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
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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
Marking 26 years from Madonna’s third and final Blond Ambition Tour show at the SkyDome in Toronto on May 29, David Friend from The Canadian Press got in touch with Supt. Frank Bergen, who remembers it well as he was a Toronto constable at the time. Looking back, he says the controversy immortalized in the Truth or Dare 1991 documentary film didn’t exactly capture the full story. Read More
Thirty years ago today, on July 13, 1985, from the JFK Stadium in Philadelphia to the Wembley Stadium in London, England, the world experienced what a 16-hour music show live via satellite is like.
The Live Aid benefit concert was organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to support the starving people of Ethiopia and set a milestone for the music generation of the 80’s. To many, it also helped giving a face – and a body – to a female artist who had just started to set the world on fire. Read More
25 years ago in July, Madonna was touring Europe with her most famous show ever, the Blond Ambition Tour, a show that generated excitment, and controversy all over the world. Those amazing days were then captured on film by director Alek Keshishian in the Truth or Dare documentary.
On July 10th, 1990 Madonna brought her Blond Ambition Tour to the Stadio Flaminio in Rome, Italy.
The show was welcomed by an extra dose of controversy in Italy, with a criticism to which Madonna responded with the now-famous “Vatican speech” she addressed the press with when she had just landed in Rome’s Ciampino airport. 25 years later, many things have changed, but many also haven’t at all. Read More
Dale Kawashima from Songwriter Universe conducted a long interview with songwriter and producer Rick Nowels about his career spanning three decades and the hits he created with an amazing variety of different artists.
Rick is best know to Madonna fans for his contribution to the Ray of Light album but due to the credits missing in Rebel Heart album booklet not as many know that he’s also one of the co-writers of Beautiful Scars together with Madonna, Dacoury Natche and Michael Tucker.
The Songwriter Universe chat focuses on Rick Nowels was it like working with Madonna on her 1998 album. Read More
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Vogue reaching #1 on the Hot 100 singles chart, Billboard‘s Keith Caulfield reached out to dance legend Shep Pettibone, the song’s co-producer and co-writer, for his first interview in 20 years.
Billboard talked to Pettibone, of course, about the genesis and making of Vogue, but also his later work with the Madonna on The Immaculate Collection and Erotica, the sampling lawsuit against him and Madonna over Vogue, and why he stepped away from the music business nearly 20 years ago. Read More
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier – From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition is finally on at the Grand Palais in Paris, and in a candid interview with the Associated Press, the French couturier looks back through his four decades of creations and recalls the surprising origin of the bustier that first made him a household name in the U.S. – when a certain pop star from Michigan wore it on her Blond Ambition Tour in 1990. Read More