‘Years’ of Beastie Boys, Madonna come alive in exhibit

The Beastie Boys, Madonna and Joe Strummer were not only the musical rebels of their time, but dear friends of photographer Josh Cheuse, as well.

In shooting these and many other famous faces, “my approach was to be kind to people, be real and just be honest,” Cheuse says. “I got good stuff because these people became my friends and family, and I respected them and they kind of got that. It wasn’t a paparazzi thing.”

Music fans with a penchant for candid moments can catch a glimpse of Cheuse’s more than 30 years of shooting artists in his new Grooving Years exhibit, opening Friday at New York’s Morrison Hotel Gallery and running through Oct. 11. The show includes rarely displayed and never-before-seen photographs of famed performers ranging from Oasis and Run-DMC to Lady Gaga and MGMT.

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Discount code for tickets to Mega record- and CD fair in Utrecht in November!

In November it’s time again for worlds’ largest record fair, as always we have a discount code for you to purchase your tickets.

Go to https://www.recordplanet.nl/presale.html and use the code VZ5

November 22 & 23, 2014 the Jaarbeurs Convention centre in Utrecht will host the 42nd edition of the Mega Record & CD Fair. An event that in the past 22 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 an exhibition of funky vinyl covers and the reunion of the Dutch band Secret Sounds.

Mega Record & CD Fair Autumn 2014 in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht:

Saturday November 22nd from 09.00 until 17.00 hours
Sunday November 23th from 10.00 until 17.00 hours.

Address Jaarbeurs:
Jaarbeurs
Jaarbeursplein 6
3521 AL Utrecht
The Netherlands

Entrance November 2014

Entrance fee by the online pre-sale:

Adults till: € 11,50
Over 65 till: € 9,50
Passe-partout (two-day ticket): € 20,50
Prices valid till November 22, 11.00 pm

Entrance fee at the door:

Adults: € 13,-
Children up to 12 years free
With discount coupon: € 11,-
Over 65: € 11,-
Passe-partout (two-day ticket) € 22,-

Fore more information visit www.recordplanet.nl

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Photographer Deborah Feingold on the making of ‘Music’

madonna Q. Your photos of Madonna took on a life of their own.

A. I have no explanation for that. It was a 20-minute shoot in my apartment that was so tiny that all my furniture folded up against the wall, including the bed, table, and chairs. I was all set up. I had one assistant. She came with Liz Rosenberg, who remained her publicist. Her makeup was ready to go. I had a bowl of lollipops, Tootsie Rolls, and bubble gum. I probably didn’t get paid or have a budget; hence a bowl of lollipops and bubble gum. Everything was very simple. I shot four rolls of film, and for every frame she changed it up. It was like a dance, and I was a good follower. I had the skill, but she led. Twenty minutes later, she knew we had finished, and she left. She was a working girl, I was there to work, and that’s what you see.

To read the full interview by Boston Globe, click HERE

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Everything we know so far about the new Madonna album

Madonna’s last studio effort, 2012’s MDNA, was the lowest-selling of her iconic career. However, having previously bounced back from the relative flops of Bedtime Stories and American Life with Ray of Light and Confessions on a Dancefloor, the Queen of Pop is unlikely to give up her throne without a fight.

With one of her representatives this week confirming that her 13th studio effort will hit the shelves in 2015, here’s a look at everything we know about the record so far.

Diplo is a key producer

The Major Lazer figurehead certainly isn’t averse to working with superstars, having lent his magic touch to tracks by the likes of Britney Spears, Beyonce and Usher.

But having confirmed that he’s worked on seven tracks with Madonna, three of which are apparently ‘amazing smashes,’ this is by far his most high-profile and most involved A-list role yet.

Renowned for his genre-hopping mix of electro, hip-hop and dancehall, it therefore seems unlikely that Madonna will be straying too far from the dancefloor.

Expect some formulaic EDM
Madonna: Everything we know so far about the new album(Picture: Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)

William Orbit, Mirwais, Stuart Price – Madonna once had a reputation for championing those producers unfamiliar to the general public. Sadly, the posting of two photos with ubiquitous superstar Swedish DJ Avicii on her Instagram account suggests that far from setting the trends, she’s now content to merely chase them.

Natalia Kills is on board

Once best-known for her performance as Jasper Carrott’s daughter in much-maligned sitcom All About Me and as the teen-pop rapper who scored a UK No.11 hit with the utterly infectious ‘Don’t Play Nice’, the artist formerly known as Verbalicious has since reinvented herself as a flamboyant Lady Gaga-esque diva named Natalia Kills.

Alongside her label boss Martin Kierszenbaum, she’s also become an unlikely Madonna ally, having contributed to seven tracks which may or may not make the cut on her forthcoming LP.

Alicia Keys is killing it
Madonna: Everything we know so far about the new album

The latest star to make an appearance on Madonna’s Instagram feed, Alicia Keys has apparently been ‘killing it’ in the studio.

It’s not clear yet whether Keys will appear on the record, or whether her role is a behind-the-scenes one, but as the writer behind Whitney Houston’s Million Dollar Bill, she’s already proved that she can bring the best out of a bona-fide pop legend.

But Disclosure aren’t involved

The Lawrence siblings were rumoured to be involved after Madonna posted a picture of her meeting with them at New York’s Governors Ball back in June.

However, Howard has since told Billboard that the reports aren’t true, although he didn’t rule out a future collaboration.

Everything else

The London Community Church Gospel Choir are on board, as are hitmakers MoZella (Miley Cyrus), Ariel Rechtshaid (Haim), Toby Gad (One Direction) and Symbolyc One (Kanye West), while early song titles include Messiah, Rebel Heart and Bitch, I’m Madonna.

METRO

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