Madonna covers ROCK beat July 1985 (rare cover plus full article online)

One of the harder to find magazines with Madonna on cover is ROCK beat dated July 1985.

We have added the full 3-page article + magazine cover to the press section of the ‘Like a Virgin’ page

An excerpt:

‘As far as the future is concerned, Madonna’s ambitions will continue to burn. Madonna says, “I don’t want anyone to ever forget me. It’s not enough to have a few people as friends and a few people patting you on the back. You want everyone to be touched by you, everyone to love you.”

To read the article click HERE

ROCK beat July 1985 (USA)

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This year, our founder Madonna’s birthday wish is for her friends and supporters to adopt a bed in the ward of the Mercy James Centre hospital in Malawi, built especially for children. By adopting a bed, you can ensure that any sick or injured child that comes through the hospital doors has access to world class specialized care.

We will name each adopted bed in your honor and display your name on an engraved plaque. You will be a part of the Mercy James Centre’s legacy, forever!


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Madonna: Shanghai Suprise Launch Print (50x70cm) HMV pre-order

Madonna at the UK launch of the film Shanghai Surprise at the Roof Gardens in Kensington, London March 6, 1986. Photo by Neil Mackenzie Matthews Photograph by Neil MacKenzie Matthews from the book SNAP! Music Photography 1980-2000. Signed and numbered edition of 150 copies. Size 50 x 70 cm. Printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308gsm paper with a matte finish. Wrapped in acid-free tissue and sent in cardboard tubes. 50 x 70 cm.

Released: 11th November 2021


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Madonna moest ABBA smeken voor een sample in Hung Up (Dutch news)

Met Hung Up bewijst Madonna in 2005 nog altijd een van de grootste popsterren ter wereld te zijn. En daarvoor schakelde ze de hulp in van een andere grootheid: ABBA.

In 2005 heeft Madonna een zeldzame dip in haar carrière achter de rug. Twee jaar eerder brengt ze haar negende album American Life uit, waarvan de verkoopcijfers tegenvallen. Er gaan weliswaar vier miljoen exemplaren over de toonbank, maar het is op dat moment het minst verkopende album van de zangeres.

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THE RAKE MAGAZINE (featuring Rocco Ritchie, Madonna’s son)

The August issue of The Rake kicks off with Matt Damon, pizza, beer and a Riva Rivamare in Cannes. As much as we would be happy to leave it there, I am pleased to say, there’s more. From Lucifer’s leading man Tom Ellis, to Prince Philip, bespoke gun making from Purdey, personal style from Jay Fielden and the ‘scion of Sartorialism’, Rocco Ritchie. We present our collections in collaboration with Cifonelli and Rubinacci, and present what must be the most comprehensive feature on the Lange 1 ever written. This issue speaks to both legacies and new beginnings, and as the modern voice of classic elegance, that feels about right.

Issue: 77
Issue date: August 2021
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MADAME X TOUR page updated (60 press articles, 82 merchandise items, 8 full live reports and much more)

The Madame X Tour page has been up ever since the day of its announcement in 2019. Leading up to the premiere date of the show on Paramount+ we have completely updated and restyled the page.

  • 60 original press articles from magazines and newspapers!
  • 82 merchandise items
  • 8 full live reports from various shows
  • complete summary of the highlights and lows (and all cancellation notices)
  • Full itinerary
  • Original press release
  • Video
  • Photo gallery
  • Tour credits
  • Filmography

See it all HERE

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Woensdag in Blokhuis Extra: aandacht voor gay-icoon Madonna in Pride-week (Dutch news)

Het is deze week Pride-week, en daar is ook aandacht voor in het muziekprogramma Blokhuis Extra: de jaren 80. Het gaat namelijk onder meer over het ultieme gay-icoon Madonna en het synthpoptrio Bronski Beat.

Madonna brak in 1983 wereldwijd door en groeide in de daaropvolgende jaren uit tot hét ultieme gay-icoon. Blokhuis bespreekt haar muziek, maar ook de hit ‘Smalltown Boy’ van Bronski Beat. Alle drie de bandleden waren openlijk homoseksueel en staken dat niet onder stoelen of banken. Ook het Pride-lijflied ‘It’s Raining Men’ van de Weather Girls komt voorbij.

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Deep in Vogue Celebrating Ballroom Culture 18 September 2021 – 9 January 2022 Kunsthal Rotterdam

Luis, Danny, Jose, David-Ian Extravaganza, NYC May 1989 Photo © Chantal Regnault

Madonna has always been associated with “Voguing” the underground dance style she incorporated into her hugely succesful Blond Ambition Tour and the hit single “Vogue” with accompanying music video. Madonna fell in love with dancers Luis and Jose, legendary “Vogue” dancers who joined her on tour and starred in her “Truth or Dare” film. 

Now here’s your chance to celebrate and learn all the aspects of ballroom culture at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. Read the full press release below.


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Leon on Madonna, Tupac, Co-Parenting with RHOA’s Cynthia Bailey

Allison Kugel:  So, you’re on the set of the Like a Prayer video with Madonna, and you had to know this was going to be a controversial video, or that it would at least spark a major conversation about race and about religion.  What were you thinking when you were making the video?

Leon: First of, I have to tell you, one of the things that made me want to do the video when I was talking with Mary Lambert, and I said to her, “Well let me hear the song.” I heard the song, and I was thinking, “Wow, this song sounds like it’s going to be number one.”  I then said, “Let me get this right. You want me to act?”  She said, “Yes. I need you to play two different characters and I need an actor for this.” That’s when it clicked, and I got it. I said, “I’m going to be acting in the video, and Madonna will have me come to life and Madonna will adore me? Yeah, okay I got it. I can see me doing this (laughs).

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Back&Beyond: Behind the music: Madonna on MTV August 7 (Holland air date: August 13)

MTV today announced the launch of MTV Back & Beyond, an exclusive month long music content block dedicated to celebrating four decades of the iconic MTV Brand.Classic performances mixed with future legends, this month is all about music.

Kicking off Saturday, 7 August, each week will be dedicated to a decade of defining music moments from the world’s most iconic artists alongside performances filmed exclusively for MTV across the years.

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Blokhuis Extra: Madonna en Klein Orkest (August 4 NPO 3) Dutch TV

In the Pride week on NPO 3, Blokhuis Extra’s 80s series will feature the ultimate gay icon Madonna and the synth pop trio Bronski Beat.

The guys from Tears for Fears talk about the big hit Shout, their fist-in-the-air protest song. Harrie Jekkers of Klein Orkest looks back on his most famous song Over de Muur.

It’s Gay Pride, so it’s also about the music of the ultimate gay icon Madonna and you see reports about Smalltown Boy by the synth pop trio Bronski Beat, whose members make no secret of their being gay, and the Pride- anthem It’s raining men by The Weather Girls.

You can watch all episodes of Blokhuis Extra: the 80s

Date: 4 August 2021
Time: 21:05 to 21:55
TV Channel: NPO 3

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Madonna, Queen of Pop, bestows big social media moment on Québec-based Custom Airstream (press release)

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Custom Airstream, a boutique Québécois design company, drew eyes worldwide when Madonna showcased their airstream lounge at a recent family BBQ. In an Instagram video replete with kids, cowboy hats and pink flamingos, the Queen of Pop and her brood struck a pose in the highly-bespoke 1975 Airstream Sovereign 31′ converted for LuXeStream, a Chicago-based company renting the #glamping vehicle for corporate and private get-togethers.

Madonna, Queen of Pop, bestows big social media moment on Québec-based Custom Airstream (CNW Group/Communications Bicom Inc)


The 1975 Airstream Sovereign rivals a 5-star hotel with its wraparound custom leather couch and matching armchairs, retractable 50″ TV monitors, mini bar and ice bin, heated floors, a tufted wall with custom lighting fixtures, premium sound system, and custom under carriage lights. The space also turns into an exclusive cigar lounge thanks to its unique design features: a custom-built humidor and state-of-the-art commercial air purifiers. This model was brought to life for $200,000 USD, with other custom builds ranging from $150,000 to $500,000 USD.

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Madonna ‘True Blue’ Turns 35 With Expanded Edition

The third Madonna album ‘True Blue’ turns 35 today.

‘True Blue’ was released on July 30, 1986, just three years after the debut ‘Madonna’ and two years after ‘Like A Virgin’. By the time ‘True Blue’ arrived, Madonna had already sold over 30 million albums. ‘True Blue’ almost doubled that again with another 25 million sales. To this date it is her biggest selling album.

‘True Blue’ delivered hit after hit starting with:

Live to Tell, (no 1 US, no 7 Australia)

Read full article at Noise11

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