R.I.P. David Bowie
David Bowie changed the course of my life forever. I never felt like I fit in growing up in Michigan. Like an oddball or a freak. I went to see him in concert at Cobo Arena in Detroit. It was the first concert I’d ever been too. I snuck out of the house with my girlfriend wearing a cape.
We got caught after and I was grounded for the summer. I didn’t care.
I already had many of his records and was so inspired by the way he played with gender confusion .
Was both masculine and feminine.
Funny and serious.
Clever and wise.
His lyrics were witty ironic and mysterious.
At the time he was the thin white Duke and he had mime artists on stage with him and very specific choreography
And I saw how he created a persona and used different art forms within the arena of rock and Roll to create entertainment.
I found him so inspiring and innovative.
Unique and provocative. A real Genius.
his music was always inspiring but seeing him live set me off on a journey that for me I hope will never end.
His photographs are hanging all over my house today.
He was so chic and beautiful and elegant.
So ahead of his time.
Thank you David Bowie.
I owe you a lot. .
The world will miss you.
Madonna via Facebook
I’m Devastated! This great Artist changed my life! First concert I ever saw in Detroit! R.I.P. <3 #rebelheart
Talented. Unique. Genius. Game Changer. The Man who Fell to Earth. Your Spirit Lives on Forever! <3 #rebelheart
So lucky to have met you!!!! Hot Tramp I love you So! <3 #rebelheart
Madonna via Instagram
Madonna Accepts David Bowie’s Hall of Fame Award:
David Bowie talks about Madonna for BBC in 1998:
Video: Madonna sings La Vie en Rose at Help Haiti Home
Photos: Madonna with Sean Penn at Help Haiti Home Gala
Madonna defends Sean Penn, denies rumours
Some rumors take a few decades to put to rest.
In support of Sean Penn in his defamation lawsuit against Lee Daniels, Madonna stated in a court declaration that he never physically abused her during their famously tumultuous marriage.
“While we certainly had more than one heated argument during our marriage, Sean has never struck me, ‘tied me up,’ or physically assaulted me, and any report to the contrary is completely outrageous, malicious, reckless and false,” the singer stated, per court documents filed in New York State Supreme Court today and obtained by E! News.
She also states that reports of an alleged 1987 incident in which he struck her with a bat are “completely outrageous, malicious, reckless and false”; and she called allegations that a December 1989 incident that “purportedly resulted in Sean’s arrest” were also false.
Penn sued Daniels for $10 million in September after the filmmaker and Empire co-creator characterized Penn as an abuser in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Sticking up for Empire star Terrence Howard, who’s had some nasty drama with his ex, Daniels told THR, “[Terrence] ain’t done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he’s some f–kin’ demon. That’s a sign of the time, of race, of where we are right now in America.”
In his filing today, Penn objects to Daniels’ claim that his right to free speech protects what he said.
“Unfortunately for Daniels, his statements–which by direct reference to Howard’s misconduct, falsely accuse Penn of committing serious, multiple crimes against women–are not protected the First Amendment,” Penn’s filing argues.
“Contrary to Daniels’ false accusations, Penn has never struck or physically abused any woman, including his ex-wife Madonna,” the amended complaint continues.
In addition to his acting and filmmaking prowess, Penn has been known for having a temper, particularly around paparazzi. But Madonna, who was married to the Oscar winner from 1985 until 1989, swears that images can be deceiving.
“I have known Sean Penn for over thirty years,” the Rebel Heart artist states. “Over the decades, I have known Sean to be a caring, compassionate individual, as well as an extremely talented actor, creative artist and philanthropist.”
The exes have been hanging out a bit more in recent years, with Madonna traveling to Haiti to work with Penn’s earthquake relief foundation and occasionally frequenting the same parties in L.A.
Madonna’s “Ghosttown” voted The Best Song of 2015
1. Madonna – Ghosttown
Even in a great year for pop music, Madonna is still the queen. The power ballad off her March album Rebel Heart was a more classic pop turn for the singer after the house hit “Living for Love” and trap digression of “Bitch I’m Madonna.” On the massive, romantic track, the singer tackles both world issues and a reflection of self. Even though the single didn’t crack the Billboard Hot 100, it still topped the dance charts and showcased one of the singer’s strongest vocal performances.
2. Adam Lambert – Ghost Town
3. Adele – Hello
4. Ghost – He Is
5. Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian at Best
6. Cold War Kids – First
7. Tame Impala – Let It Happen
8. Built to Spill – When I’m Blind
9. Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight
10. Drake – Hotline Bling
Madonna’s Instagram: New Selfie
I love you sooooooo much
Madonna via Instagram
Madonna’s Statement about Manchester Show
FACTS: its good to have them before you jump to conclusions! The Entire video for my show crashed as I arrived for sound check. The back up file was corrupt. We had no choice but to reboot and pray for a good outcome. The video lights 75 % of my show. We cant play in the dark. We were rebooted and ready by 9:30 even though we planned to go ion earlier. I had to make cuts in show before show started. Dress you Up was one of them and my 3rd guitar song. This still brought us past the 11:00 curfew! But we went on and the venue was kind enough to extend till 111:39!! It was their choice not mine to end the show!! always want to finish. So we all missed the last 3 songs! And I’m sorry about that. And i thank all my Rebel Heart fans for understanding! We did our best! And we still had to pay a fine! That’s life. 😂. PS you still got to see an amazing show!! And only missed. 12 minutes!! The #rebelhearttour goes on
Madonna via Instagram
Madonna’s Instagram: Rebel Heart Tour Backstage
First we Pray and then we slay! Thank you Zurich………..till we die #rebelhearttour. @jr
The Saucy Girls of the #rebelheartour underneath the stage! @jr
Madonna via Instagram
Videos: Madonna Surprises Paris Fans With Intimate Performance at Place de la République
Her son David Banda and guitarist Monte Pittman joined her in singing “songs for Peace”
Madonna’s blockbuster concert at AccorHotels Arena wasn’t the only performance she gave in Paris Wednesday night.
The singer announced on Twitter that she’d hold an intimate after-show at the Place de la République, close to the memorial to the victims of the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that left 130 dead.
In an Instagram post, she added that her 10-year-old son David Banda and guitarist Monte Pittman would join her in singing “songs for peace.”
As a small crowd of onlookers swayed along, snapping pics on their phones, the singer performed “Imagine” by John Lennon, as well as her hits “Ghosttown” and “Like a Prayer.”
Madonna, who is currently traveling for her Rebel Hearts tour around Europe, teared up at a November show in Stockholm, Sweden soon after the Paris attacks.
“I do believe that as much chaos and pain and senseless violence and terrorism that occurs around this world – not just in Paris – as much as that does occur, there is more goodness in this world. We are here to prove it,” she said.
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Video: Madonna Honors World AIDS Day in London
Madonna honors World AIDS Day in London, December 1st, 2015