On January 12 2012, Madonna’s Celebration album artwork was featured on the cover of One Small Seed magazine. The purpose of the cover was to feature Mr. Brainwash’s art, and the issue included an article titled, “Mr. Brainwash: Laughing All The Way To The Banksy.”
Here’s a snippet of the article:
Mr Brainwash creates satirical twists on classic pieces, including some of Banksy’s ‘own’ stuff, and his lavish exhibitions routinely draw crowds of aficionados, detractors and the curious. Mr Brainwash is dedicated to spreading a message that is positive, colourful and – like Andy Warhol’s – accessible. Jean-Michel Basquiat said, ‘I start a picture and I finish it. I don’t think about art while I work. I try to think about life.’
On October 28, newswires reported that Madonna was boo’d for praising President Barack Obama during her (October 27) MDNA Tour stop in New Orleans.
Madonna asked the crowd, “Who’s registered to vote?” and then followed with, “I don’t care who you vote for as long as you vote for Obama.”
On October 16 2012, the 20th Anniversary of A League Of Their Own was released on Blu-ray. The 20th Anniversary edition includes 15 deleted scenes, an exclusive documentary and the music video for Madonna’s This Used To Be My Playground.
On August 30 2012, Madonna’s MDNA World Tour enjoyed a sold-out crowd of 17,000 fans at Montreal’s Bell Centre, generating $3.4-million in ticket sales. Martin Solveig performed as the opening act.
Prior to the show, Madonna’s fan club issued this helpful statement:
Madonna’s MDNA Tour is to stop at Montreal’s Bell Centre tonight. While tickets state that the show starts at 8pm, please note that Madonna won’t be on stage before 10pm, her support act’s performance is on first. Thank you and have a great show!
On August 17 2012, Madonna’s Turn Up The Radio single was released in Germany as a digital download.
Brad O’Mancey from Popjustice had this to say about the single:
This is an escapist anthem about leaving wherever you’re stuck, getting in a car, whacking some amazing music on the stereo and putting your foot down. In other words, it’s still only when she’s dancing that she feels this free, and it’s still music making the people come together. It captures a brilliantly teenage sensation (“only music can save me from my shit life”) but makes sense of it in a song that doesn’t sound like she’s trying too hard to be down with the kids… Real life is sometimes a bit more complicated than that, and sometimes freedom is about being able to leave the cunts behind to get on with their useless lives. And that’s what this song is about.
Watch the video:
On August 14 2012, Madonna appeared on the cover of Russian Hello magazine.