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Debbie Harry calls Madonna an a**hole

Here’s an excerpt from The Times interview:

…Harry orders a bowl of tomato soup. The steam hasn’t settled before she calls Madonna, a star heavily indebted to her, an “a**hole”. She is referring to the speech Madonna made during the women’s march in Washington in January, when she talked about having “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House”. Harry is disapproving. “I don’t feel like I have to be an asshole and say stupid things like ‘Bomb the White House’, but I am speaking out on politics now. I’m sleepless since Trump’s election.”

Debbie Harry


Geena Davis on working with Madonna

Geena Davis was interviewed about “A League of Their Own” for USA Today, here’s the part about Madonna…

Madonna was a question mark: Davis admits she wasn’t sure what it would be like to work with Madonna, then in her prime.

“She was Madonna. We wondered if we were going to be able to talk to her. Was she going to have an entourage? Were they going to put up walls around her where she stands?” Davis recalls.

Ultimately, Madonna was a team player who trained hard and insisted on sliding head-first into bases. “That was painful. But she was so game. She was a trooper,’ says Davis.

Madonna in A League of Their Own


Madonna’s “Everybody” featured on Just Say 50: Sire Records 50th Anniversary Box Set

“Dance Mixes” isn’t the only Madonna related limited Vinyl release available today (Record Store Day).

Just Say 50

“Just Say 50: Sire Records 50th Anniversary Box Set” is a 4 LP, limited edition, numbered box set exclusive that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the legendary and influential Sire Records label, co-founded in 1967 by Seymour Stein. The compilation spans the years 1969 to 1995, and features 46 artists, including early releases from Climax Blues Band and the label’s first #1 hit, “Hocus Pocus” by Dutch band Focus, plus all the key artists from Sire’s amazing history: Madonna, Talking Heads, The Ramones, The Smiths, The Pretenders, Depeche Mode, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cult, Ice T, k.d. lang, Seal, The Replacements, Wilco and the list goes on and on.

Seymour Stein talks about this release in the video bellow:


Vinyl 1

Side A
01 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry – By Martha Velez
02 Hocus Pocus – By Focus
03 Mother Russia (Single Version) – By Renaissance
04 Couldn’t Get It Right – By Climax Blues Band
05 Shake Some Action – By Flamin’ Groovies
06 Blitzkrieg Bop – By Ramones

Side B
01 (I’m) Stranded – By The Saints
02 Aloha Steve & Danno – By Radio Birdman
03 Psycho Killer – By Talking Heads
04 Blank Generation – By Richard Hell & The Voidoids
05 Ca Plane Pour Moi – By Plastic Bertrand
06 Pop Muzik – By M

Vinyl 2

Side A
01 One Step Beyond – By Madness
02 Come On Let’s Go – By The Paley Brothers
03 Brass in Pocket – By Pretenders
04 Rescue – By Echo and The Bunnymen
05 Mirror in the Bathroom – By The English Beat
06 Tainted Love – By Soft Cell
07 Genius Of Love – By Tom Tom Club

Side B
01 Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy – By Kid Creole And The Coconuts
02 Everybody – By Madonna
03 Don’t Go – By Yaz
04 Everything Counts – By Depeche Mode
05 White Horse – By Laid Back

Vinyl 3

Side A
01 Hand in Glove – By The Smiths
02 The Walk – By The Cure
03 Im Nin’alu – By Ofra Haza
04 Oh L’Amour – By Erasure
05 Reach – By Martini Ranch
06 At Last – By Jimmy Scott

Side B
01 Alex Chilton – By The Replacements
02 Fire Woman – By The Cult
03 Dirty Blvd. – By Lou Reed
04 I’ll Be Your Everything – By Tommy Page
05 Love and Mercy – By Brian Wilson

Vinyl 4

Side A
01 O.G. Original Gangster – By Ice-T
02 Jesus Built My Hotrod – By Ministry
03 The Wagon – By Dinosaur Jr.
04 Come Together – By Primal Scream
05 Twisterella – By Ride

Side B
01 Crazy – By Seal
02 Constant Craving – By kd lang
03 Brian Wilson – By Barenaked Ladies
04 Chickamauga – By Uncle Tupelo
05 Box Full of Letters – By Wilco
06 In the Meantime – By Spacehog”


Madonna’s “Vision Quest” is coming to Blu-Ray

Warner Archive has announced the release of Harold Becker’s Vision Quest (1985) featuring Linda Fiorentino, Matthew Modine and Madonna

Synopsis: High school wrestler Louden Swain is a man obsessed, trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, the undefeated, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who’s the best wrestler in the state. Matthew Modine stars as the mop-headed student undeterred in his Vision Quest…until the day a sexy drifter (Linda Fiorentino) threatens to pin Louden and his dreams to the mat of unrequited love. The hit soundtrack features Journey’s “Only the Young,” Foreigner’s “Hot Blooded” and John Waite’s “Change.” In her first film, Madonna shines while performing “Gambler” and “Crazy for You.” You’ll go crazy for Vision Quest.

Special Features:
NEW High-definition remaster
Original trailers
Optional English SDH subtitles

Expected release date is May 16th.

Vision Quest Blu-Ray


Madonna’s Erotica is #2 on Slant’s “10 Best Albums of 1992” list

#2 Madonna, Erotica

No Madonna album was ever met with a louder backlash or was more rampantly misrepresented than this dark masterpiece, so you know it was doing something right. Released on the tail end of AIDS hysteria, Erotica is far from the opus to guiltless sexual fulfillment it—and its even more ridiculed accompanying tome Sex—was made out to be. Though there’s no doubt it espouses taking joy in physical pleasure (“Let me remind you in case you don’t already know/Dining out can happen down below”), no album seems more empathetically haunted by the act’s countless side effects (i.e. “Bad Girl,” “Thief of Hearts,” a purposefully monotonous house cover of Peggy Lee’s “Fever”). Underneath Madonna’s bondage getup and Shep Pettibone’s oversized drum tracks beats a truly pained heart. Henderson Check out the full list here.

Madonna on Slant's Best albums of 1990 list


Harper’s Bazaar projecting Madonna on Empire State Building

While the Empire State Building is known for changing from shades of red to blue and everything in between, tonight’s light show will take on a bit different fashion; fashion photography from some of Harper’s BAZAAR’s most iconic shoots and cultural moments.

In honor of BAZAAR’s 150th anniversary and presented in partnership with Tiffany & Co., glossy pages will turn into sky-high projections, flooding the city with some of fashion’s greatest. Think unforgettable covers (Rihanna’s Jaws cover, anyone?) to stunning editorials that have highlighted the premier of seasons past.

Join us tonight from 8:30PM to midnight on the north side of the Empire State Building above 34th Street, or tune in to BAZAAR’s Facebook page for the entire live stream.

Madonna on Empire Sate Building
Madonna on Empire Sate Building

via Harper’s Bazaar / Madonna Nation