Tagged: Interviews

Like a family

Billboard.com discusses with Madonna how she got to know the Batukadeiras Orquestra in Lisbon, why she invited several members of the collective to perform on her Madame X album and how she ended bringing some of them on the road with the Madame X Tour: “I thought about Guy Oseary’s response to the cost of taking 22 women on the road with us,” she explains. But her goal was set: “I wanted the audience to get a glimpse of history,” and 14 batukadeiras became part of the Madame X Tour band. Read More

30 Years of Vogue

On this day 30 years ago (May 19, 1990) Vogue – the first single from Madonna’s second soundtrack album, I’m Breathless –  became the Queen of Pop’s eighth Hot 100 No. 1, topping the Billboard chart for three consecutive weeks and remaining one of her most enduring hits. Read More

Madonna on Beats 1

On working with Mirwais and Maluma on “Medellín”

In a video interview with Beats 1 on Apple Music, Madonna explains when she and Maluma first met, how the idea to collaborate came up, and how she worked with Mirwais to create something that was slightly different but still had a connection to the music Maluma makes, that was still also connected to Madame XRead More

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

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

Niki and Donna

MadonnaTribe meets Niki Haris + Donna De Lory

The MadonnaTribe team is thrilled to meet and chat with two legends in Madonna history.

As Madonna backing singers and partners in crime, Niki Haris and Donna DeLory have been part of songs, videos and world tours that defined Madonna’s role as the one and only Queen of Pop. As you already know, Niki + Donna are now back with a brand new project that kicked off with their amazing cover version of one of Madonna’s most loved ballads, Rain.

Today Niki + Donna are sitting down with us to discuss this new record, their Madonna past and their future music adventures. Read More

MadonnaTribe meets Stephen Bray and the Breakfast Club

MadonnaTribe meets Stephen Bray and the Breakfast Club

This weekend the MadonnaTribe team is happy to have another chance to get back to the roots of Madonna’s three decades in the history of music and welcome Stephen Bray and the Breakfast Club.

MTribe‘s Mario John is thrilled to meet the legendary songwriter, drummer, and producer who co-wrote hits as Into The Groove, Express YourselfTrue Blue, Each Time You Break My Heart, Where’s The Party and Causing A Commotion, to name just a few, not to mention the great input he had on Madonna’s early songs and on her first self titled album. Read More