Madonna on Instagram Live recap!

Madonna went on Instagram live last night, here’s a short recap:

  • Madonna talks about drawing, not being a good drawer herself
  • When asked about whether she has kissed Michael Jackson or not, Madonna simply responds by demanding the next question!
  • That not every re-invention was thoroughly thought through as people assume
  • Madonna is mixed about whether to turn her ‘Visual Autobiography’ into a long movie or series. Madonna prefers movies and doesn’t understand people not having patience to watch a long movie, but are willing to keep pressing PLAY to binge-watch series
  • Madonna was thinking possible titles for the film during the Christmas Holidays
  • She mentions ‘What It Feels Like For A Girl’ and various titles are being suggested by fans too, a few examples: Blond Ambition, Nobody Knows Me, Who’s That Girl, My Name Is Madonna and Live To Tell
  • She feels like she’s been living in the past because of the writing process, which is weird to her
  • Madonna has been sleeping very well lately and hasn’t sent out any early morning texts
  • She loves the perfume ‘Better Than Sex’ 
  • Another suggested title ‘Lucky Star’ doesn’t get Madonna’s approval as the film is ‘not about luck’
  • Madonna wants to make new music as film making takes so long 
  • She’s currently working on some stuff with some people but it’s a secret, besides the already mentioned Remix Project
  • Sean Penn will most certainly be talked about in the film
  • Madonna slept with a handful of women in response to a fan’s question
  • Complains about the downside of working from home that people keep on walking into the room/office
  • Madonna confirms she definitely will tour again, a stadium tour
  • Jokes around about performing with Britney and re-enacting their original act

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Like a Prayer Pepsi 1989 Promo Campaign

On this day in 1989 Pepsi announced they had signed a $5 million deal with Madonna. She would be starring in a series of TV commercials and Pepsi would sponsor her upcoming “Like a Prayer World Tour.” 

WEA Records in Holland sent out a three-page press release announcing the deal and upcoming news related to the new album “Like a Prayer.” A massive campaign followed in the month of February and various adverts were published in magazines and newspapers. There was even a promotional press pack including a poster and empty CD case announcing the campaign for retailers. 

We have managed to collect a lot of these press articles and withdrawn promotional articles. Check out the new ‘Pepsi Campaign’ section in our “Like a Prayer” page HERE

Madonna Pepsi Promo Pack (Holland)

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Sticky & Sweet Tour Amsterdam 2008 photo gallery

Madonna performed her Sticky & Sweet Tour in Amsterdam on September 2, 2008. It was definetely the best show so far, Madonna gave it her all tonight. She spoke to the crowd a lot and joked around. During the ‘request’ section she asked the audience to sing her Happy Birthday and was surprised when they did….in Dutch! She didn’t understand a word of it, but it amused her still.

She told the crowd in Amsterdam they were the best so far on this tour and taking them on the road meant having no need for back-up singers anymore. The audience was on their feet steadily from “La Isla Bonita” until the very end. “Give It 2 Me” had just spent six weeks at the top spot in the official Dutch Top 40 charts, so it was a huge hit with the audience. Right opposite of the ArenA the Heineken Music Hall was transformed into Club Candy and organized by our beloved FAME Megastore in Amsterdam. Fans that still wanted to party found the right place to be as the incredible Ben Liebrand was spinning the greatest remixes. 

We have updated our photo gallery with a total of 100 photographs of the event in Amsterdam. Some photographs are brand new and haven’t been posted before. There are images from five different camera’s.

ENJOY HERE

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Inside Madonna’s Global Real Estate Portfolio

It’s been over 30 years since Madonna released her hit “Material Girl,” and the singer now has the real estate portfolio to prove her claims. Over the past few decades, the Queen of Pop has accumulated an impressive collection of homes located in London, Beverly Hills, New York City, Lisbon, and more. The singer makes each city she lives in a new hub for her many projects. For instance, the historic 18th-century Moorish mansion in Portugal that she purchased in 2017 became the location for her daily dispatches during the pandemic. Most recently, she bought a Hidden Hills estate from The Weeknd—likely a sign of her return to Hollywood in time to release new music in 2022. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the singer’s other famous dwellings.

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“Like a Prayer” Vinyl Test Pressing and Promo Vinyls (and so much more)

Huge “Like a Prayer” memorabilia update!

  • “Like a Prayer” Promotional LP with bio (USA
  • “Like a Prayer” Promotional LP with bio (UK)
  • “Like a Prayer” collector cards (Verkerke / Holland)
  • “Like a Prayer” promo box set (UK)
  • “Like a Prayer” promotional displays 
  • “Like a Prayer” White Label Vinyl Test Pressing with Info Sheet from Warner Bros Records. Run-out groove: 1-25844-INTL-SET1-DMM MASTERDISK ISRAEL 24042-X 2-4 (pictured)
  • And SO MUCH MORE!

Check it all out HERE

Warner Bros White Label Vinyl Test Pressing with Printed Info Sheet (USA)

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The Mega Record & CD Fair is moving!

 

It’s time for something new. That is why the Mega Record & CD Fair is moving to the Brabanthallen in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (or also known as Den Bosch), located half an hour from Utrecht. From April 2022, the capital of North Brabant will be home to vinyl collectors and music lovers from all over the world. New holy ground where we will enjoy music, vinyl and each other twice a year!

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“Like a Prayer” Remixes rare in House reference cassette tape

Check out this piece of history! This rare in house cassette tape with handwritten tracklisting includes remixes for “Like a Prayer” by Bill Bottrell and Shep Pettibone.

The cassette is stamped as received on February 16, 1989 by Warner Bros Records. I can only say that the sound quality is outstanding and the bass is out of this world!

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Like a Prayer Remixes inhouse cassette dated/stamped Feb 16 1989 by Warner Bros

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Debi Mazar Finds It ‘Amusing’ That Kanye West’s GF Julia Fox Could Play Her In Madonna Biopic

The iconic actress opened up about how ‘surreal’ it feels to know that someone will play her in a movie about her pal Madonna.

Debi Mazar, 57, is definitely excited about the possibility of a Madonna biopic! The actress admitted that she thought it was funny to learn that Uncut Gems star (and Kanye West‘s new girlfriend) Julia Fox, 31, was in talks to play her in the movie in a Wednesday January 19 Instagram post. Even though Debi couldn’t confirm whether or not Julia had been cast, she did say that she was “flattered” that she could have such a talent portray her.

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Sticky & Sweet Tour Berlin 2008 photo gallery

The second date of the Sticky & Sweet Tour we attended was the show in Berlin. Once again not a lot of people were queuing up and it was fairly easy to get a good spot for entrance. People holding Hot Tickets gained early entry. The crowd was very relaxed, there was no pushing and one could easily go and do their business on one of the Dixi toilets on the floor of the stadium. 

Madonna got on stage at 9.15pm and performed a spectacular show. She wore a pink colored outfit for the second section and dedicated “You Must Love Me” to Seymour Stein, who was in the audience. This show was miles away from the one that premiered in Cardiff, she was much more at ease and seemed to be enjoying herself. From what I could see the Berlin crowd seemed to be having a great time during the show. 

Madonna kept happily posing for pictures as you can view in our updated and enhanced photo gallery. View 75+ photographs of the Berlin show now HERE

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“Like a Prayer” promo press pack from Holland (and more)

More rare “Like a Prayer” memorabilia added! Among various promotional and press photographs, we have also added this incredibly rare promotional pack from Holland.

This promo press kit includes the following

  • High Glossy Color WEA Folder
  • Dutch bio
  • Dutch promotional photo
  • Unplayed 7″ vinyl “Like a Prayer” single (German pressing)

Check out more photographs and the other items HERE

Official Promo Press Pack (Holland)

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Sticky & Sweet Tour Cardiff August 23, 2008 photo gallery

Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour premiered in Cardiff on August 23, 2008. Only two years after The Confessions Tour Madonna was back on the road to take on what was probably the most physically demanding show of her carreer. 

Surprisingly there weren’t a lot of people queuing up days prior to the event as we’d expected. We were treated to the full soundcheck the night before, which was obviously a huge spoiler but we couldn’t resist staying outside the stadium to listen. It was obvious then that a lot of classics had been re-invented once again. The biggest treat was listening to “You Must Love Me” and the new version of “Like a Prayer”.

On the premiere date when the Hot Ticket holders were finally let in, we were first being kept in the hallway before we were allowed to enter and find a good spot near the stage. Honestly when Madonna treated us to exactly the same entrance as performed on her Hard Candy promo shows, I was disappointed. By the end of the show we all had mixed feelings as this show was such a departure from the theatrical shows she’s known for. However, she must have done something right as it became her highest grossing tour to date.

Check out our brand new updated photo gallery on the premiere night in Cardiff HERE

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Julia Fox met with Madonna to discuss potential Debi Mazar role in new biopic

Uncut Gems actress Julia Fox could soon be polishing up a new role in Madonna‘s forthcoming biopic.

After Madonna shared an Instagram post earlier this week indicating that she “went to dinner with Julia [Fox] to talk about my movie,” EW has learned the 31-year-old performer is being considered to play the role of actress Debi Mazar, the singer’s longtime friend. Kanye West, Antonio Brown, and Floyd Mayweather were also pictured in the photos Madonna shared of her meeting with Fox.

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