Category: Live from the USA

Madonna pledges up to $100,000 for Detroit Prep charter school

In 2014, Madonna made international headlines by turning her attention back to Detroit and the roots she once left behind as she headed off for fame. Four years later she is announcing a $100,000 matching-grant challenge for the Detroit Prep charter school as it seeks to move into an abandoned public school building on the city’s east side. Read More

Quavo Huncho

Champagne Rosé

Quavo from American hip hop trio Migos has just released a solo album filled with feat. guests, including 21 Savage, Drake, Kid Cudi, Lil Baby, Normani & DaVido, Offset, Saweetie, Takeoff, Travis Scott and Migos’ members Offset and Takeoff.

Quite fittingly, the guest star on Champagne Rosé – track 9 of Quavo Huncho – is no other than the Queen of Rosé herself, Madonna, featuring together with Cardi B. Read More

Nile Rodgers

“Who’s that girl? Who’s that girl?”

26 years after the release of the band’s last studio album, Entertainment Weekly talked to Nile Rodgers, the 65-year-old songwriter, guitarist, and superproducer behind Madonna‘s Like a Virgin album, seminal albums from icons of the ’80s and the ‘ 90s and his very own Chic Organization project. Read More

Madonna with Seymour Stein

Seymour Stein leaves WMG, heading for the next chapter in his career

Music industry icon Seymour Stein, co-founder of Sire Records, the man who signed and released albums by Madonna, the Ramones, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, the Smiths, the Pretenders, and many others – will be leaving Warner Music Group after four decades with the company.

The announcement was made by WMG  together with the news that Stein was honored with the Recording Academy’s Trustees Award last Saturday in Los Angeles. Read More

Reggie Lucas

Reggie Lucas dies at 65

Reggie Lucas, the Grammy-winning musician and Madonna’s first producer who worked on six of the eight tracks on her first record, has died at 65.

His daughter Lisa told the Associated Press that Lucas died from complications with his heart early Saturday in New York City. Read More