Madonna is about to rock South America with her record breaking MDNA Tour. In the mean time enjoy this exclusive interview for the Brazilian TV by Luciano Huck.
A brand new commercial for Italian national all news channel Rai News 24 features Big Daddy cover of Madonna's Like a Virgin.
The track was included in Big Daddy's Cutting Their Own Groove album. His version of Like a Virgin includes a sample of Frankie Avalon's Venus. You can heard him singing lines like "Madonna, material girl come to me..."
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As rumoured, Live Nation and Interscope Records are taking Superstar in consideration as Madonna's next single.
Last months we reported that, besides Turn Up The Radio, Madonna wanted to release Gang Bang. Now we hear that, also due to the Bravo campaign in the USA, Superstar is being taken in consideration.
But most of all, we heard that there are already Official Remixes that have been done for Superstar.
DrownedMadonna.com learnt that Bimbo Jones and Eddie Amador did official remixes for Madonna's Superstar.
Last night Madonna performed her first sing Everybody, which was released exactly 30 years ago on October 6 1983, during her MDNA show in San Jose.
It was 25 years last night. It was not only a concert, but most of all a huge event in Italy, which broke every record on Italian TV. The whole country was in front of the TV to watch the show live from Turin. Madonna's Italian speeches are still iconic.
Monte Pittman, Madonna’s guitar player and guitar teacher, has submitted his remix of Bon Iver’s song “Calgary” to the indabamusic.com contest. MDNA Tour band mate Brian Frasier-Moore is on drums and Monte plays guitar.
We would deeply appreciate it if you could vote for Monte. Click here to vote him.
Madonna released a statement today - called the MDNA Show Manifesto - defending her use of prop guns in her MDNA tour and explaining some of its other imagery. She sent it out to a few people who are reviewing the show and we can post it thanks to Metro Philadelphia, where you can read more.
Is a journey.
The journey of a soul from darkness to light
It is part cinematic musical theatre.
Part spectacle and sometimes intimate Performance art.
But above all its a journey
From darkness to light
From anger to love
from chaos to order.
It's true there is a lot of violence in the beginning of the show and sometimes the use of fake guns - but they are used as metaphors.
I do not condone violence or the use of guns.
Rather they are symbols of wanting to appear strong and wanting to find a way to stop feelings that I find hurtful or damaging. In my case its wanting to stop the lies and hypocrisy of the church, the intolerance of many narrow minded cultures and societies I have experienced throughout my life
and in some cases the pain I have felt from having my heart broken.
Ultimately as we follow through the journey of my story, the audience can see quite clearly what I see - That the enemy is within and the only way to survive Disappointment Disapproval Judgment Heartbreak Jealousy Envy And Hatred Is with Love - not with revenge - not with guns and not with violence.
In spite of all the chaos and darkness and intolerance we seem to be encountering more and more in the world, We cannot allow our anger or bitterness to swallow us up.
We come to understand that
There is an innate and pure love inside us all and we have to find a way to tap into it.
And we can't do it by being victims or placing the blame or pointing the finger at others.
But by recognizing that the enemy is within And when we come to terms with it And accept it And struggle to change ourselves, Then we can change the world without hurting anyone and we can inspire others to do the same.
When you watch a film there are usually good guys and bad guys to help illustrate this point, Sometimes I play both.
I enjoy acting out this journey.
For none of us are perfect and we all have our own journey of growth to go on.
I know people can relate to it.
It's very important to me as an artist that my show not be taken out of context.
It must be watched with an open heart from beginning to end. I am sure if it is viewed this way, the viewer will walk away feeling inspired, Invigorated and will want to make the world a better place.
And this of course was always my intention.
We are entering some very scaring time in the world. Cconomic markets are collapsing. People are nothing to eat in Greece. People all over the world are suffering and people are afraid. And, what happens when people are afraid? They become intollerant! they start pointing the fingers at other people. They say: 'you are the reason, you are the problem, you are to blame!' they say: 'get out!' And this of course, you know, it's not the answer to the problem. The enemy is not out there. There is no such thing as an external enemy. The enemy is within. I know that I have made a certain Marine Le Pene very angry with me... and, it's not my intention to make enemies. It's my intention to PROMOTE TOLLERANCE. This is my intention. [..] You know? If we don't learn from history, we would just repeat it. So, the next time you want to point the finger at somebody, and blame them for your problems in your life, take that finger and point it back at you! And fix it! If you see a problem, don't complain, fix it!"
As Madonna's MDNA Tour continues, she is once again the week's TOP Act with SELLOUTS in Paris, London and others. These shows bring MDNA's total to nearly $80 MILLION as it continues to travel the world!
1 Madonna, Martin Solveig Stade De France
July 14, 2012
Live Nation Global Touring/Live Nation France
2 Madonna, LMFAO, Martin Solveig Hyde Park
July 17, 2012
Live Nation Global Touring/Live Nation U.K.
3 Madonna, Alesso Murrayfield Stadium
July 21, 2012
Live Nation Global Touring/Live Nation
Madonna, Alesso National Indoor Arena
July 19, 2012