'True Blue' Baby I Love You
“Where’s the Party?!” Madonna’s “True Blue” album was released 25 years ago today, on June 30, 1986. The set — which was the diva’s third studio effort — spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. It launched five hit singles — all of which reached the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100: “Live to Tell” (No. 1),...
I wrote a little review/recap of Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale tour stop in Los Angeles on June 20 last week for Billboard. Check it out. (The above image was my best iPhone-shot of the night.)
I spoke to superstar DJ/producer David Guetta for a half-hour yesterday (June 28) on Billboard.com. Relive the magic here if you missed it live. (The proper interview starts about five minutes into the video.) He talks about working with (and not working with!) Madonna, U2, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Chris Willis, Usher, Lil Wayne and will.i.am. Plus, he discusses his new double album,...
Federico Devito & Italo Gaspar: Together Again
Photographer Italo Gaspar tweeted this photo of his frequent subject Federico Devito on June 6. Devito — a blogger, Twitter phenomenon and occasional DJ — has worked with Gaspar a number of times. The fruits of their previous collaborations can be seen at Made in Brazil (twice) and Rock My Blog. (Links potentially NSFW.)
Nicola Roberts, “Beat of My Drum.” Hell to the yes. Here’s the video for Nicola Roberts’ (of Girls Aloud) first solo single, “Beat of My Drum.” Love it! Hope this gets a U.S. release… Let’s all say a little pop prayer, shall we?