Tagged: Time Machine

30 Years Ago Today: Live Aid

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

Stadio Flaminio

Basta Per Favore!

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

Rick Nowels

Rick Nowels: working with Madonna was a career-changing experience for me

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

Shep Pettibone and Madonna

Shep Pettibone’s First Interview in 20 Years: On Making a Madonna Classic

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

Jean Paul Gaultier by Pierre et Gilles

“She’s a miracle because, well, she’s Madonna”

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

Jose Gutierrez and Salim Gauwloos

Jose & Slam Strike A Pose

Facundo Gabba shot and filmed a fantastic tribute to the 25th anniversary of the Vogue video with Jose Gutierrez and Salim Gauwloos (Slam), the fantastic performers all Madonna fans remember for being part of... 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