PHOTOS: Madonna in London

Madonna at Chiltern Firehouse in London last night

Monte Pittman: Madonna's album sounds awesome!

Madonna's guitarist and long-time collaborator Monte Pittman told curious fans on Twitter what the new album sounds like:

[Remix of the Week] Beautiful Killer (Dubtronic Disguise Remix)

New photos from "V" Magazine editorial

Madonna posted new song lyrics?

Madonna posted the lyrics to her new song on Instagram, presumably the one called "Messiah".

Madonna Serbia

Salvation through Art! #heart #messiah #livingforlove

Diplo: Madonna Asked for 'Craziest Record I Had' for New Album

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.

"We've written about seven songs now, and hopefully maybe four or five will make it to the album," the super-producer/DJ said. "I've done about three weeks with her, and we’re gonna do some more projects at the end of July. She’s just really cool. I think as far as artists reinventing themselves, she did it before anybody else. She kind of began that trend of actually coming back with a whole new look and style and sound and winning it and hitting the top of the charts. Those records are gonna be crazy-sounding. We really pushed the envelope with some of the stuff we were doing."

While Diplo noted he typically needs around a week to know if there's chemistry with an artist, it was there immediately with Madonna. "[S]he was up for anything," he said. "I love when an artist gives a producer the confidence he needs to work with them, and Madonna was very open-minded to my ideas… she was down from day one."

Diplo spoke about the creation of one song in particular, which came about on their final night in the studio together: "The last night we were just having fun, and she was like, 'Yo, give me some of the craziest shit you’ve got right now,' and we literally wrote a song that night on the craziest record I had. And it worked. All of the best songs happen on a whim."

Orbit: Madonna's new album "sounds good"!

William Orbit, as concise as always, posted this on his Facebook page:

We're getting excited! Are you?

PHOTOS: Madonna on Broadway

Madonna with Timor Stefens attending the preview of "Holler If Ya Hear Me" musical, based on the songs of the late rapper 2Pac.


[Remix of the Week] Justify My Love (Luxar Remix)

Thanks to Alexandar!

PHOTOS: Madonna visits Detroit Achievement Academy

Discussing Michael Jackson vs. Pharrell Williams! Watch out! Detroit is coming back !!!!! #revolutionoflove
Sharing stories with kids at the Detroit Achievement Academy! Very impresses by Kyle Smith and her team doing what they can to bring education back to the Motor City! #kmowledgeispower #revolutionoflove
At EmPowermentplan with De Mequa and Netty women who once lived in homeless shelters now creating coats and handbags and the amazing glasses I'm wearing! Encouraging women to take charge of there lives! These ladies are mad cool! ‪#‎revolutionoflove‬ ‪#‎bringbackdetroit‬
The Amazing Women at Empowermentplan! They make coats that turn into sleeping bags! So innovative. So inspiring! ‪#‎artforfreedom‬ ‪#‎revolutionoflove‬ ‪#‎bringbackdetroit
I found my new horse in Detroit! Everyone is so creative here! ‪#‎artforfreedom‬ ‪#‎revolutionoflove