Madonna is on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine, and as expected from the Queen of Pop, she isn’t mincing her words when it comes to controversial topics–including her infamous beef with her supposed nemesis, Lady Gaga.
Madge labels their highly-publicized feud “really boring,” and chalks the bulk of it down to the media pitting women against each other.
“I don’t think she wants my crown,” she revealed. “We live in a world where people like to pit women against each other. And this is why I love the idea of embracing other females who are doing what I’m doing. It’s important for us to support each other.”
“The only time I ever criticized Lady Gaga was when I felt she blatantly ripped-off one of my songs,” she continued. “It’s got nothing to do with “she’s taking my crown” or “she’s in some space of mine.” She has her thing. I think she’s a very talented singer and songwriter. It was just that one issue. And everybody’s obviously ran with it and turned it into a huge feud, which I think is really boring, quite frankly.”
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Rebel Heart pairs classic songwriting and contemporary adventure in Madonna’s least desperate album in years, says Neil McCormick
“Who do you think you are?” demands a screeching voice on the self-explanatorily titled B*tch I’m Madonna. If anyone in pop has earned the right to assert herself so rudely it is surely Madonna Louise Ciccone, an iconic A-List superstar for over 30 years. It helps that the track in question fizzes with bright energy, a handclapping rave anthem powered by a fantastically wonky synth line that sounds like a vintage arcade game played on an electronic kazoo, and topped off with a snappy Nicki Minaj rap. Madonna delivers the melody like a playground nursery rhyme, chanting about bad behaviour in a butter-wouldn’t-melt sing-song voice.
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The most-comprehensive, in-depth review of Madonna’s Rebel Heart you’re ever likely to find. Gentlemen, is the Queen back? Have a read of what we thought…
The most in-depth full review of the new album
We’ve counted down all 13 previous studio albums, but here’s the big one – an exclusive, and extensive, full track-by-track review of Madonna’s Rebel Heart…
MADONNA – REBEL HEART (2015)
LIVING FOR LOVE
The single chosen to kick off the Rebel Heart campaign deviates a little from the leaked demo. It’s a flashback to old-school, early 1990s Madonna and could have dropped from the mixing desk of one-time go-to-guy Shep Pettibone. ‘Took me to heaven, let me fall down/Now that it’s over, I’m gonna carry on,’ she sings over Alicia Keyes’ pulsating piano before leading into a rousing chorus and a smattering of gospel house female backing vocals. It’s not a lead single with the oomph of Like A Prayer or Hung Up, but praise Jesus, it’s no Give Me All Your Lovin’ either.
Final mix: ****
Not, as first assumed, an ode to the joys of narcotics, despite Madonna suggesting she and her beau could smoke weed, get stoned, drink whiskey or even sniff glue (are the kids still doing this?) The drugs mentioned are a metaphor for not giving into temptation of any type, set to a gypsy folk and dance beat echoing Don’t Tell Me. The opening flutes of the demo have been scrapped and producer Avicii reins in his usual balls-out default setting for a finely crafted mid-tempo melody. The end result is a chorus echoing The Animal’s House Of The Rising Sun and Avicii’s collaboration on Coldplay’s Sky Full Of Stars.
Final mix: ****
Full article HERE
After the report on Ghosttown being the second single off of Rebel Heart yesterday, we can exclusively report that Ghosttown will most likely be the second single in Holland as well. Details are being discussed as we speak. Once settled, the track will go to radio very soon.
A brand new interview will be published in the upcoming Sunday edition of German newspaper Die Welt, inform about it at your local book store. Click HERE for more info.
If you’re outside the UK on the big night, the good news is you’ll still be able to watch all the action from The BRIT Awards 2015 on Wednesday 25 February. We’re hosting a Worldwide Live Stream of the ceremony, hosted by Danisnotonfire and AmazingPhil right here on YouTube, from 8PM GMT.
RTL just showed a brand new interview video, click HERE for more info
Madonna has handpicked her next single off of her forthcoming Rebel Heartalbum and has chosen a ballad for her second go! “Ghosttown” has been a fan-favorite since its release so she made a lot of people happy with this choice for follow-up single… Personally I would have preferred another upbeat number before she turned to a ballad (“Hold Tight” being my first choice) but I definitely love “Ghosttown” so I won’t complain. M also has long-time collaborator Jonas Akerlund lined up to produce the video, so it’s safe to say we can expect an epic visual to accompany the release! Are you excited forMadonna’s next single choice?
More information HERE
GENESIS is LIVING FOR LOVE!!!
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REBEL HEART Features the hit singles “Living For Love,” Ghosttown, “Unapologetic Bitch” and “Bitch I’m Madonna” feat. Nicki Minaj
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This is the STORY of GENESIS, MIAMI with a fresh time, new space and new beginning. Rise and Shine at 8am Saturday, March 7th for a spectacular light show and the sounds of KIDD MADONNY, CHRIS COX & TRACY YOUNG.
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Similar as the promotions that German Amazon and Dutch Bol.com are running, MusikDK from Denmark is running a similar one. Upon pre-ordering the Super Deluxe edition of Rebel Heart you will be mailed a link to get access to a ticket sale as well.
The Sun published one of the first official reviews of Madonna’s Rebel Heart in the newspaper today, publishing a brand new promotional picture. This is the foreign edition, hence the black/white picture.