Last night, on the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Madonna surprised the audience during her performance of her new single “Ghosttown” by bringing out Taylor Swift to play backup guitar on the track. The song started intimate, both music icons resting on schools for an almost Lilith Fair-harkening moment before moving in to a more upbeat, get-on-your feet finale.
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Madonna has been no stranger to speaking her mind. In fact, one could argue that her career and notoriety is equal parts music and advocacy. That’s why it is no coincidence that the Material Girl is bringing her Rebel Heart Tour to Philly right smack in the middle of the World Meeting of Families this September, and just two days before the Pope shows up to town. Read more »
Don’t worry, queens. The fall didn’t phase her. The queen of pop is hitting the roads this summer for a 35-city Rebel Heart tour of North America—and she’s coming to Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center on September 24th.
Tickets will begin going on sale on Monday, March 9th (March 3rd if you’re an “Icon Member”). And, as her promoter, Live Nation, points out, each ticket purchased online will include a digital copy of the super deluxe version of Rebel Heart, which I’m going out on a limb and calling her best album since Confessions On a Dancefloor. You can find ticket information on Madonna’s website, and I’ve got her full list of North American tour dates below.
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Oh God…it’s true.
All of those Rebel Heart selfies might finally be paying off. Grindr has teamed up with the Material Girl herself to offer lucky fans a chance to chat with Madonna on your favorite yellow smart phone app. Read more »
Madonna looked like a hooker and Lady Gaga was best dressed (no, she wasn’t wearing a gown made of meat). Annie Lennox essentially owned the night and Kim Kardashian donned something that looked like she pulled it out of a Best Western closet and Bedazzeled it. Yes, this all sounds like an alternative universe, but it pretty much captures the 2015 Grammy Awards on Sunday evening. Sure, there were dozens of performances, but, let’s be honest: Who watches the Grammys for the music? Below you’ll find our picks for the evening’s most memorable moments, including the Material Girl’s assless outfit and a certain celebrity who looked like a defunct Muppet. Read more »
Gay Star News reports on Adam Guerra, a California drag queen and former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant, who underwent $75,000 worth of plastic surgery to look like his idol, Madonna.
“My name is Adam, and I am addicted to being Madonna. … I really challenge myself to look like her. I have had over 18 surgeries, I’ve spent $75,000 to look like her,” he says, saying half of his face is fake.
He also says he has spent around $75,000 (€66,000) on plastic surgery and $100,000 (€88,000) on costumes.
“With Madonna I saw who went from nothing to something, who was herself and didn’t care what anybody said about her,” Guerra says. “She was the one that everybody wanted to be.”
You can learn more about Guerra’s experience: He is the subject of the TLC documentary My Strange Addiction. See a clip below:
Someone’s been an unapologetic bitch leaking pop queen Madonna’s new music off her upcoming album Rebel Heart, and now NBC News reports that a computer hacker in Israel has been arrested:
“The 39-year-old suspect’s arrest came after a complex undercover investigation by Israel’s cybercrime unit and the FBI, according to police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld. He is suspected of hacking into the computers, stealing the music and distributing it online for ‘a fee.'”
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The Internet’s all abuzz about Rihanna’s leaked cover of Madonna’s “Vogue,” but I woke up to a little gem on my Facebook wall this morning that, in my opinion, is a much more enjoyable—or at least GAYYY!—listen.
Out Philly musician and performance artist George Alley shared this recording of him and a friend covering The Material Girl’s game-changing hit way back in 1991, and it’s adorable. What’s funny, is that, even though Alley’s voice hasn’t even begun to change, you can still hear hints of the forward-thinking musician in the echo-y vocals and synth-heavy arrangement.
Check out the 1991 cover below, then give a listen to one of his latest recordings to see if you can spot the similarities.
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Here we are, fresh at the top of another year in music, and 2015 looks to be quite a doozy. With new albums on the horizon from Rihanna, Coldplay, Madonna and Kelly Clarkson, it’s already shaping up to be quite an interesting year for radio. However, the burning question on everyone’s mind: Will Adele finally make her grand return? I guess we’ll have to wait to find out. Check out our 15 most-anticipated albums of 2015 below:
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If you’ve been following the Material Girl’s Instagram account, you know she’s been using the hell out of the hashtag #RebelHeart over the last several months. Music fans now know why: a demo of her upcoming single has leaked all over the web, and it’s titled none other than that infamous hashtag she’s been using. Read more »