While sound checking before a show last week, Adam Lambert's guitarist (who also plays for Madonna) began playing bits of Madonna songs which sparked brief impromptu covers from Adam of Secret, Erotica, & Ray of Light. (Live Journal)
Rupert Everett did not want to talk about his ex-friend Madonna in a interview. After being asked if they've been "in touch", he answered "Not really" and said the interview is not actually about her. (Metro.co.uk)
Singer Sia finally got her album coming out: the "We are Born" record contains a cover of Madonna's 1989 single "Oh Father". Take a listen. (AbMad)
And speaking of influences, New York Daily News published the Top 50 Pop Culture Icons of the Past 50 Years, and Madonna came second:
2. Madonna, the Material Girl who ruled the world
During an appearance on “American Bandstand” in 1983, Dick Clark asked an up-and-coming young singer what her career aspirations were. With a smile, she matter-of-factly said, “I want to rule the world.”
All hail Queen Madonna!
Twenty-five years, 12 Billboard No. 1 songs, worldwide album sales totaling hundreds of millions and a Golden Globe later, she has ruled with a velvet fist.
Besides her numerous accolades, Madonna has influenced fashion, dance and pop culture for an entire generation. Not bad for a girl from Bay City, Mich.
The No. 1 spot went to King Elvis Presley.