Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I Hope...



Yes, Cher has FINALLY released her new album today - in the US, that is. Europe has to wait until mid October...



Here is the new single from the album. It will be released as a double A-side CD single in Germany next month, paired with "Woman's World"!



The new album, Closer To The Truth, will also be released on vinyl in Europe. According to Amazon Germany, it will be released a month after the CD, on November 15th.

Monday, September 23, 2013

A Globe Of Goodies...

Erasure Snow Globe

Tracklist for the new Erasure album has been announced, along with an exclusive deluxe edition with loads of bonus material.

Lexer Music is pleased to announce an exclusive special release for Christmas 2013, by courtesy of Mute and the Erasure Information Service.

The new Erasure album, Snow Globe, is a collection of original compositions and seasonal classics. The forthcoming first single, 'Gaudete', is Erasure's take on the traditional Latin carol, which will be recognisable by many after Steeleye Span's version in the early 70s.

The Christmas deluxe box set version of Snow Globe is limited edition, exclusive to Lexer Music and is available by pre-order only. There will only be a single production run of this box set, it will not be reproduced once the pre-order concludes.

The box set includes 3 CD's; the Snow Globe album, a CD of exclusive tracks and a CD containing The Erasure Christmas Radio Show. It also includes items such as a festive tree bauble, desktop calendar, postcards, a Christmas card signed by Vince & Andy and more to be announced.

Erasure Snow Globe will be released on Monday, 11th November 2013 and is available for pre-order now for a limited period only.

CD1 Track Listing (Snow Globe)

Bells Of Love (Isabelle's of Love)
Gaudete
Make It Wonderful
Sleep Quietly
Silent Night
Loving Man
The Christmas Song
Bleak Midwinter
Blood On The Snow
There'll Be No Tomorrow
Midnight Clear
White Christmas
Silver Bells

CD2 Track Listing (Bonus Disk)

Gaudete (A Cappella version)
Stop The Cavalry (Acoustic version)
Silent Night (Instrumental version)
She Won't Be Home (2013 redux)
Make It Wonderful (Acoustic version)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (2013 redux)
White Christmas (Instrumental version)
Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus (spoken word piece)


CD3 

The Erasure Christmas Radio Show (Recorded Live Inside The Snow Globe)

Pre-order here

Today's Woman...

cherpromo1 Being Cher

Cher dropped by the Today Show today to perform three songs:



Also, all her latest TV interviews can be found here, constantly updated with new clips.



Also, the diva has announced the first dates on her 2014 Dressed To Kill tour. So far, only dates in North America. Hopefully she will announce dates in Europe soon!

03/22/2014; US Airways Center; Phoenix, Az
03/24/2014; Toyota Center; Houston, TX
03/26/2014; American Airlines Center; Dallas, TX
03/28/2014; Verizon Arena; Little Rock, AR
03/29/2014; BOK Center; Tulsa, OK
03/31/2014; Bridgestone Arena; Nashville, TN
04/02/2014; Consol Energy Center; Pittsburgh, PA
04/04/2014; Verizon Center; Washington, DC
04/05/2014; Mohegan Sun; Uncasville, CT
04/07/2014; Air Canada Centre; Toronto, ON
04/09/2014; TD Garden; Boston, MA
04/11/2014; Bankers Life Fieldhouse; Indianapolis, IN
04/12/2014; Joe Louis Arena; Detroit, MI
04/23/2014; First Niagara Center; Buffalo, NY
04/25/2014; Centre Bell; Canada; Montreal, Quebec
04/26/2014; Canada Tire Centre; Ottowa, ON
04/28/2014; Wells Fargo Center; Philadelphia, PA
04/30/2014; Nationwide Arena; Columbus, OH
05/02/2014; Quicken Loans Arena; Cleveland, OH
05/05/2014; Time Warner Cable Arena; Charlotte, NC
05/07/2014; PNC Arena; Raleigh, NC
05/09/2014; Barclays Center; Brooklyn, NY
05/10/2014; Izod Center; E Rutherford, NY
05/12/2014; Philipsa Arena; Atlanta; GA
05/14/2014; Vets Memorial Arena; Jacksonville, FL
05/16/2014; Amway Center; Orlando, FL
05/17/2014; BB&T Center; Sunrise, FL
05/25/2014; MGM Grand; Las Vegas, NV
05/28/2014; Pepsi Center; Denver, CO
05/30/2014; Pinnacle Bank Arena; Lincoln, NE
05/31/2014; Sprint Center; Kansas City, MO
06/02/2014; KFC Yum! Center; Louisville, KY
06/04/2014; Scottrade Center; St. Louis, MO
06/06/2014; BMO Harris Bradley Center; Milwaukee, WI
06/07/2014; Allstate Arena; Chicago, IL
06/09/2014; Wells Fargo Arena; Des Moines, IA
06/11/2014; Target Center; Minneapolis; MN
06/20/2014; MTS Centre; Winnipeg, MB
06/21/2014; Credit Union Centre; Saskatoon, SK
06/23/2014; Rexall Place; Edmonton, AB
06/25/2014; Scotiabank Saddledome; Calgary, AB
06/27/2014; Rogers Arena; Vancouver, BC
06/28/2014; Key Arena; Seattle, WA
06/30/2014; Moda Center; Portland, OR
07/02/2014; SAP Center at San Jose; San Jose; CA
07/05/2014; Citizens Business Bank Arena; Ontario, CA
07/07/2014; Staples Center; Los Angeles, CA
07/09/2014; Honda Center; Anaheim, CA
07/11/2014; Valley view Casino Center; San Diego, CA

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Never Say Never...



Grace Jones is to tell her life story, despite saying she would never write a memoir. The singer has signed with Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, to write a book scheduled to come out next year.

The Jamaican-born model, actress and singer said she changed her mind because "if she didn't do it, someone else would". Her song "Art Groupie" began with the line: "I'll never write my memoirs."

Gallery Books said among the stories the 65-year-old planned to share included rooming with Jerry Hall during her model days, collaborating with Andy Warhol and acting with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Conan the Barbarian.


The actress is also likely to have stories from her time filming James Bond film A View to a Kill and her regular visits to the famous New York club Studio 54.


Last year she performed "Slave to the Rhythm" while hula-hooping for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace. She is currently working on a new album. I'm sure both the album and the book will be very interesting...

"I Was Such A Drama Queen"...



USA Today

In June, Cher took the spotlight on the finale of The Voice to unleash dance anthem "Woman's World", the debut single from Closer to the Truth, her first album since 2002. The stage warhorse with 50 years of performing behind her concedes that she felt terrified.

"Everyone judges you on what you just did," she says. "Right before I walked out there, I told my mom, 'I'm so sweating it. I'm a has-been. My career is nothing.' It's my first time out of the box in 12 years, in front of 20 million people. If it had been horrible, they would have tarred and feathered my whole life with that brush. My career would have ended on such a sad note."

Whoa. Doesn't an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, three Golden Globes, sales of 100 million solo albums and a half-century of diva status bolster faith in her talent? "Ah, no, not at all," she says. "I keep coming back because I have no place else to go. What else would I do? I love to sing."

That's why she'll return to the road, eight years after her Farewell tour ended with a gross of $192.5 million for 273 shows. "The road is a nasty place and lonely," she says. "The shows make it worthwhile. If I didn't do it now, I would never, ever do it again. Tina (Turner) went out when she was 70, but ... she's much tougher and has an energy like I've never seen in any human being."


On Friday night, Cher is holed up in her 16,000-square-foot Italian Renaissance-style villa on a bluff overlooking the Pacific. She perches cross-legged and barefoot on a sofa in an upstairs bedroom, sipping a can of Dr Pepper as scented candles glow nearby and Mr. Big, a gray cat rescued as an injured kitten during her Believe tour, curls up at the foot of the bed. No makeup. Her long black hair falls past her shoulders. She appears toned and trim in a coral fleece jacket and black leggings. In light this soft, Cher, 67, could still get carded at the nightclubs that will be blasting "Red" and "Dressed to Kill". And yet her age is the conversation's running gag.

"It's been so long since I made a record — not since gramophones," she says. "I can't get on radio because they're not playing women who are almost 100." Ask her how the industry can possibly ignore a global superstar simply for crossing the Medicare threshold, and she bellows, "Oh, my God, look in the mirror! It gets harder when you're working against girls in their 20s. Tell me who at my age is making a record and wants to be on radio? When I started out, I thought I'd be dead by now."


Even Cher underestimates the power of Cher. In 1998, at 52, she became the oldest woman to have a No. 1 hit on Billboard's Hot 100 with Believe, the Grammy Award-winning title track from the album that topped charts around the world, selling 20 million copies. While she insists there's no upside to aging ("I'm not going to lie and say I'm smarter; I haven't learned anything since I was 40"), Cher says it won't stop her. She's relieved the years haven't eroded her vocal powers, as she happily discovered when recording the demanding power ballad from 2010's Burlesque soundtrack, a bonus track on Truth's deluxe edition.

"A lot of people my age are dropping notes and don't have much of a voice anymore," she says. "I was completely shocked with "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me". I kept saying, 'I can't do that song.' I did it to my absolute, utter amazement. It gave me a bit of confidence."

She freely volunteers missteps, though on Truth,they're superficial: the title ("I should have called it Dressed to Kill") and the smoldering cheesecake cover (platinum hair, skimpy lingerie, fur pillow). "I meant it to be camp, like a Playboy centerfold, but people didn't get it and took it so seriously," she says. "You make mistakes, you pay and keep going."


She shrugs off an axed duet with Lady Gaga, "The Greatest Thing". Dubbing it not up to par, Gaga pulled it from Truth, and an unfinished version leaked last month. "She didn't like it," Cher says. "I wasn't thrilled with my part, and she wasn't thrilled with her part, and neither one of us were thrilled with the music. She was the one who said, 'I don't want it out.' I would have given it another shot and re-recorded my vocal and had someone else do the music. But she was over it, and it's her song."

There's no ill will. "Gaga's got 'it,' the way Madonna had 'it,' something that made you stop and go, 'What's that?' " says Cher, who is also a fan of Bruno Mars, Adele and the late Amy Winehouse. "It's not just crazy clothes. Madonna had her ear to the ground and knew what was coming before anybody else."

Cher's toughest tirades these days are less TMZ than WMD. She has informed and passionate takes on the Syrian crisis, litigation against Chevron over oil pollution in Ecuador, erosion of women's rights and an explosion of laws against feeding the homeless. "I'm amusing and crazy on Twitter," she says. "I talk about important things, stupid things. I rant against teabag idiots. What are they going to do to me now? I can't spell or do grammar, but I'm smarter and more serious than people think. I'm no featherweight when it comes to digging deep and being involved. So many stars I know do so much. It's our duty to give back."

She gets blowback. "Yes: 'Die, b----.' But if you do nothing, nothing will change."


Citing the country's recent anti-gay laws, Cher declined an invitation to open next year's Winter Olympics in Russia. "It's a drag because I have so many Russian friends and fans, but I can't do it," she says. "What they're doing is inhumane and sad." The twice-married mother of two (musician Elijah Blue and transgender writer/activist Chaz) is less forthcoming on her love life. "If you talk about it, it gets ruined," she says. She finds escape from stress in Buddhism, "but I'm probably the worst Buddhist ever because I have a terrible temper."

This is neither the best nor worst stage of her life. She was happiest in the 1980s. "I had the most fabulous boyfriend (baker Rob Camilletti), the kids were young, New York was amazing, I was making movies and records. Everything clicked. It was heaven." One of the low points came after her 1975 divorce from first husband Sonny Bono. "I thought I'd never climb out of that hole," she says. "I had no money, and I had to pay him $2 million. It took a long time. I worked my way into a spot in Las Vegas playing two shows a night. My managers were making more money than I was. I pride myself on still being here. A lot of people were gigantic, and then they were gone."

If Cher could turn back time, she'd tell her younger self to lighten up. "I've forgotten most things that were life-and-death to me at the time. I was such a drama queen." Has age mellowed pop's long-reigning bohemian? "Absolutely not," she says.


Singer, actress, director, writer, activist, philanthropist, fashion daredevil, indomitable diva. Cher has blazed trails, scaled peaks and burned bridges during her half-century in entertainment. And yet the Goddess of Pop hasn't quite mastered the art of self-promotion.

"I wasn't even going to do it," she says of Closer to the Truth, out Sept. 24. "I thought I already did my best and I didn't want to do less."

Cher, 67, credits the relentless prodding of co-manager Lindsay Scott for luring her back to the studio to craft her 26th solo album, the first since 2002's Living Proof. The diverse results include dance hit "Woman's World", moving 9/11 anthem "Sirens", melancholy "My Love" and swaggering duet "Take It Like a Man" with Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters.

"I'm just so not a Cher fan, but I like these songs," she says. "In my life, there are songs I've done that I really love, that I don't think I ruined, like "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me", "Song for the Lonely" or "Believe". But there's only a handful. The early ones I don't like at all. My voice was so strange and different. This is as good as I'm ever going to do."

That's Cher's backhanded way of saying Truth might be her best album ever, a sentiment echoed by early critical buzz. She's especially pleased with "Lie to Me" and "I Walk Alone", supplied by friend Pink. "I'm a gigantic fan," Cher says. When she heard Pink's "Dear Mr. President", "I cried my eyes out. She's a real girl who has problems, is soft, is hard. She's a kick-a-- girl who follows after me."


Cher and pal Shirley Eikhard co-wrote "Lovers Forever", cut from 1994's Interview With the Vampire soundtrack. "They didn't love it and there were no other vampire outlets then, so I held it," Cher says, noting that she seldom records her own material because "it's moody and introspective, a bit dark and very personal. I write about Kurt Cobain's death and homeless people. It's not for everybody."

Cher was also asked for her opinions on Miley Cyrus' much-discussed performance at the VMAs this year, and the famously-outspoken songstress didn't hold back; "So bad", she described it. "I'm not old-fashioned... If she had come out naked, and if she'd just rocked the house, I would have said, 'You Go, girl'. It just wasn't done well. She can't dance, her body looked like hell, the song wasn't great, one cheek was hanging out. And, chick, don't stick out your tongue if it's coated."

She added, "If Madonna had come out and done that, she would have done it, you know? You would have thought, it's on the borderline, but it's so great, who cares?"


It seems that the 17 track Target deluxe edition of Closer To The Truth will be released in the UK after all - it can be pre-ordered here. Also, Billboard has confirmed that the album will be released on vinyl as well (although not in the US).

And finally: some recent TV interviews (with more to come, including Letterman).

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

It's Really Her...



Madonna just did a Q&A session with fans online. And as always, it's a fantastic read!

Madonna: Hello Reddit! I’m excited to do this! Just finished working out, now I’m in front of the computer….ready for your questions…
You’re coming over for dinner. What the hell do I make?
Madonna: 
Make me a dirty martini
Pharell Williams once said he suggested to Daft Punk that they should produce for you. Frankly, it would be the ultimate fucking collaboration, ever. Would you consider it?
Madonna: 
I would love to work with Daft Punk. Just waiting for them to return my call
Is there a new album coming in 2014?
Madonna: 
there might be…my creative juices are flowing….
Madonna do you ever think of writing an autobiography?
Madonna: 
yup. but i feel like i need to live more of my life. a short one is coming out in Harpers Bazaar
Did you heard about technical mastering issues on some “MDNA World Tour” DVD & Blu-Rays in Europe ?
Madonna: 
yes and im absolutely horrified. my label is looking into it…trying to get to the bottom of it. it might be a case of old technology not working with new technology. please be patient.
I spent 6 months editing and doing the sound mix for the DVD the last thing I want to hear is that the fans arent getting the fruits of my labor.
Is #secretproject your more ambitious project?
Madonna: 
its a very ambitious project because it deals with very controversial issues…both global and personal. im extremely passionate about it. it means more to me than anything i have ever done before. in one week it wont be a secret.
Madonna what are you going to do tonight?
Madonna: test the projection of secretprojectrevolution on a wall.
Hi, M! I hope you’re doing well. What is the last dream you remember that you’re willing to share?
Madonna: 
Brad Pitt and I were living together and there was a small blonde child in the bed. Sorry Angelina, it was only a dream.
Big fan and current University of Michigan student here. What is the craziest thing that has ever happened during one of your concerts?
Madonna: 
all the power went out in the middle of the show for an hour in a stadium in Cordoba. That was fun.
My love! I know many a gay man (including myself) have performed to one of your songs, but I must ask, when was the last time you saw a good drag show? Sending you a zillion kisses from Vancouver! XOXO
Madonna: 
every night of my concert in the golden triangle.
Good afternoon Queen, i’m from México, i want to ask you if you have ever think about doing a movie about Frida Kahlo?Also i want to ask if you’re gonna write a memoir at some point in your life? Thank you for everything you have done for LGBT, Israel, Syria and minorities.
Madonna: 
i would love to make a movie about Frida Kahlo but one was already made
Madonna, I heard you visited an amusement park in Helsinki, Finland while on MDNA tour there last year. How was it?
Madonna: 
i got really sick to my stomach. but the rides werent long enough. i felt cheated.
Are you fan of reddit?
Madonna: 
HUGE
Throughout your career you’ve taken a stand against homophobia, sexism, ageism etc. but what current issues drive you to voice your opinion creatively ?
Madonna: 
Censoring of artists, around the world. Censorship – for instance Pussy Riot.
Where have you not yet traveled that you would like to?
Madonna: 
Egypt and an island off the coast of east Africa called Lamu
Good evening Madonna! Do you want us to ask intelligent questions?
Madonna: 
Duh
If you could describe the Harpers Bazaar photo shoot in one word what would it be ?
Madonna: 
quick and painless
Madonna, I’m trying to make a 2013 playlist, what is the song this year that you have playing on repeat nonstop? I could use the help. =]
Madonna: 
On of my favorites songs out right is “Oceans” by Jay Z and Frank Ocean
Madonna, what is the most embarrassing moment of your life?
Madonna: 
there’s so many. when i went out on stage and said hello to the wrong city. sleep deprivation.
In your MDNA tour DVD you talk about how much you appreciate the love of your fans, and at the end of masterpiece i can see the emotion in your eyes. What do your fans mean to you? You mean so much to use. we really truly love you
Madonna: 
we exist because of one another so its circuitry its totally reciprocated.
Welcome M! As W.E. was STUNNING, looking to direct another movie?
Madonna: 
yes thats next on my to-do list. direct a film.
whats your favourite method of procrastination?
Madonna: 
plucking my eyebrows
No questions. Just saying thanks for being so fucking badass.
Madonna: 
thanks for noticing
I know you love soundtracks. Which ones have you been listening to recently?
Madonna: 
The soundtrack to The Skin I Live In.
“American Life” was an unfairly maligned album and many of you fans rank it as one of your best. What do you think critics and casual listeners “didn’t get” about that album?
Madonna: 
because i dealt with alot of controversial issues in it. i criticized american politics, the entertainment business in hollywood..i was in an angry mood when i was making it. maybe that came across. but i was in an angry mood when i made my last album too
Hi Madonna, how do you calm down when you get angry? Love.
Madonna: 
i dont its a hot mess
When will you release a sequel to Sex? I believe we’ve waited long enough.
Madonna: 
probably never there is no sequel one time only
Which music video was your favorite to make?
Madonna: 
justify my love in paris
Hey M, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you enter on stage to a roaring crowd?
Madonna: 
what city am i in again? and then….breathe….
Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina has unfortunately been denied parole and a Russian news outlet’s headline “No Russian Feels Any Respect for Pussy Riot” is less than progressive. How important do you feel it is an artist’s duty to voice forth a statement of equity between such issues and do you feel it’s being used enough in the current year 2013?
Madonna: 
its essential its the artsts responsibility to reflect society and have the freedom to express themselves
Hi Madonna! When is Blond Ambition Tour coming to DVD?
Madonna: 
when i can find the tapes in the archives
Do you believe in Astrology? What is your rising sign? Do you feel more your sun sign or moon sign or rising sign?
Madonna: 
i believe in the science of astrology i do not know my rising because you need to know your time of birth but my moon is in Virgo and i feel equally split down the middle 50% leo 50% virgo
What is your favorite dessert?
Madonna: 
A lemon tart or the rose lycee macaroon cake from La Duree
I love everything you do, and I love you of course. So do millions, as you know, and you have fans in all walks of life. What would you tell the ones who will probably never meet you and can’t ever afford to see you live?
Madonna: 
thats the great thing about making music and films. it reaches people you havent met yet. i can still connect with people thru my art.
Hi Madonna. If you decide to write a book for women, what is the first subject that comes to your mind?
Madonna: 
dont give to a man what he doesnt give you first
Why u do not have any pet at home?
Madonna: 
i have fish and some cockroaches
Are you coming to the Hard Candy Fitness opening in Berlin? I wanna work out with u
Madonna: 
yes, see you there
M why didn’t you sing Love Spent in São Paulo? We missed it a lot. You had to spend your luv on us.
Madonna: 
i think i cut it out because it was raining and i was on the edge of the stage naked and i wasnt feeling well
What is the quintessential Madonna album according to you?
Madonna: 
ray of light
hello God! Would you ever fight and talk about LGBT rights in Africa? We need you!
Madonna: 
of course and i have. I made a statement about the law in malawi for people being arrested and sent to jail for being gay.
Whose idea was to re-invent the famous JPG corset?
Madonna: 
It was gaultiers idea to re-create the black patent leather cage
Madonna I want to apologize for booing at your concert oct 16th 2008. You mentioned Obama and I booed . I have felt bad for years after. I think you are a wonderful person and an amazing artist. Thank you for inspiring me all these years.
Madonna: 
i forgive you
Can you name one gay guy you wish you could turn straight?
Madonna: 
frank ocean
how can the planets affect our behavior? me and my sister were born the same day and we are very different
Madonna: 
the same year? are you twins? if you are not born the same year, its totally different. the planets the moon the suns the stars were all lined up in different ways. If you are twins you were born at different times.
what mood are you in right now?
Madonna: 
feeling pulled in a million directions
WE ALL KNOW DETROIT IS A TOUGH CROWD!!! WE LOVE YOU DONT GIVE UP ON US!!! PLEASE KEEP COMING BACK!!! p.s. what did guy do with the photos of all the tattoos of you?
Madonna: 
i cant tell you, its x-rated
What should religion and politics do to help World PEACE?
Madonna: 
not get involved with one another. separate church and state
Where should I put these hydrangeas?
Madonna: 
up your ass
Where do u keep your award trophies?
Madonna: 
i dont, they are in my award closet
why do you think people have such a hard time wrapping their head around everything you do? it seems like people are so confused by you.
Madonna: 
because i dont explain everything nor do i feel the need to.



You have accomplished pretty much everything. What’s your proudest achievement as an artist?
Madonna: 
secretprojectrevolution
Hi Madonna! Would you consider doing a full-on rock album?
Madonna: 
full-on no
In Die Another Day (love this song !) you say : “Sigmund Freud, analyse this”. Can you explain why ? You like his work ?
Madonna: 
actually im not a big fan of Sigmund Freud, it was meant to be ironic because i dont think everything can be analyzed i think he was too celebral and a misogynist. im a fan of carl jung.
WILL YOU EVER COME TO INDIA ON TOUR?
Madonna: 
if i could find the right venue to play in
Hello Madonna, I was wondering what was it like to watch yourself during the MDNA movie screening in NYC? What were you thinking, what were you feeling? 
Madonna: 
exhilarating and exhausting
Madonna is true that Rocco will release an album??
Madonna: 
he wishes! Just need to get him thru the 8th grade right now. get him to do his math homework!
loveu Hi, Honestly how much pain you felt for the wound you received in the face on the show in Medellin?
Madonna: 
i felt no pain i had too much adrenaline pumping through my veins it was hours afterwards
Would you consider ever doing a small fan tour with less known songs (but very loved) like Skin, Falling Free, Time Stood Still etc for the real fans?
Madonna: 
sounds like fun – who is going to pay my overhead?
what do I need to do to make you go on a date with me?
Madonna: 
send photo
What is the best present you got for Your B-day?
Madonna: 
i got a bong in the shape of a penis
Will you be my boo?
Madonna: 
yes ill be your boo
Did you get to do anything exciting in Pittsburgh, like visit the Warhol museum?
Madonna: 
no i wish i love Pittsburgh i didnt get out
If you would have a tattoo what would it be?
Madonna: 
if i knew what i wanted to have as a tattoo, i would have one
I go through a rough breakup after a 3 year relationship with my bf…what should I do to ease the pain?? Which of your songs should I play repeatedly???
Madonna: 
gang bang
If I twerk for you, would you twerk for me?
Madonna: 
send photo
Have you ever considered going into politics?
Madonna: 
I have gone into politics. my work is political.
Have you tried making out with the grills on?
Madonna: 
yup it works
Define hate. Is having a difference of opinion considered hate nowadays?
Madonna: 
no having a different of opinion is right hate is intolerance hate is discrimination hate is when you think youre better than someone else
What comes to mind when I say Erotica?
Madonna: 
great record
Are you still horse riding/show jumping much?
Madonna: 
horse riding yes show jumping never
Theres something or someone that you miss?
Madonna: 
i miss free time and more sleep
if you were a gay man, would you be a top or bottom
Madonna: 
i am a gay man
How did you get in to character for Evita? 
Madonna: 
did a lot of research spent a lot of time in Argentina interviewing very old people that knew her learned how to tango read every book i could about her
Are you bringing out any more fragrances /perfumes?
Madonna: 
dont get me started on that tired ass subject
Is your publicist or an intern typing everything for you? Be honest. This is still awesome. Thank you
Madonna: 
my housekeeper im vaccuming the housekeeper is typing
Would you go back to school?
Madonna: 
if i had the time
school is fun you just get to learn
What’s your favourite place in Europe (i.e. culture, people, food)? And, please don’t say France b/c your boo is French!
Madonna: 
my boo is not french, number one. and my favorite country in Europe is Italy.
Do you have any plans to begin any new charities? If so, what?
Madonna: 
go to rayoflight.org ive started a lot of different projects
If I invited you to come to Mexico to see Frida Kahlo’s house, would you come?
Madonna: 
ive seen it twice already but thanks for thinking of me
I don’t really have any question for you. I love your music. Acknowledge me.
Madonna: 
send photo
In the song “I Dont Give A” are the lyrics “baby Jesus on the stairs…” or is it “baby Jesus understands”?? Please settle this bet for me. I love you.
Madonna: 
Baby jesus on the stairs
If you had to live on a stranded island with two other people for the rest of your life, what two people would you choose?
Madonna: 
I can’t leave my kids behind so there will have to be room for 4.
Ray of Light album helped me come into my own in small town Nebraska, and know that there was love and acceptance in my future. So many of us have had similar experiences through your music. I can’t imagine what that must feel like for you. How often do you think about who your art is reaching?
Madonna: 
only when i hear comments like this from people do i think about it the rest of the time i only think of how i would like to explress myself i think about expression not results
Would you ever wear a disguise and go to Walmart or some place ordinary people go?
Madonna: 
id just go to walmart and not wear a disguise.
how long will you be on reddit for ?? I am a huge fan from pakistan ! Thanks for your efforts to spread education here !
Madonna: 
yes when secretproject comes please go to artforfreedom.com and share any story you might have its good to know my message is getting out there
What is your favorite thing to do when your having “me time”??
Madonna: 
pluck my eyebrows
What is it about Frida Kahlo that inspires you the most?
Madonna: 
that she was the subject of her art all of her work is a self portrait and yet she shared universal stories and feelings by sharing her personal story also she was a freedom fighter and she lived a controversial life and was a survivor so i admire her life story and art the way she lived her life as well as her art
The pleasures of life are food, sex, sleep, among other. I have three questions: What is your favorite food, your perfect sexual position and how many hours do you sleep a day?
Madonna: 
beg your pardon
Ever tried a ouija board?
Madonna: 
yeah when i was younger
What’s your favourite french movie?
Madonna: 
breathless la piscine last year at marienbad
What does it mean to be reductive?
Madonna: 
look it up like i said i dont like to explain everything
Will you be my boo?
Madonna: 
send photo
If you would have a tattoo what would it be?
Madonna: 
send photo
Last concert you went to?
Madonna: 
The Labeque Sisters and Kalakan in Menton
Which is the first song you’ve ever heard? (that you remember)
Madonna: 
something by Harry Belafonte because my mother was obssessed with him when i was a child
Are you easily distracted? How do you cut out the “noise”? I struggle with this.
Madonna: 
so do i concentration staying focused
Hi Madonna, years ago during an interview on Italian television, while answering a question about the relationship you have with your fans you said:”it’s like a love relationship, sometime they love me, sometime they hate me”. Is is still so?
Madonna: 
i dont remember saying that and if someones your fan i dont see where hate comes into the picture
What is the last thing you laughed about?
Madonna: 
the fact that i had a dream about brad pitt
What super power would you like to have and why?
Madonna: 
clone myself get more done that way sleep more work more
OMG Madonna I love you!!!!! <3 Have you concidered of studying anymore religions?
Madonna: 
im studying the Quran
In W/E there is a place called Zabloshki. This word is not exist in russian! Just to let u know
Madonna: 
i didnt name it the name was already there
Which famous woman would u want to kiss?
Madonna: 
dead or alive? send photo
what does Marlene dietrich means for you?
Madonna: 
she is the archetype of an iconic strong female equal pats masculine and feminine
I love the guys in “Girl Gone Wild” how did you find them?
Madonna: 
i saw their clip on youtube they are called Kazaky
Hi Madonna, A lot of your philanthropic work focus mainly on Malawi and the Middle East. Do you have plans of expanding the aids to other impoverished regions like Latin America?
Madonna: 
yes hopefully ray of light will expand globally.
if you could talk to your 20-year-old self, what would you say?
Madonna: 
don’t take any of this personally
The triangle brought so many of your fans together and also brought us closer to you…will you do another pit for your next tour??
Madonna: 
i think i need to change shapes. maybe a silver rectangle. rose gold circle.
M I love the MDNA Tour DVD/Bluray cover and i like to know what was the concept used?
Madonna: 
thats me a photograph i took of myself
When r we going on a canoe ride??
Madonna: 
when you send me a canoe

Madonna: thanks reddit. nice chatting with you. next time send photo. I want to start a Revolution of Love – are you with me? Then send people to artforfreedom.com



The right to free speech. The right to open expression. The right to access, and experience. We live in a world where basic freedoms are being deleted. As artists and engineers; as human beings, we have a choice. An obligation to stand against persecution. An obligation to stand up for openness.

Madonna’s new film, secretprojectrevolution, co-directed by Steven Klein, is a hard lens on human rights, circa 2013. The 17-minute film will go live in seven days on BitTorrent; launching Art For Freedom, an online initiative to further freedom of expression.


Madonna:

My goal is to show by the example of secretprojectrevolution my creative commitment to inspire change in the world through artistic expression. I hope my film and other submissions to Art For Freedom will be a call-to-action and give people a place to voice their own creative expression to help fight oppression, intolerance and complacency.

Art For Freedom is a global digital initiative, led by Madonna and curated by VICE, designed to fuel free speech – to respond, address and protest persecution around the world. It is an online public art project encouraging the world to express their personal meaning of freedom and revolution, in the form of video, music, poetry, and photography. Public submissions will become part of the Art For Freedom platform: contributors can join the project by uploading original artwork or tagging original posts #artforfreedom.

BitTorrent was founded as a free speech tool. And BitTorrent Bundle is designed to enable Internet expression: putting the power to create and distribute content back into the hands of artists.

So, the revolution begins here. BitTorrent is releasing secretprojectrevolution as a full film download to the people of the Internet. The BitTorrent Bundle will include HD and 2K copies of the film, plus bonus content: an exclusive interview with Madonna, conducted by VICE’s Eddy Moretti, a message from Madonna, and trailers and stills from the shoot.

On September 24th, the BitTorrent Bundle will be available to all. Join the revolution.


Steven Klein:

This film operates on many levels. It examines our private prisons. It questions what we do, how we do it, and how we treat others. It questions our governments, and our collective thought patterns. Think about it – the power of art can lead to peace.

Guy Oseary, Madonna's manager:

BitTorrent and VICE are both innovative and forward thinking which is why we chose to partner with them on the launch of ‘Art for Freedom’ platform and the film “secretprojectrevolution.”

Eddy Moretti, Chief Creative Officer, VICE Media:

Madonna is making a bold move, putting herself out there to support those suffering under repressive regimes around the world. Art For Freedom comes from a place of real empathy and emotion. It’s a reflection of a world in crisis by an artist who has decided that apathy is not an option. In one discussion, Madonna told me that she wanted to start a ‘revolution of love.’ How can you argue with that?

Shahi Ghanem, Chief Strategy Officer for BitTorrent, Inc.:

The Internet drives creativity, democratizes information, and allows people to connect with one another. The new BitTorrent Bundle format captures this ideal by giving artists and publishers an entirely new, people-driven distribution tool that is limitless in quality and versatility – enabling them to connect with fans however and wherever they want. Using the Bundle format to help an iconic artist like Madonna share expression freely with the world is a perfect showcase for the technology and we’re thrilled to support her efforts.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Timeless...



French diva Mylene Farmer started her much anticipated Timeless 2013 Tour in Paris on September 7th. Tickets went on sale last year and 200.000 tickets were sold on the first day.



The singer will play 39 shows in 5 countries, ending in Nice in early December. Needless, to say I can't wait for the Blu-Ray!!!





Here is the tracklist for the first night. Thrilled to see her do "Comme j'ai mal"!

"À force de..."
"Comme j'ai mal"
"C'est une belle journée"
"Monkey Me"
"Slipping Away (Crier la vie)" (Virtual duet with Moby)
"Elle a dit"
"Oui mais... non"
"Mad World" (duet with Gary Jules)
"Les mots" (duet with Gary Jules)
"Je te dis tout"
"Et pourtant..."
"Desenchantée"
"Bleu Noir"
"Diabolique mon ange"
"Sans contrefaçon"
"Je t'aime mélancolie"
"XXL"
"À l'ombre"
"Inséparables"
"Rêver"

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Girl On The Edge...



In the making of Madonna's hit, "Girl Gone Wild", we (The Edge) head to the set to discuss the choreography in her music video! This exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews Madonna, and the choreographers and dancers!

For Those Who Can't Wait...

chersnippets Preview songs from Chers Closer To The Truth

Previews of the songs from the new Cher album have just been made available. I'm gonna wait for my deluxe Target CD to arrive though...

Click here to preview the album.

Also, a listing on Amazon.de reveals that a 2trk CD single of "I Hope You Find It"/"Woman's World" will be released on October 4th!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Duet...



Kylie Minogue and Laura Pausini have collaborated on a track called "Limpido", which serves as the lead single from Laura’s upcoming retrospective The Greatest Hits: Celebrating 20th Anniversary of Career.

The song will also be released in Spanish as "Limpio" and comes out on September 10. Laura will also be featured on the song "Sonríe (Smile)" on the upcoming new album from Gloria Estefan, The Standards.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Snow Globe...

ERASURE - Snow Globe album (2013)

Erasure have  announced the first details of their much anticipated new studio album with the news that Snow Globe – a collection of original compositions and seasonal classics – will be released on 11th November 2013.

The album will be preceded by its first single, "Gaudete", Erasure’s distinctive take on the Medieval Latin carol, which was also a folk hit for Steeleye Span in 1973.

‘I haven’t actually heard him sing better,’ says Vince Clark of Andy Bell stepping back into the booth. ‘I found my inner choirboy again,’ says Andy. ‘I thought I’d lost him but he was there all along.’

Unlike the bells and whistles, glitter and tinsel sets that crowd the market come Christmas-time, Snow Globe is possessed of something more in the wistfully, strangely subdued celebratory mould of recent seasonal albums by Tracey Thorn and Kate Bush. ‘We managed to strip everything back to bare essentials,’ Vince says approvingly of the minimal approach Erasure took for this recording. ‘White Christmas almost has a drone all the way through it. I love that.’

More details and the full tracklist for the album will be announced soon.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Get Up On The Dance Floor...



Madonna has released "Vogue" from her upcoming MDNA Tour Blu-Ray/DVD/CD on YouTube. The tour release is on Friday in Europe and next week in the UK and US. My pre-orders have been done and now I just have to wait for me package to arrive. I can not wait to finally see the show!



Also, Madonna has announced that the #SecretProject he has been doing with Steven Klein will be revealed on September 24th!

A new site has been launched for the project: http://artforfreedom.com/

Monday, September 2, 2013

Woman's Tracklist...

And here is the cover for the exclusive @Target edition of Closer to the Truth. #CloserToTheTruth, on Instagram

Cher has confirmed the official tracklist for her new album.

The singer will release her 26th studio album Closer to the Truth later this year, which will feature 12 new tracks on the standard edition and 14 songs on a deluxe set.



The deluxe-only tracks include "I Don't Have To Sleep To Dream" and 'Pride', while a digipack Target edition in the US will also feature two new "Woman's World" remixes and "Will You Wait For Me". The exclusive cover for the Target version can be seen above.

Closer to the Truth will be released on September 24 in the US and October 14 in the UK. It will also be available on vinyl!!! (although not in the US).


Tracklisting for the Deluxe Edition of 'Closer to The Truth' available on Cher.com or iTunes., on Instagram
Track listing for the @Target Exclusive Edition of Closer to The Truth #CTTT, on Instagram

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