More on Bitch I’m Madonna release

Drownedmadonna reports that the video should be released in two weeks time, as well as a Remixes EP. The first remixes are expected next week.

If this will be the third single in Holland is currently unknown. It is a question whether there will be a third single at all.

We’ll keep you updated

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Forbes’ Richest Self-Made Women In America: Oprah, Beyonce, Madonna In List

…’Madonna: The Queen of Pop has been featured on the America’s Self-Made Women’s list. She has grossed an estimated $1.2 billion on the road in her career, including $305 million on her recent MDMA tour. That helped her earn an estimated $125 million two years ago, more than any other musician. She is expected to add more and more with her Rebel Heart tour in August’.

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Madonna Threatened With Arrest In Toronto Over ‘Like A Virgin’ Faux Masturbation: 25 Years On, Was This Her Most Controversial Moment?

Long before Miley Cyrus made the headlines with her foam finger, or Rihanna’s provocative stage routines had us all talking, there was only one reigning Queen of Controversy, and that was Madonna.

Over her long career, she’s pushed the envelope as far as it will go, mixing sexual and religious imagery in her music videos and stage shows long before anyone was doing it.

Whether she was rolling around the stage at the VMAs, having her controversial ‘Justify My Love’ video banned from MTV or just snogging Jesus on an altar in ‘Like A Prayer’, Madonna was the undisputed champion of raising eyebrows – but there was one notable occasion she might have taken things a bit too far.


Madonna performs ‘Like A Virgin’
In fact, 25 years ago today, Madonna’s raunchy on-stage behaviour almost landed her in trouble with the law, due to a particularly provocative performance of her hit ‘Like A Virgin’.

For her Blonde Ambition tour, Madonna revamped the song with an Eastern vibe, performing it on a bed, alongside two male dancers – who were wearing conic bras, of course – while simulating masturbation on stage.

Unsurprisingly, not everyone was impressed with her not-exactly-family-friendly display, and she was even threatened by the police, before taking to the stage in Toronto, that they were prepared to arrest her if she included the faux masturbation sequence in her routine.

Of course, being Madonna, she went out and did it anyway… and the police, perhaps wisely, decided not to arrest her.

Check out the performance for yourself below…

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New Rebel Heart show added for SanDiego on Oct 29th!



Have you been wishing on a ‘lucky star’? Well, like a prayer, you’ve been heard and answered!

The Queen of Pop herself — Madonna — is coming to San Diego! We know, we know — to paraphrase Madge herself from “Borderline”: It feels like we’re going to lose our minds!

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, on Oct. 29, 2015, the Material Girl is returning to America’s Finest City on her worldwide Rebel Heart tour with a show at Valley View Casino Center. The last time the pop megastar performed in San Diego, it was nearly eight years ago at our downtown stadium, Petco Park. And even though we love our ballpark, being able to see Madonna at a slightly more intimate venue is definitely a plus.

For those who can cease expressing themselves long enough to get on the Internet, tickets go on sale to the general public on June 1 at 10 a.m. Prepare to “open your heart” and open your wallets: Tickets will range between $35 and $350. Be early, be patient and be steadfast — they’re guaranteed to sell quickly.

Complete article HERE
Purchase your tickets HERE

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‘Vogue’ Producer Shep Pettibone’s First Interview in 20 Years: On Making a Madonna Classic & Why He Left Music Behind



To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Madonna’s “Vogue” reaching N)1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, we reached out to the song’s co-producer and co-writer, dance legend Shep Pettibone, for — amazingly — his first interview in 20 years.

We talked to Pettibone, of course, about the genesis and making of “Vogue,” but also his later work with the diva on The Immaculate Collection and Erotica, the sampling lawsuit against him and Madonna over “Vogue,” and why he stepped away from the music business nearly 20 years ago.

“I think at that point they were going to [make it a] b-side” for “Keep It Together,” but once executives heard the track, “The attitude was like, ‘This isn’t gonna be a b-side. How can we get this out there?’” It found a home on Madonna’s Dick Tracy-inspired I’m Breathless album, and became the set’s lead single — and her eighth Hot 100 No. 1.


You know I am amazed that it’s been 25 years since “Vogue” hit No. 1 [on the Billboard Hot 100]. I don’t know if you sort of contemplate that sort of stuff very often. Does it even register that it’s been that long since the song has been out?
It doesn’t, really. First of all, it seems like the song that never ends. I mean, you’re forever hearing it. It’s always on a radio somewhere, or being played somewhere, you know, in a club. It’s still a dance floor filler after all these years too, which is amazing.

It continues to live on, through covers and interpolations, and so forth. Certainly that must be very nice to know that something you’ve made continues to have a long life. 
Yeah, exactly. But no, it doesn’t feel like 25 years. It’s wild.

Full interview on HERE



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Back to the 80’s»Hoofdprijs Madonna in Antwerpen


Van maandag 22 tot en met zondag 28 juni gaat Radio Oost weer ‘back to the 80’s’. Luister naar de leukste platen uit de 80’s en maak kans op een lang weekend Antwerpen met een concert van Madonna!

Naast veel muziek blikken we terug op de belangrijkste nieuws- en sportgebeurtenissen uit die tijd. Verder wordt elke dag de ‘hitflitsquiz’ gespeeld, met als hoofdprijs een lang weekend Antwerpen met als hoogtepunt een concert van Madonna!

Wat is jouw top 3?
Wat zijn jouw favoriete 80’s platen? Geef je top 3 aan ons door en wellicht hoor je deze terug op Radio Oost. Een lijst met platen vind je hier.

Win een weekend Antwerpen met Madonna-concert!

Elke dag spelen we de ‘hitflitsquiz’. Het juiste antwoord belonen we met een heerlijk ‘Overijssels Delicatessenpakket’ van Heileuver met een 80’s tintje*. Uit alle deelnemers die het juiste antwoord gaven loten we 2 deelnemers die in het Radio Oost programma Zie Zo Zondag met elkaar strijden om de hoofdprijs: een fantastisch lang weekend Antwerpen met als hoogtepunt een concert van Madonna op 28 november 2015!

* Doe je mee met de quiz en geef je het goede antwoord? Dan geven wij ook graag anderen een kans om deze week iets te winnen, je mag dus niet nog een keer meedoen! Een uitzondering hierop is de finale op zondag, hiervoor loten we uit alle winnaars 2 deelnemers die met elkaar strijden om de hoofdprijs.

Uit alle dagwinnaars worden 2 kandidaten geloot die in het programma Zie Zo Zondag de finale spelen en strijden om een fantastische hoofdprijs: een lang weekend voor 2 personen naar Antwerpen met een concert van Madonna!



Antwerpen is zeker de moeite waard. Het historische centrum bruist dag en nacht van de activiteiten. De stad heeft prachtige winkelboulevards zoals de Meier. Maar juist in de kleine en prachtige opgeknapte straatjes vind je een verscheidenheid aan winkels die je niet snel elders in België of Nederland zult aantreffen.? De stad kent een scala aan musea, festiviteiten, tentoonstellingen en culturele evenementen. Jullie vertrekken op vrijdag 27 november naar Antwerpen. Je krijgt van ons een openbaar vervoerkaart waarmee je vrij door de stad kunt reizen. Op maandag 30 november reis je weer terug naar huis.

Jullie verblijven 3 nachten op basis van logies en ontbijt in een heerlijk centraal gelegen 3-sterrenhotel.

Op zaterdag 28 november is Madonna met haar Rebel Heart Tour in het Sportpaleis in Antwerpen en jullie zijn erbij! De ‘Rebel Heart Tour’ volgt op de release van Madonna’s nieuwste album ‘Rebel Heart’. Haar dertiende studioplaat wordt wereldwijd met lovende kritieken ontvangen. Madonna wordt wereldwijd gelauwerd als zangeres, songwriter en producer, maar heeft ook de reputatie van één van ‘s werelds meest succesvolle live-artiesten aller tijden.

Maandag 30 november gaan jullie in de loop van de dag weer naar huis en hopen we dat je zult terugkijken op een onvergetelijk weekend.


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Madonna Reschedules First Five Rebel Heart Tour Dates

“I can promise you this show will be worth the wait,” Madonna says in a statement.

Madonna has rescheduled the first five nights of her Rebel Heart Tour, delaying the international trek’s launch more than a week.

Her planned concerts in Miami on Aug. 29 and 30, Atlanta on Sept. 2 and San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Sept. 5 and 6 have now been moved to January 2016. Tickets for those previously announced dates will be honored for the newly scheduled shows.

The tour’s new opening night is Sept. 9 in Montreal, Quebec.

“As my fans already know, the show has to be perfect,” said Madonna in a statement. “Assembling all the elements will require more time than we realized. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause my fans. I can promise you this show will be worth the wait. Can’t wait to share it with all my Rebel Hearts out there.”

See Madonna’s updated tour schedule below:

Sept. 9 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Sept. 10 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Sept. 12 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Sept. 16 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Sept. 17 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Sept. 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Sept. 21 – Quebec City, QC @ Centre Vidéotron
Sept. 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 26 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Sept. 28 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Oct. 1 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
Oct. 3 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
Oct. 5 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Oct. 6 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Oct. 8 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Oct. 11 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
Oct. 12 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
Oct. 14 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
Oct. 17 – Portland, OR @ MODA Center
Oct. 19 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
Oct. 22 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
Oct. 24 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
Oct. 27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Forum
Nov. 4 – Koln, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
Nov. 5 – Koln, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
Nov. 7 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
Nov. 8 – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena
Nov. 10 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena (O2 World)
Nov. 11 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena (O2 World)
Nov. 14 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Tele 2 Arena
Nov. 17 – Herning, Denmark @ Jyske Bank Boxen
Nov. 19 – Turin, Italy @ Pala Alpitour
Nov. 21 – Turin, Italy @ Pala Alpitour
Nov. 22 – Turin, Italy @ Pala Alpitour
Nov. 24 – Barcelona, Spain @ Palau Sant Jordi
Nov. 25 – Barcelona, Spain @ Palau Sant Jordi
Nov. 28 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportpaleis
Nov. 29 – Mannheim, Germany @ SAP Arena
Dec. 1 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
Dec. 2 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
Dec. 5 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Ziggo Dome
Dec. 6 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Ziggo Dome
Dec. 9 – Paris, France @ Bercy
Dec. 10 – Paris, France @ Bercy
Dec. 12 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
Dec. 14 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
Dec. 16 – Birmingham, UK @ Barclaycard Arena
Dec. 20 – Glasgow, Scotland @ The SSE Hydro
Jan. 20 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
Jan. 23 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
Jan. 24 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
Jan. 27 – San Juan, PR @ Coliseo de Puerto Rico
Jan. 28 – San Juan, PR @ Coliseo de Puerto Rico


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Madonna Prepares Outrageous New Music Video That Will Enrage Her ‘Age’ Critics

Even though Madonna has received ugly (and sometimes violent) ageist and misogynistic remarks this year, one shouldn’t expect her to back down. When she is told to stop doing something, she comes back and does it even more. Judging from Instagram posts and fan sites, Madonna is preparing an ironic music video that will make her fans laugh and her critics furious.

Madonna’s fan forums have shown pictures from the video, where Madonna has pink hair and is wearing grills. Many said it would be similar to her performance of the song on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. A reddit user named ShowbizGal (whose post has now been deleted) claims to have worked on the video. You have to take her post with a grain of salt, but her description, which was up on Monday evening and Tuesday morning, certainly fits the one that has been on Madonna fan forums.

“I worked on Madonna’s new video last week for ‘B***h I’m Madonna’ and you fans are in for a special treat. The video is hilarious and more like a Madonna parody. If you hate her grills, you are going to hate them even more. Not only does Madonna wear those ugly things on her teeth, but there is a sock puppet that also wears grills. The dancing in the video is crazy. It’s like the performance she did on Jimmy Fallon, but taken to new heights.”

Madonna’s new single has divided both her fans and critics. Some think “B***h I’m Madonna” is the most desperate single she has ever released, while others believe the song is supposed to be over the top and ridiculous. Madonna, herself, has claimed in several interviews that the song is supposed to be irreverent.

Whether or not likes the song, it is a smart choice for a single. “B***h I’m Madonna” has far outsold the other tracks on Rebel Heart, even though it hasn’t been officially promoted as a single. Madonna’s last two singles, “Living for Love” and “Ghosttown,” haven’t even charted, but many blame this on the fact these songs were illegally leaked last December and didn’t have a chance to be released as standalone singles apart from an album package.

The Madonna video should be released very soon, possibly during the first week of June. You can bet that, as usual, Madonna will stir a debate on feminism, ageism, and other “isms.” Madonna has become a walking target for social criticism, but one has to give her credit for keeping her chin up.


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David Letterman staffer: Madonna was so high the night she dropped 14 F-bombs

The very funny behind-the-scenes story: “She started giggling again. ‘We smoked a little endo before we came here…’

Daniel Kellison is a big-time producer now, running Jackhole with Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla. But in the 1990s, he landed his first job on the David Letterman show, doing a little of everything — researching, producing, booking guests.

In an amazing new Grantland piece, he spills the behind the scenes secrets from some of the biggest names he worked with. (Funniest detail: there was a $500 bounty for booking a Beatle on the show. The executive producer booked Ringo Starr, went to collect from Dave, who replied, “Ringo doesn’t count.”)

But the best story by far is of that night in 1994 when Madonna went crazy on the show, dropping 14 F-bombs — then believed to be some sort of a record for network TV, or at least late night — taking off her underpants and asking Letterman to smell them, and so much more.

In a subsequent appearance in 2009, Madonna admitted to Letterman that she’d smoked a joint before coming on. But Kallison tells an even wilder story. He says it was endo — slang for the highly intoxicating bud tips of the Cannabis indica strain of marijuana — that she was smoking. That explains it!

As Kellison tells the story, there was a plan for the appearance. Letterman had been making fun of Madonna every night. She would play back several of the jokes to Dave, and after he’s confronted with the videotape, ask him to explain what he meant. Everyone thought it would be great.

Click HERE for full story from SALON

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Rewinding the Charts: 25 Years Ago, Madonna Was in ‘Vogue’ Atop the Hot 100

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Madonna photographed in 1990.

Lorraine Day

In 1990, with the help of a video directed by David Fincher, the pop star’s No. 1 single propelled a dance craze.

ONE OF MADONNA’S BIGGEST hits – the 1990 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 dance anthem “Vogue” – had surprisingly humble beginnings. “The whole thing was done on a shoestring budget,” says Shep Pettibone, the track’s co-writer and producer. Allotted just $5,000 by Warner Bros. Records to create what was initially slated as a B-side, he finished the song in three weeks, recording the then-31-year-old pop star’s vocals in a “basement on West 56th Street” in New York, where, he says, a closet had been converted into a vocal booth.

The song starts with suspense-building synths before kicking into “Philly Salsoul”-style house music, and its lyrics and sumptuous black-and-white video, directed by future Academy Award nominee David Fincher (Gone Girl, The Social Network), celebrate voguing, a style of dance popularized in New York’s mostly gay ballroom club scene in the 1980s that mimicks fashion-shoot poses.

Released as an A-side, “Vogue” topped the Hot 100 on May 19, 1990. Madonna and Pettibone also collaborated on the singer’s 1992 No. 1 ballad, “This Used to Be My Playground,” but Pettibone left the music business in the late ’90s and now owns The Empress Hotel and Paradise Nightclub in Asbury Park, N.J.

Madonna Makes History With 45th No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs Chart

Madonna released her latest album, Rebel Heart, in March, and “Vogue” continues to be a staple of her live shows.


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Madonna’s Hard Candy Fitness Brand to Be Represented by Epic Rights for Global Merchandising and Branding Programs

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Epic Rights, the full-service global merchandise, licensing and social media marketing company, has been named to represent the Hard Candy Fitness brand, a partnership between New Evolution Ventures, LLC, Madonna and her manager Guy Oseary.  Epic Rights will develop and expand on the global merchandising and licensing rights for the brand. The announcement was made jointly today by Brent Leffel, President of Hard Candy Fitness, and Dell Furano, CEO of Epic Rights.

Hard Candy Fitness is an exciting brand founded by Madonna and inspired by her passion for fitness and health.  The campaign we are establishing for Hard Candy Fitness will align with Madonna’s dedication to personal excellence,” said Furano.  “Currently the brand operates clubs in destination cities around the world and develops innovative group programming that integrates fitness, dance, music and entertainment elements that will be incorporated into our global plans for expansion. With Madonna about to begin an international concert tour, her visibility will be especially prominent as we move forward.”

Leading the day-to-day effort for Hard Candy Fitness is Dan Levin, who spearheads the Epic Rights Celebrity & Lifestyle division through its strategic alliance with Prominent Brand+Talent. Levin will oversee the development and implementation of the brand extension program. Epic Rights will present the Hard Candy Fitness brand to potential partners at the upcoming Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.

“As Madonna is to music, pop culture and fashion, we believe Hard Candy Fitness will be the preeminent symbol for a fit, healthy and luxury-infused lifestyle,” said Levin. “We will develop a global program designed to complement the core Hard Candy Fitnessbrand elements–music, dance, entertainment, hard/harder/hardest workout mentality–to create a vast array of opportunities for consumer engagement,” said Levin.

About Hard Candy Fitness:
Hard Candy Fitness is a global, luxury fitness brand with fitness club locations in destination cities around the world. The brand was created in 2009 with Madonna, the world’s leading female pop icon and well-known fitness enthusiast, and New Evolution Ventures, the world’s leading operator and developer of fitness brands. Hard Candy Fitness club members enjoy an experience where entertainment and fitness intersect.  The brand is best known for innovative group fitness programming, the best and most dynamic instructors and the unique fusion of entertainment, music, dance and fitness. Constantly innovating and influenced by ideas from around the world, Hard Candy Fitness is Madonna inspired, fitness fueled and totally unique.

Hard Candy Fitness currently has club locations in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Santiago, Sydney, Mexico City, Rome, Berlin andToronto. Hard Candy Fitness is aggressively expanding its footprint into destination cities around the world. For more information, please visit

About Epic Rights:
Epic Rights is a full-service global branding, licensing and social media marketing company dedicated to building celebrity and entertainment brands via its broad global network of retailers, licensees and agents. Working with a roster of top clients and brands, Epic Rights services include licensing/branding, music merchandising, social media management, VIP ticketing and fan clubs.  Epic Rights also oversees sponsorships and endorsements, digital archiving of all creative/photo/media assets and manages worldwide e-commerce for its clients in addition to providing in-house legal resources for trademark registration and audit management.  Epic Rights is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.  For more information visit Epic Rights.


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Official Madonna shirt available at Lidl (pictures)

The Madonna shirt available at Lidl we reported on last week, is now available for only 4.99 euro’s. The shirt is official 2015 Live Nation merchandise and comes with a Madonna label and is of very good quality. The shirt has been made available to every Lidl store, so every store should have it in stock from today. Don’t miss out

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