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Madonna News Archives for September 2005

Hung Up (Dub Version) Premiere

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Dub Version of Madonna’s new Single “Hung Up” was premiered today on Sirius Internet Radio and later on BBC Radio One.

Beastie Boys Square Up To Madonna

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The Beastie Boys have been defending their 24th anniversary Greatest Hits release, and talking about their next studio album with a challenge to the Queen of Pop.
“We don’t put out records too often, and we’ve been doing it for a while, so that puts us in a high-risk category for rumours,” Mike D continued. “So here’s what I’m going to do. I’m issuing a challenge to Madonna.
“She’s coming out with an album soon [“~Confessions on a Dancefloor’], and we can’t compete with that, but we’re going to compete with the one after that. We’re going to go head-to-head with the next Madonna album. By that time we’ll be ready. Maybe.”
The Beastie Boys release “~Solid Gold Hits’ on November 8.
source : xfm

Gossip : Madonna Runs up £2500 in Parking Fines

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Superstar Madonna could find herself on the wrong side of the law, as she has managed to notch up over £2500 in parking fines… while she goes to the gym.
According to witnesses, she arrives for her twice-weekly visits to fitness specialist James D’Silva’s London studios in a chauffeur-driven car, which then waits for her on a single yellow line while she works out, earning its owner a parking ticket. The star had started mountain biking to the gym to avoid the tickets, but following her recent riding accident, she has been forced to use her car once again.
She has apparently been ticketed over 50 times, racking up at least £2500 in fines. Westminster City Council have defended their actions, saying that anyone who parks illegally will be fined.
source : sofeminine

Madonna’s Documentory on TV ?

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…The buzz is that Madonna’s documentary, “I’m Going to Tell You a Secret,” may debut on MTV…
source : msnbc

COAD Promotion in Europe

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from DrownedMadonna :
November 3rd – MTV European Music Awards in Lisbon
November 5th – Wetten, Dass..? in Germany
November 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 – Various TV Shows / Small Gigs in Europe
November 14 – Album launch in England / performance to be announced

Madonna single preview launched on mobile ahead of global release

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With a deal between music label Warner Music Ireland and mobile operator Vodafone Ireland, Vodafone customers can avail of Ireland’s first sneak preview of Madonna’s new single, Hung Up, three weeks before the global radio release of the track.
Madonna’s album, ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor’ is due for worldwide release on the 14 November. Warner Music Ireland has made an exclusive realtone available to Vodafone customers who will be amongst the first to listen to the track, ‘Hung Up’. This is the first time Warner Music Ireland has launched a single exclusively as a realtone prior to the official radio release.
Vodafone Ireland customers can also choose from a collection of ten classic Madonna hits including ‘Like a Virgin’, ‘Ray of Light’ and ‘La Isla Bonita’ available as realtones.
Full track music downloads from the upcoming ‘Confessions on a Dance Floor’ album will be added to the Madonna collection to download from Access Music on the Vodafone live portal at the time of the album launch in November.
Realtones from the exclusive Madonna collection cost €5 per track.
source : dmeurope

Madge’s Japan confession

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Madonna is to launch her new album with live shows in Japan – her first trip to the country in 20 years.
Confessions On A Dancefloor is out next year and the Japanese concerts will also herald a mammoth world tour.
source : thesun.co.uk

Johan Renck confirmed as director for Hung Up Video

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Madonna.com is pleased to confirm that the video director for Hung Up is Johan Renck. Hung Up is the first single off of Madonna’s highly anticipated all dance album, Confessions on a Dancefloor.

“Isaac” about Kabbalah ?

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Madonna appears to have penned a song in honour of Kabbalah. I’m told Isaac is written in honour of a 16th century cleric who developed teachings of the off-the-wall religion.
How Madonna has changed from those heady Material Girl days! Add that to hubby Guy Ritchie’s latest gangster movie Revolver – which has left critics dumbstruck with it’s supposedly “spiritual” plot – and you’ve got a couple that seem to be into the sect a little too deep. Madonna’s new CD, Confessions on a Dancefloor, is out on November 14.
source : sundaymirror (Thanks to Hector)

Confessions on A Dancefloor in Lotus Restaurant

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Disc Jockeys from all across the U.S. converged in a small, chic backroom down at 14th Street’s Lotus restaurant last Wednesday afternoon. They were there to listen to three tracks from Madonna’s soon-due “Confessions on a Dance Floor” album, and to meet the CD’s brilliant British producer, Stuart Price. Although it was all very casual, with cocktails and munchies, the music men – and women – listened intently, in their own hectic, head-bobbing way. (And most of them looked like fresh-faced college students! ) M’s sound went over big time, and Grammy-winner Price, only 30 years old, was mobbed. There were at least three dozen people in this confined space – Price could hardly move from all the handshaking, shoulder slaps and hearty hugs. He is worshipped in the dance community and uses another name on some work – Jacques Le Cont. He’s produced for No Doubt and many others.
Talking about the songs, Price, who also has a very naughty sense of humor, said: “When dance music was young, there was a strong vocal, and the beat was underneath. Now, the vocal is not so prominent. Madonna and I wanted to make a dance album for today, which would satisfy everybody – those who want to really hear her voice and those for whom the driving thump-thump is the thing. I think we’ve succeeded.”
Music scribe Maggie Stein, who also writes under the nom de plume Odyssey Jones, said, “This is hopeful dance music. It has a positive message, in that it’s fun. Just fun. It’s what Madonna needed to do.”
source : new york post

Madonna Trivia for Guy

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From MadonnaTribe : Guy Ritchie appeared on French TV show “Tout le monde en parle” on France2 to promote his “Revolver” last night. The british movie maker was interviewed about his new gangster flick, but he also answered to a series of classic questions about The Wife – well actually, he almost didn’t answer any. Here’s a summary of this very special “Madonna Trivia”.

Question “What’s Madonna’s birthday?”
Guy Ritchie: “I don’t know…
“What is Madonna’s real name?”
Guy: Madonna… Louise… Ci… (but made it look like as he did not remember the end of her family name)
Q: “How much money did Madonna have in her pockets when she arrived in New York in her early years?”
Guy: “I don’t know…”
Q: ” Wich singer was Madonna a backing vocalist for?”
Guy: “I don’t know…”
Q: “What was Madonna’s first hit in 1984?”
Guy: “Like A Virgin”
Q: “Whose role did Madonna play in “Desperately Seeking Susan”?
Guy: “Susan”
Q: “In which video we find Madonna together with a black saint?”
Guy: “Like A Prayer”
Q: “How many records did Madonna sell?”
Guy: “130 millions”
Q: “Why was Madonna recovered in a hospital this summer?”
Guy: “For a horse riding accident”
Q: “Who is the designer of Madonna’s wedding dress?”
Guy: “… Humm… A French designer… Oops, no It’s Stella McCartney”
Q: “How tall is Madonna?”
Guy: “Approximately 1.60 mt”
And as for the rumor “Is it true that Madonna uses a special jewel stone and medecine to become more fertile?”
Guy answered “No… But I’m only her husband…”

Madonna’s Video Drama

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Madonna is moving on. The Insider’s Marc Malkin reports that the music icon has replaced David LaChapelle with Johan Renck as director of her new “Hung Up” video. Production is scheduled to start shooting next month in London, Madonna’s rep confirmed.
“Hung Up” is the first single off her new album, Confessions From the Dance Floor, out November 15. Madonna and LaChapelle reportedly clashed over artistic differences. This won’t be the first time Madonna teams up with Renck. He directed the video for “Nothing Really Matters” in 1999. Malkin also reports that talks are underway for the video to have its world premiere simultaneously on MTV, VH1 and Logo, the new gay network.
source : et

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