Exclusive! Madonna’s New Look For “Ghosttown”

Photo: Courtesy of Madonna

How do you dress Madonna—that inveterate fashion changeling, that master of reinvention, that brightly burning star now on her third decade of pop icon-hood—for her next move? How about her next video, in which she busts many a move? In the case of B. Akerlund, who styled the Queen of Pop for her video for “Ghosttown,” premiering  tomorrow from her March release Rebel Heart—which features such tracks as “Bitch I’m Madonna” (as if you needed reminding)—you take the runways’ military-cum-bandleader-meets-Victoriana trend and you run long. Really long.

Photo: Courtesy of Madonna

“The silhouette and feel is real rock ‘n’ roll,” says Akerlund of the Chrome Hearts leather greatcoat replete with billowing train. (And top hat. And cane.) “It’s always inspiring to work on a special project with an artist as creative as Madonna,” said Laurie Lynn Stark, co-owner of Chrome Hearts, the line also behind the painstakingly crafted topper. As for Her Madgesty? “It was magical,” the musician said via email, “it perfectly represented the vibe that we wanted to bring to the video.” And there you have it. When in doubt: Go for drama.

 

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Sean Penn has affection for Madonna

The 54-year-old star had an extremely turbulent relationship with the “Like A Virgin” hitmaker when they were married from 1985 to 1989, frequently lashing out at paparazzi and even being arrested for assaulting his then-wife, but insists their issue that were public were just ”trivial.”

He said: ”You look back and you say, ‘What fire did I walk through that I sought out?’ This is a fantastic woman, who I have great affection for – Madonna. She had not even toured when we got together. So there was no seeing all that coming. She was a fire, you know? In herself. Apart from all that stuff that came with it. But in a marriage? At that time in my life? And, you know, you walk through the fires you have to walk through. And I guess she probably would have described me similarly. The fires that were public were all trivial.”

Taken from an article by Tribute.ca

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Madonna uses Meerkat app to debut new Ghosttown music video

Promo will have its live premiere on star’s official channel, with social app joining Snapchat, Instagram and Grindr in her promotional armoury

Soon, there won’t be a social app left that Madonna hasn’t used to promote her new album. Live video broadcasting app Meerkat is the latest, following the star’s use of Instagram, Snapchat and Grindr in the campaign for Rebel Heart.

“Be here at 10am PST tomorrow for the world premiere of Madonna’s Ghosttown video!” explained a message on Madonna’s official Meerkat profile, which at the time of writing has just under 1,000 subscribers.

Meerkat launched in February as the latest app enabling people to broadcast video live from their smartphones to their followers on Twitter. It has since been joined by Periscope, an app owned by Twitter that fulfils the same function.

Madonna is the biggest star yet to use Meerkat, after a bruising few weeks for the app, which saw Twitter turn off Meerkat’s access to its social graph, then saw it plummet down Apple’s App Store chart following Periscope’s release.

It is unclear how Madonna will use Meerkat to debut a music video as the app works by the broadcaster pointing their smartphone’s camera at whatever they want to stream.

If Madonna is able to air pre-recorded footage it will be an interesting departure for Meerkat. Allowing users to stream pre-recorded video would give it different functionality in its battle with Periscope.

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Discount code tickets mega record and CD fair Utrecht this weekend

We can offer you a discount code to purchase your tickets for the upcoming record fair in Utrecht this weekend, which is the worlds’ largest.

When you purchase your tickets online through https://www.recordplanet.nl/en/presale.html use AR3, with this code you pay 10.50 instead of 13 euro’s

April 11 & 12, 2015 the Jaarbeurs Convention centre in Utrecht will host the 43rd edition of the Mega Record & CD Fair. An event that in the past 23 years has enjoyed international acclaim and made its name as the place to be for music fans, crate diggers, deejays and vinyl lovers. Packed with exhibitions, live performances, book signings and over 500 dealers from all over the world the fair offers the greatest choice of vinyl, cd’s and pop memorabilia. Don’t be surprised if you bump into artists searching for their own original productions. Some of the highlights of this edition will be a Rock Icon’s poster exhibition and performances by 6 Dutch singer/songwriters.

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The new “Spotlight Magazine” is available right now!

(#55 / March 2015 / 84 pages / French)

The “Rebel Heart issue” includes: Living for Love details, Promo Tour pictures and informations, Lyrics from all titles, Rebel Heart Tour details, News, Press review, Collectors, Outtakes, and more!

You can order this issue HERE

(Thx to Maurice and Corrine)

 

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MADONNA FOR COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE

Madona-Cosmopolitan-May-2015-Magazine-Tom-LOrenzo-Site-TLO (1)Madonna covers the 50th anniversary issue of Cosmopolitan magazine photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth.

On longevity in her career: “Popularity comes and goes. You need to know who you are, what you stand for, and why you’re here.”

On sexuality and ageism: “Don’t be fooled, not much has changed – certainly not for women. We still live in a very sexist society that wants to limit people. Since I started, I’ve had people giving me a hard time because they didn’t think you could be sexual or have sexuality or sensuality in your work and be intelligent at the same time. For me, the fight has never ended.”

On collaborating with Kanye West on her album Rebel Heart: “It’s a little bit of a bullfight, but we take turns. He knows that he’s walking into a room with a person with a strong point of view, and I do too. I listen to what he has to say, take it in, and he listens to what I say and takes it in. We didn’t agree on everything, but he has good ideas.”

On internet haters: “You can hide behind your computer or your phone and say whatever you want – you’re not known. Could you say it to my face? Would you say it to my face? I doubt it.”

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[Photo Credit: Ellen Von Unwerth/Courtesy of Cosmopolitan]

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MADONNA COVERS COSMOPOLITAN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 25 YEARS

Madonna on Cosmopolitan's May 2015 issue (L) and on Cosmopolitan's May 1990 cover (R)

Pop icon Madonna has landed the 50th anniversary, May 2015 cover of Cosmopolitan, 25 years since her last shooting. On newsstands on April 14, the singer looks like a ‘Rebel Heart’ with a pearl necklace, mask and red lips in the image photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth. Flashback to her 1990 cover where she rocked a more minimal look with a black bob hairstyle and a simple white dress.

Madonna graces the 50th anniversary issue of Cosmopolitan for May 2015. Photo: Ellen Von Unwerth

On sexuality and ageism:
“Don’t be fooled, not much has changed – certainly not for women. We still live in a very sexist society that wants to limit people. Since I started, I’ve had people giving me a hard time because they didn’t think you could be sexual or have sexuality or sensuality in your work and be intelligent at the same time. For me, the fight has never ended.”

Madonna on Cosmopolitan May 1990 cover. Photo: Francesco Scavullo

On collaborating with Kanye West on her album Rebel Heart:
“It’s a little bit of a bullfight, but we take turns. He knows that he’s walking into a room with a person with a strong point of view, and I do too. I listen to what he has to say, take it in, and he listens to what I say and takes it in. We didn’t agree on everything, but he has good ideas.”

The pop icon talks sexism and working with Kanye West on her new album

On internet haters:
“You can hide behind your computer or your phone and say whatever you want – you’re not known. Could you say it to my face? Would you say it to my face? I doubt it.”

 

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Madonna: “We Still Live in a Very Sexist Society That Wants to Limit People”

Madonna sits down with Cosmopolitan to celebrate 50 years of power, provocation, and living that Cosmo-girl life.

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Madonna on the 50th anniversary issue of Cosmopolitan (May 2015).
In May 1990, Madonna posed as the cover star of Cosmo’s 25th anniversary issue. Now, 25 years later, the icon sits down with the magazine to celebrate 50 years of power, provocation, and living that Cosmo-girl life. The May issue features not one, but four different covers of Madonna, on stands April 14. Check Cosmopolitan.com throughout the week to see all four.

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Madonna covers the May 1990 issue of Cosmopolitan.

On longevity in her career: “Popularity comes and goes. You need to know who you are, what you stand for, and why you’re here.”

On sexuality and ageism: “Don’t be fooled, not much has changed — certainly not for women. We still live in a very sexist society that wants to limit people. Since I started, I’ve had people giving me a hard time because they didn’t think you could be sexual or have sexuality or sensuality in your work and be intelligent at the same time. For me, the fight has never ended.”

On collaborating with Kanye West on her album Rebel Heart: “It’s a little bit of a bullfight, but we take turns. He knows that he’s walking into a room with a person with a strong point of view, and I do too. I listen to what he has to say, take it in, and he listens to what I say and takes it in. We didn’t agree on everything, but he has good ideas.”

On Internet haters: “You can hide behind your computer or your phone and say whatever you want — you’re not known. Could you say it to my face? Would you say it to my face? I doubt it.”

For more of Madonna’s exclusive interview and photo shoot with Cosmopolitan, pick up the issue on newsstands April 14.

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