Exclusive: Madonna's First 'Rebel Heart' Interview

December 21, 2014

For the past year, Madonna has been updating fans on the progress of her 13th studio album through Instagram posts picturing collaborators (Nicki Minaj, Avicii, Diplo) and inspirations (children in Malawi, Miley Cyrus, placards reading "I need...


Madonna Responds to 'Rebel Heart' Leak by Releasing 6 Songs

December 20, 2014

Madonna hadn't planned on releasing her 13th album, Rebel Heart, until spring 2015. But leakers had other plans for the Queen of Pop's follow-up to 2012's MDNA, unleashing early mixes of 13 tracks onto the Internet this week. In response, Madonna...


Madonna Rep Denies Ariel Pink Collaboration

October 14, 2014

While it's been reported that Madonna collaborated with hit-making producers like Diplo and Avicii on her upcoming 13th studio album, offbeat indie rocker Ariel Pink recently revealed that he too was recruited to work on the Material...


100 Best Singles of 1984: Pop's Greatest Year

September 17, 2014

From Prince to Madonna to Michael Jackson to Bruce Springsteen to Cyndi Lauper, 1984 was the year that pop stood tallest. New Wave, R&B, hip-hop, mascara'd hard rock and "Weird Al" Yankovic all crossed paths on the charts while a post-"Billie...


31 Most Outrageous VMAs Moments Ever

August 20, 2014

Since their 1984 debut, the Video Music Awards have thrived on being the unpredictable younger sibling of America's awards-show family — and the fact that they're 31 years old this year hasn't slowed down their penchant for causing headlines and...


Madonna Asked Diplo for 'Craziest Record' for New Album

July 3, 2014

Madonna has been at work in the studio compiling the follow-up to her 2012 effort, MDNA, and one of the album's producers, Diplo, teased his process with the singer in a new interview with Idolator. How Madonna Became Madonna: An Oral History "We've...


Maverick: Madonna in the Nineties

May 7, 2014

For most of the 1990s, Madonna was the biggest pop star in the world — and also the riskiest, constantly reinventing both her sound, and herself. Here are some of the dance-floor confessions and bedtime stories from Madonna's most adventurous...


Madonna, 'Breaking Bad' Lead April Fools' Day Gags

April 1, 2014

Madonna, Deadmau5 and Flaming Lips were just some of the musicians — willingly or not — that celebrated April Fools' Day, a day revered by some and dreaded by others. But they were hardly the only ones to peddle fake beefs, promote nonexistent...


Madonna Announces Collaboration With Avicii

March 8, 2014

Madonna's got something in the works with Avicii. The material girl announced an upcoming collaboration with the EDM star on Friday night over Instagram, sending out a photo of herself cleaning her bathroom while dressed in black fishnets with the caption,...


Pussy Riot Inspire Brooklyn at Amnesty International Concert

February 6, 2014

Brooklyn's Barclays Center has hosted everything from boxing matches to pop concerts, but until last night, the venue's premises hadn't been used as a recruitment station for the Revolutionary Communist Party. The unique occasion was Amnesty International's...


Madonna to Introduce Pussy Riot Members at Brooklyn Amnesty Benefit

January 29, 2014

A little over a week after she helped Macklemore and Queen Latifah officiate Grammy marriages, Madonna will introduce the recently freed Pussy Riot members at Amnesty International's upcoming benefit in Brooklyn. The show takes place on...


Watch Tarantino Movie Characters Sing 'Like a Virgin'

October 3, 2014

One of the essential Quentin Tarantino scenes is the frank roundtable analysis of "Like a Virgin" from the 1992 crime classic Reservoir Dogs. Now, thanks to animator and visual effects artist Glenn O Neill, the filmmaker's fans can enjoy...


20 Best MTV VMAs Opening Performances

August 22, 2014

If the Grammys are "music's biggest night," then the MTV Video Music Awards are music's most memorable. For three decades, the VMAs have had an incomparable ability to distill a year's worth of pop music into a single killer ceremony-opening performance....


Rufus Wainwright on 'Horrifying' Miley Cyrus, Madonna Song

August 7, 2014

Rufus Wainwright had some pointed words about Miley Cyrus and Madonna's surprise collaboration at the former's MTV Unplugged performance in January, telling The Guardian it was "one of the most horrifying things I've seen in my life." Done...


Madonna Boosts Detroit With Charitable Donations

June 30, 2014

Madonna will help out her home city of Detroit by contributing funds to three organizations attempting to improve conditions in the Motor City. The Best Madonna Songs of All Time, as Chosen by Rolling Stone Readers The Downtown Youth Boxing Gym offers...


Ciccone Youth: Madonna in the Eighties

May 6, 2014

She came to New York City in the late Seventies, an aspiring dancer with no money, no connections and no shortage of confidence. Within a few years, thanks to a seemingly infinite supply of sturdy, savvy pop gems Madonna would conquer not only...


Madonna to Direct Third Film, a 'Beautiful Love Story'

March 26, 2014

Madonna has signed on to direct her third feature film, an adaptation of Rebecca Walker's novel Adé: A Love Story, according to Deadline. In the book, two college friends travel through Africa when one falls for a Swahili man named Adé on...


Why Blondie Are Protesting the Sochi Olympics

February 10, 2014

Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry has offered more details behind her band's recent Twitter protest of the Sochi Olympics. Last Friday, the band tweeted a contract proposal for a performance at Russia's Red Rocks Festival, with the words "PASS" and "HUMAN...


Miley and Madonna Go 'Unplugged'

January 30, 2014

For Miley Cyrus' first MTV Unplugged concert, Madonna popped by for a mashup of each other's songs: "Don't Tell Me" from Madge's 2000 album Music and Cyrus' chart-topping hit "We Can't Stop." Decked out in rhinestone cowboy outfits, they bumped,...


Macklemore, Queen Latifah Lead Mass Wedding at Grammys

January 26, 2014

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis turned their performance of pro-gay, pro-unity rap "Same Love" into a piece of Grammy history tonight. Towards the song's end, Queen Latifah emerged and proceeded to act as the officiant for 34 couples who were getting married...