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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True Blue (35th Anniversary Edition) Brand new digital release – July 30, 2021

Papa Don’t Preach
Open Your Heart
White Heat
Live To Tell
Where’s The Party
True Blue
La Isla Bonita
Jimmy Jimmy
Love Makes The World Go Round
Papa Don’t Preach (Extended Remix)
True Blue (The Color Mix)
Open Your Heart (Extended Version)
La Isla Bonita (Extended Remix)
True Blue (Remix/Edit)
Open Your Heart (Dub)
Live To Tell (Instrumental)
True Blue (Instrumental)
La Isla Bonita (Instrumental Extended Remix)

Digital Release Date: July 30, 2021

Already out in New Zealand HERE


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Who’s That Girl Tour Rotterdam press photographs + press invite

Check out these original press photographs taken at the Who’s That Girl Tour in Rotterdam back in 1987. These photographs were shot by photographer Roeland de Buys for Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, also included is his press invite.

This has been added to the memorabilia section of the Who’s That Girl Tour page here

Press invite + original printed press photographs (Rotterdam)

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MTV Brings Back ‘Behind the Music’ in Weekly Podcast Series (Podcast News Roundup)

MTV is launching a podcast version of “Behind the Music,” the ’90s-era music documentary series that originally aired on VH1, with a selection of the best episodes — updated and remastered for audio. Dr. Dre and Ice Cube will be the first two artists featured, with both premiere episodes dropping on Thursday, July 29. Upcoming episodes will feature 50 Cent, AC/DC, Adam LambertBret Michaels, Courtney Love, DJ Khaled, Duran Duran, Fat Joe, Guns N’ Roses, Madonna, New Kids on the Block, Toni Braxton and Usher. New podcast episodes drop weekly and are available via the iHeartRadio app and on other podcast platforms. Listen to the trailer at this link. The “Behind the Music” podcast is positioned as an audio companion to Paramount Plus’ “Behind the Music” series with new and classic episodes, also premiering July 29. In addition, iHeartRadio’s MTV “Behind the Music Podcast Playlist” features songs from each of the artists profiled in Season 1 of the podcast.

More at Variety

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Madonna The F-Bomb Commotion + Under The Covers vinyl update (independent releases)

The upcoming vinyl edition of ‘Under The Covers’ has been delayed and won’t be available until September 10th. To find out more on this release, click here

Meanwhile ‘Madonna The F-Bomb Commotion’ has been available for a few weeks. This release includes the full Blond Ambition Show as performed in London Wembley Stadium. As opposed to other previously released bootlegs with the London show, this particular edition has a shortened intro and “Hanky Panky” smoothly follows “Sooner or Later”, there is no fade in and fade out.

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Meet Alex Kazemi, the Mysterious Author Approved by The Queen of Pop

In recent years he served as a guest editor at King Kong, where he and music video director NABIL put Diplo in drag, which publicly impressed Madonna. Speaking of, this summer, the Queen of Pop herself publicly gave Kazemi her stamp of approval on his new occult guidebook, Pop Magick. Now, the self-proclaimed “Illuminati Prince” is here to dawn this latest project, which acts as a modern guidebook on how to use occult practices such as witchcraft and alchemy to deprogram from the chains of our culture in exchange for freedom of thought and artistic productivity.

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Madonna brengt haar Blond Ambition tour in 1990 naar De Kuip (Dutch news)

De spectaculaire Blond Ambition tournee van Madonna was een mix van muziek. mode en controverse. De Amerikaanse zangeres deed onder andere Rotterdam aan. Bekijk de beelden hier! Blonde Ambition was al een controversiële tour voordat Madonna haar eerste stap op het podium zette. De zangeres brengt in 1989 haar vierde album Like A Prayer uit, en daar wordt in religieuze kringen met afschuw op gereageerd. Zo noemt de Paus het “een van de meest satanische shows in de geschiedenis van de mensheid”.
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