Madonna Reviews, Interviews & More

M.I.A. Vs. NFL: The NFL May Sue M.I.A. For Her 2012 Super Bowl Performance

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If you’ll recall, during Madonna’s performance during half time of the 2012 Super Bowl, co-performed and British rapper M.I.A. declared “Imma say this one, yeah, I don’t give a s***” and began flipping off the worldwide audience.  Because that’s really shocking, right?  She’s rebelling against our staid and buttoned-down culture by doing a really solid...

Madonna Defends Gay Rights In Russia And Gets Sued For $10.5 Million

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Madonna’s been catching a lot of heat lately—not only is she being forced to defend her use of Nazi imagery (because who doesn’t love a few swastikas in the summertime?) as well as being  threatened with a lawsuit from France’s ultra-conservative National Front party for said Nazi imagery, and being booed offstage in Paris, and being bashed by Elton John (again), she...

News Roundup: Lamb Of God Tour Cancelled, Madonna Gets Booed In France And...

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This week, Lamb of God's frontman Randy Blythe went to jail on manslaughter charges, forcing the band to cancel their upcoming headlining tour with Dethklock. Madonna got in some more trouble in Paris when she finished her set after only 45-minutes of performing. Lady Gaga also made the news this week when indie director Robert Rodriguez tweeted that she'll be...

Madonna Defends Her Use Of Nazi Imagery, May Be Sued

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In a borderline comic attempt to show the world how edgy she could still be, Madonna, on her most recent European tour, reveled in video montages featuring Nazi and Adolf Hitler imagery—because she’ so shocking, you guys!  And, wouldn’t you know it, the square and staid world of uptight jerks simply couldn’t handle Madonna’s erotic and intellectual terrorism that threatens the very...

Madonna Proves She's Still Got It, 'MDNA' Debuts At No. 1

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Once again, the queen of pop has topped the charts. Madonna's MDNA debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, making it her eight album to land on top. But despite her eight chart-toppers, Madge is just second place among women with the most No. 1 albums; Barbra Streisand holds the record.

Madonna Calls M.I.A.'s Super Bowl Performance 'Irrelevant' And 'Out Of...

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If you happened to be one of the probable millions to catch the Super Bowl halftime show last Sunday night, in addition to seeing Madonna’s formaldehyde-enhanced, voodoo-risen body silently perform a series of ritualistic dances while synching her once-living lips to a series of pre-recorded words, you might have noticed co-performer M.I.A. letting the world know how edgy...

Madonna's Super Bowl Halftime Performance Features Hits, M.I.A. Flipping...

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In one of the more bizarre and ridiculous Super Bowl halftime shows in recent memory, Madonna’s performance on Sunday night featured the singer on a golden throne while wearing a golden headdress, surrounded by half-naked gladiators as she lip-synched her way through a batch of old hits and new songs.  There was some controversy,  there was some “edginess,” and there was some just...

Elton John's Husband Calls Out Madonna

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Elton John's husband David Furnish had a strong, negative reaction to Madonna's Sunday night win at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. Like John, Madonna was nominated for Best Original Song, but when Adam Levine announced Madonna as the winner, neither John nor Furnished took it well. It seems like the start of...

Madonna Makes Subtle Dig At Lady Gaga's Songwriting Abilities

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Finally acknowledging what most listeners could already hear and know, Madonna noted in a new interview with Newsweek that Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” bears a ridiculously strong resemblance to Madonna’s own “Express Yourself.”  Madonna at least tried to be polite about it, however.

Madonna Confirmed To Play Super Bowl Halftime Show With Cirque Du Soleil

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Well, it has been confirmed—after we reported to you in early October that Madonna was rumored to be the halftime performer for Super Bowl XLVI on February 5th at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, it was announced over the weekend that Madge would indeed performing the show, and would be backed by Cirque du Soleil dancers.

Halloween Special: Top 10 Musicians To Dress As For Halloween

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It’s that time of year again, when you get to spend the weekend dressed up as your favorite pop culture figure, or gals can dress up as a sexy cat, a sexy nurse, a sexy tomato, a sexy pocket calculator, or whatever else you can wear a short skirt and fishnets with.  We thought we’d take a moment here at Beatcrave to offer up a few last minute suggestions for those of you...

Madonna To Perform Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show

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Ugggghhhhh.  After dazzling us last year with a mind-meltingly bad performance by the Black Eyed Peas, “the NFL has reportedly locked down Madonna to perform at the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show in February,” according to SB Nation (via Billboard).  Which is awesome for fans of hyper-toned and muscular zombies who lip-synch, dance, and...

Madonna At Work On New Album

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Remember back when Madonna was still releasing relevant music, and didn’t have to contend with a Lady Gaga that basically just took everything Madonna ever did, wrapped it up in some Bowie-isms, and totally got away with it?  Well, looks like Madge is gonna try and remind you of the good ol’ days, as she’s planning on releasing her 12th...

Joanna Newsom Calls Madonna "A Dumbass" And Lady Gaga "Arty Spice"

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Pitchfork reports that indie folkster Joanna Newsom came out swinging in a recent interview with The Guardian, lambasting two female musicians whose dedication to image, in her opinion, completely supersedes their ability to actually make listenable music.  Or, as she puts it, Lady Gaga’s music is all “glowsticks” and “Madonna's a dumb-ass”:

Lady Gaga Makes Time Magazine's Most Influential People List

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It goes to show you—drop Madonna’s greatest hits into a blender, sprinkle a little Bowie on it and then cover it with AutoTune, and voila--you’re set. At least, according to MTV, who reports that pop oddball Lady Gaga has been named as one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People.  But, before you exclaim that this validates...

Tila Tequila Releases New Single, Pop Music Officially Dies

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Oh… oh, no.  Not this… Anything but this.  OK, get a grip.  Stiff upper lip now, must report this.  Ok, deep breath.  Brace yourselves—the strange, disturbing celebri-gremlin known as Tila Tequila has, in fact… Well, I don’t quite know how to say this.  She’s… she’s released a new song, everybody.  I know, I know.  It’s ok, it’s going to be...