Category: Madonna Culture

Her name is Dita

On this day, 25 years ago, Madonna released Erotica, her most provocative and daring album which was also her first release on Maverick Records label.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Erotica five years ago the MadonnaTribe team met Tony Shimkin, co-producer and co-author of some of the album’s greatest songs, Tony brought us behind the scenes of the making of this incredible album and talked about two songs that didn’t make the final cut of the album, You Are The One and Shame. Both tracks were still unknow at the time and later surfaced on the internet in Summer 2014. Read More

Everybody

Happy 35th anniversary, Madonna!

Dance and Sing get up and do your thing…
That’s the line that started it all for both Madonna and her fans, a line from her first single, Everybody, released by Sire Records on this day 35 years agoRead More

Who's That Girl World Tour 1987 in Torino

Ciao Italia! Ciao Torino!

30 years ago today Madonna performed the second to final show of her Who’s That Girl World Tour at the Stadio Comunale in Turin, Italy – a performance that later combined with footage from the final show in Florence on September 6 and parts recorded in Tokyo, Japan, became the famous VHS tour souvenir Ciao Italia.
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True Blue

Stephen Bray says Happy Birthday True Blue!

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the True Blue album, MadonnaTribe brings you a special message from Stephen Bray, co-writer and co-producer of some of the most iconic songs on this album, such as the title track,  Where’s The Party and Jimmy Jimmy. His production work on Papa Don’t Preach was also amazing! Read More

True Blue Artwork

True Blue Turns 30

On June 30, 1986, Madonna released her third studio album with Sire Records. True Blue entered iconic status not only due to the classic songs it contains but also for the incredible and powerful packaging, which is still very contemporary, based on one of the most iconic images of the Queen of Pop shot by Herb Ritts.

Ten years ago, when True Blue turned 20, the MadonnaTribe Team has had the pleasure to have a brief chat with Jeri Heiden, the woman in charge of the cover design of True Blue as well as many other Madonna albums like Like A Virgin, Like A Prayer, and You Can Dance.

Celebrating True Blue ‘s 30th anniversary, let’s have a look back at our chat with Jeri focused on the making of the album’s iconic cover. Read More

All Access

Madonna looks back on Truth or Dare

It’s one of the best music documentaries ever – and offered viewers an unfettered look at one of the world’s biggest celebrities. But what does the film’s subject, Madonna, think about the movie, Truth or Dare, 24 years after its release? Read More