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Show us your Basquiat!
Calling all Rebel Hearts artists! Your online fan art has really caught Madonna’s eye and moved her. She has asked if you can submit your best creations, from any era, style and look. Madonna has been inspired by your creativity and would like to display a digital gallery of your artwork live during the upcoming Rebel Heart tour. To be eligible to participate, you must be at least 18 years old and the sole owner and creator of the artwork and other modifications to the photograph, and you must sign your creation with your name — we want to make sure to give credit where deserved!
Upload your creation as a high quality TIFF or JPEG file that is 800 x 960 pixels minimum in size (larger formats welcome) to your favorite file sharing service and e-mail us the link to it at email@example.com before July 30th 2015.
Looking forward to seeing your works of art! What do you got, Show us your Basquiat!
By submitting, posting or uploading your artwork to us, you are confirming that (1) you are the only owner and creator of your submission and no one else owns any rights to your submission; (2) the only name on your submission is your name and you are 18 years or older; (3) you grant us and our designee(s) a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, fully sub-licensable, irrevocable, transferable, non-exclusive right to use, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, digitally perform, publicly perform and publicly display and otherwise exploit in any manner your submission, and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to or prior approval by you ,and you have all rights necessary to make this grant of rights to us; (4) your submission is not subject to any obligation of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise and does not violate any applicable laws, rules or regulations; (5) you indemnify us and our designees, and we are not and will not be liable, for any use or disclosure of your submission and (6) your submission is and will be exclusively governed by and subject to the laws of the State of New York, United States of America (including, without limitation, its laws pertaining to copyright) and you irrevocably waive any “moral rights” or other similar rights or claims regarding attribution of authorship or integrity of your submission pursuant to any law throughout the world.
Rolling Stone to release a Special Madonna Issue
The #materialgirl coming to newsstands soon. #specialissue #madonna #rollingstone
Leslie dela Vega via Instagram
Diplo To Open for Madonna in Montreal
Madonna today announced that Diplo will be the opening act for the launch of her highly-anticipated Rebel Heart World Tour on September 9th and 10th at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.
Madonna said, “To have Diplo open for me is my dream come true. Montreal is about to TURN UP!!!! We Go Hard or We Go Home!”
Diplo is one of the most dynamic forces in music today. This summer two of his projects are soaring up Top 15: Major Lazer’s “Lean On” and Jack Ü’s “Where Are Ü Now” with Skrillex and Justin Bieber. Always outspoken about his musical talent, Madonna teamed with Diplo on the writing and recording of her critically acclaimed 13th studio album, Rebel Heart. With Madonna, Diplo produced and co-wrote the songs “Living For Love,” “Bitch I’m Madonna,” “Unapologetic Bitch,” “Veni Vidi Vici” and co-wrote “Graffiti Heart” (from the Super Deluxe Album).
Mike Dean talks working on Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour
What are you working on these days?
I’m working on Madonna’s tour right now, helping her put her show together. It’s cool: taking old songs and making the old stuff match the new stuff. I try to use all the same sounds I use on music now. Drums. Replace bass lines with 808s. Trap snares, hi-hats — all that sh*t. It’s kind of cool. We’re working on “Holiday” right now.
What’s the most important part of translating songs for performance?
With Kanye, we don’t do that much. We just add stuff on top of the tracks — add new stuff. It’s different every day, depending on how you feel; there’s nothing written in stone with how we play. Madonna’s more locked in with all her performances, but she has surprises every night — a big giant production.
For about the last five, six years I’ve been playing with Kanye, touring. It’s been interesting. Definitely makes you understand how to produce, understand the crowd. Definitely helps with your studio sh*t. What works.
“Rebel Heart Tour” Theme will be Romance
Madonna says folks shouldn’t be too put off over her recent comments about growing up in Rochester Hills.
“I appreciate my provincial upbringing,” the Michigan-born pop culture icon explained by phone Friday, June 17, from her home in New York City. She’s preparing for her Rebel Heart Tour, which begins Sept. 9 in Montreal and will bring Madonna back home on Oct. 1 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.
The Bay City-born Madonna (nee Ciccone) — who was raised in Pontiac and Rochester Hills, graduating from Rochester Adams High School — ruffled local feathers when she referred to the “basic, provincial-thinking people” of her hometown during a March interview with Howard Stern on SiriusXM satellite radio. The remark even prompted an open letter from Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett defending the area.
Madonna, 56, who studied dance for one semester at the University of Michigan before moving to New York, says she hasn’t read Barnett’s letter but expressed a bit more pride about her roots on Friday.
“To me it’s really important that I came from the Midwest,” she explained, “with my father and people that I was surrounded with, very strong work ethic and my practical approach to work, and not a lot of frills.
“I don’t think I would be as creative as I am if I’d grown up surrounded by everything at my fingertips. The fact that I came from a small town in the Midwest has a lot to do with the kind of open notebook that I had to start my journey of creativity.”
That journey has continued with “Rebel Heart,” Madonna’s 13th studio album — which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts in March — and will take its next step with the tour, which she promised will be one of her characteristically theatrical spectacles, featuring songs from throughout her 32-year Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recording career, with plenty of challenging choreography and provocative imagery.
“I’m still working my way through the set list,” said Madonna, who’s working on the show with a team of creative directors, choreographers and costume designers. “The name of the tour, Rebel Heart, starts the party and then I think, ‘What’s a strong beginning? What’s the statement I want to make?’ and then we go on a journey from there.”
The theme of the show, she added, will be “romance.”
“Love. Living for love. Being a rebel heart. Living for love. They’re all kind of intertwined, you know — rising above, believing in your dreams, overcoming heartbreak, things like that,” Madonna said. “You know, the simple things in life.”
And while fans wonder if she can still perform at the level she has in the past, Madonna, whose daughter, Lourdes, begins her second year at U-M this fall, said they won’t be disappointed.
“I have a very disciplined life,” she said. “I don’t do a lot of socializing. My life revolves around my show and my children and trying to live a very healthy lifestyle. The only thing I’m lacking right now is sleep — as always.”
Watch: Mike Tyson talks about filming the video for Madonna’s “Iconic”
Mike Tyson confirmed in an interview bellow that he just finished filming the video for Madonna’s track “Iconic”. He also revealed that he was chained and naked in the cage…
Watch: B*tch I’m Madonna Remix Video
Madonna hacker jailed for 14 months
An Israeli man has been jailed for 14 months in Tel Aviv for hacking the computers of singers including Madonna.
Adi Lederman, 39, was arrested in January after an investigation assisted by the FBI.
Under a plea bargain, Mr Lederman confessed to computer trespassing, infringement of privacy and property rights.
Madonna was forced to rush-release six songs from her new album after they were leaked online in December.
Although the singer was one of Mr Lederman’s victims, the court did not specify he was behind the leak from her Rebel Heart record.
Rebel Heart Tour Poster revealed
Rebeal Heart tour poster and “B*tch I’m Madonna” t-shirts are now available in Madonna’s official store.
Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour to visit Philippines
A source told CNN Philippines Digital early Thursday (July 2) that promoters of Madonna’s highly-anticipated Rebel Heart Tour have included Manila in the concert’s Australia and Asia legs.
The one and only pop goddess, known for the hits such as “Like a Virgin” and “Material Girl,” will perform for two successive nights in her #MadonnaInManila concert set February 2016 at the 12,000-seater Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City.
The Manila leg is not yet officially included in the #RebelHeartTour website pending a formal announcement of the Madonna in Manila 2016 Concert details this month.
“B*tch I’m Madonna” debuts at Billboard Hot 100
Madonna’s new single “B*tch I’m Madonna” debuted at #84 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 list.
It’s her first Single to chart on Hot 100 since “Give Me All Your Luvin'” in 2012.