After months of rumors, Madonna has confirmed she will perform April 30 at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. The artist will appear backed by a live band in the festival’s dance and electronica-oriented Sahara Tent, which has been headlined in past years by Kraftwerk, Underworld and Fatboy Slim, among others.
“I’ve never performed at a festival,” Madonna says, “and I’m especially excited about playing at Coachella before I start my own tour.”
That trek is expected to begin in May and visit much smaller venues than the artist has frequented in the past. It comes in support of Madonna’s 2005 album “Confessions on a Dance Floor,” which has sold 1.29 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Madonna joins recent additions Daft Punk and Massive Attack on the bill for Coachella, which will be headlined on April 29 by Depeche Mode and April 30 by Tool.
source : billboard.com
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“Sorry” is still at #1 on MTV TRL. Keep voting for Madonna at MTV.com or by phone : 1-800-342-5688 !
Hollywood producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein are auctioning off thousands of props and wardrobe items from their most famous movies to raise money for charity.
The online auctions begin on Friday and will feature the dress Renee Zellweger wore in Chicago’s All That Jazz number, an outfit Madonna wore while delivering a singing telegram in Blue In The Face and Halloween killer Michael Myers’ mask from Halloween H20.
Also on the block will be movie memorabilia from Shakespear In Love, The Cider House Rules, Spy Kids, Frida and Chocolat.
The items will be listed on online auction sites eBay.com and PremiereProps.com and proceeds will benefit the Weinstein’s Max Family Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
source : contactmusic
“Sorry” was #1 on MTV TRL today. Keep voting for Madonna at MTV.com or by phone : 1-800-342-5688 !
Madonna has smashed the record to become the female artist with the most number-one singles in the UK charts.
Sorry, which hit the top spot yesterday, was the Queen of Pop’s 12th UK number-one single.
She makes history 20 years, seven months and one day since Into the Groove hit the spot in 1985.
Melanie C held the record with 11 number-one UK singles, including her Spice Girls hits.
Sorry, Madonna’s 60th UK hit, is the second track to be released from her latest album, Confessions On A Dance Floor.
Elvis Presley had 21 UK number-ones and The Beatles 17, holding the record for recording artist and band.
Madonna’s 12 number-one singles are:
Into The Groove, July 1985
Papa Don’t Preach, June 1986
True Blue, October 1986
La Isla Bonita, April 1987
Who’s That Girl, July 1987
Like A Prayer, March 1989
Vogue, April 1990
Frozen, March 1998
American Pie, March 2000
Music, September 2000
Hung Up, November 2005
Sorry, February 2006
source : ie
Controversial film-maker Oliver Stone has dismissed Madonna’s performance in 1996 musical Evita as inadequate, because she could only play the historical figure like a “hooker”.
The Oscar-winning director, who had long dreamed of making the EVA PERON biopic, admits he made his “biggest mistake” when he failed to see his ambition through.
And Stone was less than impressed when Alan Parker, who ended up directing Evita, cast pop queen Madonna in the title role.
He says, “The thing about Eva Peron was that she was a hooker and a saint.
“Madonna could do the hooker but not the saint.”
source : contactmusic
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Queen of pop Madonna stormed to the head of the singles charts on Sunday, registering her 12th British number one. Madonna”~s “Sorry” debuted in the top spot matching the success of her previous release “Hung Up,” the Official UK Charts Company said. / Reuters
Madonna has notched up her 12th number one single in the UK, with the track Sorry entering at the top of the chart. The achievement comes over 20 years after the singer’s first number one – Into The Groove – in 1985. / BBC
‘Sorry’ is the biggest seller this week ! Madonna has gone straight to the top of the UK singles chart tonight with ‘Sorry’ (February 26). The Queen Of Pop shot straight into pole position despite a strong new entry from Corrine Bailey Rae at two with ‘Put Your Records On’ and Westlife at four with ‘Amazing’. / NME
The second single from Confessions On A Dancefloor is an instant club classic. Layered with addictive beats by Stuart Price and a pumping bassline, Madge won’t be sorry about this release. And if you like this, just wait until you hear her next single release, Jump, which will have everyone bouncing this summer.
source : insnews.org