – 22.00 uur


  • € 5,00
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Sound On: The Best Albums of June 2019

Welcome to Sound On, where we’ll highlight the albums and songs that you should know about each month—from the hits that landed to the tracks you might have missed. We’ll even tell you which moods each album evokes, so you know just when to turn them on to maximize their effects. Happy listening.


Are you serious? Effin’ Madonna.


Anytime the Queen of Pop does anything, it warrants paying attention. She’s a journeywoman. She invented this shit. Madame X is an experimental, heavily Latin-influenced record that’s worth visiting. “Medellin” (video below) is an ominously sparse opening track that nevertheless demands your attention. (And that pill she references in the beginning is probably Ambien rather than anything someone is doing in Ibiza; Madonna’s been around the block too many times for such childishness.)

There are also some interesting guest choices, including Quavo (sans Migos) on dancey “Future” and Swae Lee (sans Slim Jxmmi) on midtempo but nevertheless catchy “Crave.” It’s not like anything she’s done before, for better (“Crave”) or worse (the graphic, inexplicably-included mass shooting imagery of the “God Control” video). “Crazy” is a slinking anthem, though it might be accused of landing a bit on the nose in this era of “Hispandering.” There are other brilliant pop moments, and a few truly bizarre ones. But it’s Madonna—she does what she wants and may or may not care what we think.

Best Time to Listen:

Before praying at your Madonna shrine, I would assume.

listen now

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