Category: Madonna Culture

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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

Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers: Madonna knows best

In an interview with Q Magazine legendary musician and producer Nile Rodgers mentions “Do as Madonna says” as one of his golden rules for life.

Do as Madonna says. When I did Like a Virgin, I thought Material Girl was the best song to lead with. Madonna was convinced it was Like a Virgin. But I was like, ‘Material Girl’s ten times better.’ Read More


The 1985 ‘Like a Virgin’ SPIN Cover Story

In May 1985, a rising Madonna graced the cover of the first-ever issue of a new music magazine founded by Bob Guccione, Jr.

Spin magazine – now an online-only publication (the last printed issue was released in 2012) – looks back at that “Virgin” cover story featuring the bulleted interview that contains some of Madonna’s most iconic quotes (“Crucifixes are sexy because there’s a naked man on them“, anyone?)

Visit to read it again – or for the very first time. Read More

Like A Virgin

30 Years Like A Virgin

When you think about Madonna and her major hits, one of the first songs to come to mind is “Like A Virgin“. And even if it’s hard to believe, year 2014, marks the 30th... Read More