On April 28, 2013, Sir Elton John told Extra that his decade-long feud with Madonna had ended.
“We were in a restaurant in France in the summertime,” he explained. “She came in, and I sent over a note. She was very gracious. I apologized profusely because what I said should never have appeared in public.”
Their altercation began in 2002 when John had choice words over Madonna’s song for the James Bond “Die Another Day” film. He remarked that it was “the worst Bond tune ever.”
If that weren’t enough, the “Candle in the Wind” singer accused Madonna of lip syncing during her Re-Invention Tour in 2004 and deepened that speculation when he said, “Make sure you lip-sync good” before her Super Bowl performance.
Even John’s husband David Furnish insulted the Queen of Pop when he said “I like Madonna’s music, but not her movies,” while attending the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. Even more, Furnish said “she should stick to what she is good at,” when Madonna beat John for the Best Original Song (“Masterpiece“).
Now the couple’s attempt to extinguish the drama seems to have been well received by M.
“She accepted our apology, and then we bought her dinner,” John said. “That’s over and done with. She was fantastic. She was just like, ‘Okay, let’s get a move on.’”
Furnish added, “We don’t believe in putting negativity out in the world, both of us were embarrassed when all that stuff came out. But you’ve got to put all that behind you and just go forward with the positivity.”
On April 27, 1985, Madonna’s “Angel” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at 48, while her previous single “Crazy for You” was at number-two on the chart.
After ten weeks, “Angel” reached a peak position of five on the chart. The song tied Madonna with Olivia Newton-John, as the female artist with most top-five hits on the Hot 100 at that time. It was ranked at 75 on the year end chart for 1985.
On April 26, 2001, one of Madonna’s eye-popping conical bras, designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, sold for $21,150 at a pop memorabilia auction in London. The bra was sold to a Chilean fashion museum.
The conical bra was worn by Madonna during the Blond Ambition Tour in 1990.
Madonna’s fans would very much like to see the Blond Ambition Tour released on DVD and Blu-Ray.
For the weeks of April 25, and May 2, 1998, Madonna’s “Frozen” was the #1 dance single on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.
On April 24, 2012, Madonna’s “Girl Gone Wild” 12″ picture disc was released.
Side A: Girl Gone Wild (Album Version)
Side B: Girl Gone Wild (Justin Cognito Extended Remix)
On April 20, 2010, “The Power of Madonna” – Glee episode (Season 1, Episode 15) aired on the Fox network.
When cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) demands that Madonna’s music be played over the school intercom system, Glee club director Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) sets the club a Madonna-themed assignment, hoping to empower the female club members.
Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna, an EP containing studio recordings of songs performed in the episode, was released on April 20, 2010. Its tracklist includes “Express Yourself”, a mash-up of “Borderline” and “Open Your Heart”, “Vogue”, “Like A Virgin”, “4 Minutes”, “What it Feels Like for a Girl”, and “Like a Prayer”.
The iTunes edition features a bonus track, “Burning Up”, which was not performed in the episode.
Lynch received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in the episode.