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Established stars and new talents have stopped by at MadonnaTribe over the years to share with our readers exclusive insights on Madonna projects that have amazed her fans through the years.

The Madonna Tribe team is happy to conduct these interviews to give fans and media members that visit our site, a view on the creation of past and present Madonna projects, but also happy to satisfy our own curiosity of long time Madonna fans since the early 80's by meeting artists with incredible careers that are usually part of what can be called a "Madonna imagery".

With the help of talented remixers, composers, musicians, video directors, dancers, choreographers, stage and light designers, we had the chance to bring our visitors behind the scenes of such incredible projects such as the MDNA, Sticky & Sweet, Confessions and re-Invention tours, Blond Ambition, The Girlie Show, Drowned World Tour, Evita, Madonna's Children's books, Live 8 and many more.

With the hope and will to bring our readers more of these interesting chats, let's give a further look at the series of exclusive interviews MadonnaTribe proudly brought to the Madonna online community in the past years.

 
       
       
MadonnaTribe meets Drew Dollaz  
MadonnaTribe meets Drew Dollaz - Photography by David Kawena

When talented Madonna dancer Drew Dollaz meets talented artist/photographer David Kawena something exciting is bound to happen, and the result of this match is a stunning photoshoot that we are happy to premiere here on MadonnaTribe.com. We also sat down with Drew Dollaz himself to chat about his beginning, his career and his coming projects but also to discuss the behind the scenes of Madonna's 2012 main projects - The Super Bowl Half Time Show and the MDNA Tour - that put him on the rocket launch to stardom!
 
       
MadonnaTribe meets Ed Steinberg  
MadonnaTribe meets Ed Steinberg

October 6th, 2012 marked the 30th anniversay of the Sire Records release of the first ever Madonna single, "Everybody." To celebrate, the MadonnaTribe team hooked up with Ed Steinberg, who was in charge of the video for the song, and therefore became the first ever Madonna video director. We invite you to take a walk down memory lane with us.

Let the dee-jay shake you, let the music take you
 
       
MadonnaTribe meets Monte Pittman   MadonnaTribe meets Monte Pittman

A costant presence on stage and in the studio with Madonna for years, Monte Pittman now stops at MadonnaTribe to share his thoughts about one of the biggest passions of all: Music.

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the Prince Montster!
 
       
MadonnaTribe meets Charlie Hides  
MadonnaTribe meets Charlie Hides

You'seen him turning Madonna's nightmares into reality, and you've been staring at his videos wondering if it was always him beyond the multiple faces of Liza, Barbra, Gaga, Sue Sylvester, Cher or even Rocco and Lourdes Leon.

The very talented Charlie Hides stops by at MadonnaTribe and talks about his work, his passions, and being a fan with a (fab!) sense of humour.
 
       
MadonnaTribe meets Prince Jron  
MadonnaTribe meets Prince Jron

As the Madonna Tour heat starts getting hot again, it's time to add another great chat to the MadonnaTribe collection of interviews with the on-stage family of the Queen of Pop.

Straight from Madonna's latest adventure around the world, here is Jaron Boyd a.k.a. Prince Jron sharing his memories of the Sticky & Sweet Tour in this interview written and conducted by MTribe's longtime friend and contributor from Germany djcooky.
 
       
MadonnaTribe meetsVince Paterson  
MadonnaTribe meets Vince Paterson

MadonnaTribe celebrates the 20th anniversary of Madonna's Truth Or Dare documentary indulging in memories with more interesting interviews with the talents behind the amazing Blond Ambition Tour.

Have a look at what the show choreographer and director, the incredible Vince Paterson had to say about the film.

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John Marrs meets Leon Robinson  
John Marrs meets Leon Robinson

Freelance journalist John Marrs speaks to the Madonna co-stars in her "Like A Prayer" and "Vogue" videos for a feature in music magazine "Q" about the unknown stars of 12 iconic music videoclips.
Their converstions were quite longer than the ones published on the June 2009 issue of the magazine and John shares with MadonnaTribe other interesting things he heard from Leon Robinson, "Like A Prayer"s Black Jesus.
 
       
 
John Marrs meets Salim 'Slam' Gauwloos

Freelance journalist John Marrs speaks to the Madonna co-stars in her "Like A Prayer" and "Vogue" videos for a feature in music magazine "Q" about the unknown stars of 12 iconic music videoclips.
Their converstions were quite longer than the ones published on the June 2009 issue of the magazine and John shares with MadonnaTribe other interesting things he heard from Salim 'Slam' Gauwloos from the "Vogue" video.
 
       
MadonnaTribe meets Magia2000  
MadonnaTribe meets Magia2000

Mario Paglino and Gianni Grossi started creating (one-of-a-kind) dolls for fun on warm sunny day, and today as Magia2000 they collaborate with companies such as Mattel and create OAAK dolls for show business celebrities and tv stars.
Always at home at MadonnaTribe, Magia2000 talk about their work, their passion, and thevery special Madonna dolls they created, shown at the Simply Madonna exhibit at the Old Truman Brewery in London.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Rebirth

Demo Castellon, Vincent DiPasquale and Larry Granite have been providing dancefloor anthems to world class artists, but it was in the form of their Rebirth collaboration that they gave their very own touch to the sound of the Queen of Pop. Larry and Vincent stopped by at MadonnaTribe and talked about their Madonna remixes, from 4 Minutes to Miles Awayand much more...
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Victor Lopez

You've seen him live on stage with Madonna at the Confessions Tour and defying gravity in the streets and in the skies of Tokyo in the Jump video. Now the very talented Victor Lopez stops by at Madonna Tribe to talk about freerunning, touring with the Queen of Pop, and how Madonna made him ready to jump and become a professional freerunner.
 
       
 
For Inspiration: Carlton Wilborn: A Call for the Warriors

Carlton Wilbron's latest incarnation comes as a distinct creation of rich intensity and theatrical flair that starts right there where his "Front & Center" book ends and will transport you into a world that is sewn seamlessly to the soul of the author. This unique CD is now out, and MadonnaTribe is happy to help Carlton to address his fans himself and let them know about the "Call for the Warriors".
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Tony Shimkin

In an exclusive interview, Tony Shimkin - co-producer and co-author of some of the greatest songs from Madonna's Erotica - stops by at Madonna Tribe to take us on a behind the scene journey through tidbits, memories and an unrivaled first-hand report of the creation process of the all-time masterpiece tracks from one of Madonna's most original and controversial albums.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Bill Lanphier

One of the most original and multitalented artists out there, musician, photographer, Bill Lanphier is certainly not afraid of experimenting.
In 1985 he embarked with Madonna on her first ever tour, The Virgin Tour, as the bass player. We recently met him to chat about that tour, and here's what he told us about his "very first time".
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Malcolm Middleton

Scottish musician Malcolm Middleton picked up an unusual Madonna song to cover on his new album. We had a chance to get in touch and chat with him about this new release and asked him how did he came up with the idea of turning Stay into an awesome acoustic ballad..
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Steve Nestar

Fourteen years of dance training and a jazz degree at the International Dance Academy in Paris are only the tip of the iceberg of the skills of the amazing Steve Nestar. The MadonnaTribe Team meets this versatile dancer and choreographer who performs exciting mixtures of salsa, break dance, jacking, hip hop, jazz and tap, and can easily switch from a movie like Le Défi - written and directed by Blanca Li - to commercials, fashion shows, and of course... working hard on stage with Madonna.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Lucy O'Brien

Bestselling music critic, biographer and academic with a twenty-year career in journalism, Lucy O'Brien has been researching material on Madonna since the soon-to-become Queen of Pop arrived on the scene in the 1980s. Lucy O'Brien, who is also the author of She Bop, She Bop II and biographies of Dusty Springfield and Annie Lennox, now stops by at Madonna Tribe to discuss her latest book, Madonna - Like An Icon.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Bo.Dà

The MadonnaTribe Team had the chance to speak with Bo.Dà, the Italian band that has recently released an interesting record in which they revisit some of Madonna's greatest song in a unique jazzy style.

Let's go behind the scenes of this fascinating project with this exclusive interview with Deborah, Fabio, Giorgio, Umberto and their Madonna in jazz.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Mark Saunders

Madonna Tribe
meets Mark Saunders, the multi-platinum English record producer who has worked with some of the most influential artists and writers of the 21th century and who had a close encounter with the sound of Madonna working on the still unreleased 12" Mix of Now I'm Following You from the "I'm Breathless" album that you can listen to in its original cut at www.marksaunders.com.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets George DuBose

Madonna Tribe
had the chance to meet another great artist who got to meet Madonna in her rising years: George DuBose, the photographer who documented Madonna's first gig ever at Uncle Sam's Blues at the time when Camille Barbone was her manager.

In this exclusive interview he has to share with our readers some interesting stories about the young and rough artist that would have soon conquered the world.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Maripol

MadonnaTribe
had the chance to meet the one and only Maripol, the famous art director, stylist, designer and photographer who was an instrumental presence and influence in the raising years of Madonna. With her unique sense of style and classy yet innovative creations she contributed in the making of the cultural myth Madonna is considered today. Her original rubber bangles, cross related jewelery, fashion tops, were responsable of the wannabe phenomenon that catapulted Madonna into the eye of the world.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Curtis Knapp

The MadonnaTribe team had the chance to talk to Curtis Knapp, the award-winning portrait and fashion photographer who has portraied some of the most influential musicians, actors, writers, artists and celebrities of our times, including Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, Brian Eno, Dennis Hopper, Lou Reed, and REM, and signing the photoshoot for Madonna's first magazine cover ever.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets RJ Durell

Choreographer RJ Durell, who joined the Confessions Tour creative team and contributed his talent to the amazing Erotica, La Isla Bonita and Lucky Star numbers, talks about his personal story of a natual born dancer in Michigan and how he ended up working with some of the artists who are making history in pop culture and show business, setting very ambitious and specific goals for himself as a child and being completely focused on turning his desires into reality.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Luca Tommassini

In his first interview with a Madonna News site, dancer, director and choreographer Luca Tommassini talks about how he ended up involved in many amazing Madonna projects such as The Girlie Show, Evita, the Human Nature video and the Bedtime Story live performance at the 1995 Brit Awards. We also talked with Luca about some of the international stars with whom he teamed up wth. Ladies & Gentlemen... MadonnaTribe meets Luca Tommassini.
 
       
 
For Inspiration: Carlton Wilborn Front & Center

When we had the chance to chat with Carlton Wilborn - who worked with Madonna in projects such as the Blond Ambition Tour, The Girlie Show and the Vogue video - he told us he was giving the final touches to a book that he described as "the most important thing I will be doing in my career". "Front & Center" is now out, and MadonnaTribe is happy to bring their readers the first look ever at this inspiring book, as well as to help Carlton to address the fans himself and let them know "how he learned to live there".
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Tommy Kearney

MadonnaTribe readers were promptly informed a few months ago about Madonna & Me, a play written by Tommy Kearney that will debut in London in pril 2007 at the Union Theatre in Southwark. Today we are happy to meet the playright himself for a nice chat that will bring our readers for the first time ever behind the scenes of this project.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Rui Paes

MadonnaTribe has had the pleasure to meet artist and illustrator Rui Paes who contributed his talent to Lotsa De Casha, the fifth children's book by Madonna, and talk about the creative process behind his beautiful Losta illustrations, his background, his future projects, and the concept and meaning of his Madonna portrait, named The Madonna Of The Five Senses.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Chiara

The MadonnaTribe team meets Chiara Iezzi - singer, painter, photographer and multifaceted artist - to discuss her new life, her new single and a common passion we share: Madonna.
Join us for this exclusive chat with Italy's blond and pop sensation whose new single - Nothing At All - entered the single chart straight at #2!
 
       
  MadonnaTribe meets Nicki Richards

When the MadonnaTribe team met Madonna's Confessions Tour backing singer Nicki Richards in Paris last August and spent some time with her, we left with the mutual promise of sitting down for a nice chat about her carrer and her tour experience with M, as soon as the tour would have ended.
And here it is... MadonnaTribe meets Nicki Richards!
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets STEELE

MadonnaTribe had the chance to meet the creative team at STEELE, for a great chat on the post production work on "Future Lovers", the opening video sequence of Madonna's latest live show, the Confessions Tour. Dim the lights, sit back and enjoy this interesting interview.
 
       
 
For Inspiration: David Gurland's Guest Star Column

American actor and comedian David Gurland has written an exclusive funny piece for MadonnaTribe explaining his Madonna inspiration. David will be back in New York this summer with three special performances of "Neurotica", his collaboration with musical director and arranger Michael Holland at the Metropolitan Room, New York's hottest music venue.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Deborah Feingold

MadonnaTribe is happy to chat with Mrs Deborah Feingold, the multi talented photographer that signed one of the most popular photoshoots ever of the young queen of pop. Commonly known as "the lollipop shots", Deborah's photos of young Madonna have been published for years on magazine covers and books worldwide and have become the testimony of the time when this young girl was determined "to rule the world".
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Jeri Heiden

The MadonnaTribe Team has had the pleasure to have a brief chat with Jeri Heiden, the woman in charge of the cover design of many Madonna albums, among them, Like A Virgin, Like A Prayer, You Can Dance and True Blue.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the True Blue album this month, we focused our questions to Jeri on the making of its iconic cover.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Jason Harvey

Jason Harvey, who created Short & Spikey in 1995 adding creative input to the shows he worked on via video elements that he produced/directed, talks to the MadonnaTribe team about his experience
on the road as the assistant director & video engineer of Madonna's "Confessions Tour".
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Raistalla

The MadonnaTribe team is happy to have as our exclusive guest Raistalla, the amazing performer M-fans had the chance to know during the re-Invention tour back in 2004. Raistalla will be sharing not only her fondest memories from that tour in her first interview ever with a Madonna Newsite, but will also be chatting with us about her brand new career as a singer. Welcome into the world of Raistalla.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Billy Steinberg

After celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Like A Virgin" back in 2004, we finally had the chance to have a chat with Billy Steinberg, the author of the song, who spoke about this signature Madonna song and about other timeless compositions he wrote for the likes of Cyndi Lauper, The Bangles and Mel C among others. Follow us through this interview to discover the qualities a song must have to stay "shiny and new" through decades.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Carlton Wilborn

The MadonnaTribe team has had the chance to sit down for a chat with multifaceted artist Carlton Wilborn, who worked with Madonna in many legendary projects such as the Blond Ambition Tour, The Girlie Show and the Vogue music video. Carlton not only shares with our readers an in depth look at the creation of those works but also takes us into his private world and his fondest Madonna memories.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Mihran

MadonnaTribe had the chance to meet Mihran Kirakosyan, the amazing dancer that you've seen on stage with Madonna in the re-Invention tour, the Live8 gig, the "Hung Up" video and the promotional tour for "Confessions On A Dance Floor".
Talking to Mihran we've learnt how this incredibly talented guy has managed to make the impossible happen by working harder and challenging himself every day.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Bill Bennett

DJ Bill Bennett recently remixed the classic Madonna ballad Frozen to give a special treat to Madonna fans who attend his amazing DJ sets. He is also a Madonna fan that worked hard on his dreams. Talking to Bill we speak about the dance scene, the new Madonna album and also learn about his fight against the problem of drug abuse and how he let "the hurt inside of him die".
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Chus & Ceballos

From the vibe of their Iberican Sound to Madonna's Hung Up, Chus & Ceballos meet MadonnaTribe to talk about their adventure in the music business, their work in the club scene, and producing and remixing the brand new single by the Queen of the Dance Floor.
 
   
 
 
MadonnaTribe meets Jamie King

From his first collaboration with Madonna on the set of "Human Nature" to "re-Invention", Jamie King has directed, choreographed and conceptualized videos, tv performances, world tours, helping creating those strong images and unforgettable feelings with which Madonna keeps inspiring us each time. Read what Jamie told MadonnaTribe about his incredible experience working with the Queen of Pop.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Dago González

MadonnaTribe is proud to present its reader the first interview that director Dago Gonzàlez gives to a Madonna fansite. The talented Dago, who directed the most part of the backdrop videos of the two most recent Madonna tours, including the "Paradise (Not For Me)" and "Bedtime Story" video interludes, will be discussing with us the genesis of these two mini films, considered by many fans as two of Madonna's best videos to date.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Slam

MadonnaTribe had the chance to get in touch with Slam, the Blond Ambition dancer who shared with us his story, from his early days in his native Belgium, the Vogue video, The Blond Ambition Tour, Truth or Dare and the MTV Awards, to his most recent adventures as an internationally acclaimed performer and award-winning choreographer teaming up with celebrities from all over the world. We hope you will enjoy this exclusive interview in which you'll find out what the Real Slam is like.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Luis Camacho

Luis Camacho, best known for his work with Madonna, stops by at M-Tribe for a funny talk about his carrer and his work with the Queen of Pop. Luis had influenced Madonna with his Vogue-ing style and choreographies that were used both in the Vogue music video and in Blond Ambition, the tour in which Camacho was one of the leading dancers.
So, don't you stand there, let's get to it, read this interview, there's nothing to it...
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Alex Magno

MadonnaTribe has had the chance to have a long chat with choreographer and dancer Alex Magno about his adventurous life, from his early days in Brazil to the nights spent to create amazing dance routines we saw in the Madonna tours. Alex brings us back to his roots, to let us know how he did happen to know Madonna and to start working with her, and to reveal some great anecdotes about how her Girlie Show and Drowned World tours were created.
 
       
  MadonnaTribe meets Bruce Rodgers

Bruce Rodgers was production designer for Madonna and her Drowned World Tour. With his Tribe, inc. he designed spaces that managed to match Madonna artistically, keeping her persona, her music and her performance in mind. This story begings quite a few months ago with a note by Bruce accompanying one of the sketches he sent us: "Madonna is a very special person". Read this interview and you'll know why Bruce is a very special person, too.
 
   
 
 
MadonnaTribe meets Peter Morse

The MadonnaTribe team has had an interesting chat with Peter Morse, the lighting director of Madonna's Who's That Girl, Blond Ambition, Girlie Show and Drowned World tours, who will be taking our readers behind the scenes of the creative process of those tours with charming anecdotes and amazing photos from his private collection, and also reveals why he didn't do the first and latest Madonna tours.
 
   
 
 
MadonnaTribe meets Ari Gold

MadonnaTribe has had the pleasure to meet Ari Gold, the boy from the Bronx who has turned himself into a successful pop/R&B singer and a rising music star, that will be sharing with our readers what it feels for a fan.
Ari will be discussing with us how people like Madonna had an influence on the world in which we live in, in this exclusive interview which also premieres his brand new photoshoot, done during Ari's recent European Tour, in charge of Marco Carocari.
 
   
 
 
MadonnaTribe meets Tim Rice

MadonnaTribe meets Sir Tim Rice, the acclaimed lyricist of "Evita".
Tim will be discussing with us how "Evita" came to life, the Oscar winning song "You Must Love Me", previous titles of the classic number "Don't Cry For Me Argentina", the Alan Parker movie and of course he will be sharing with our readers his thoughts about the Queen of Pop.
 
   
 
 
MadonnaTribe meets Gardner Cole

MadonnaTribe meets Gardner Cole, co-writer with Peter Rafelson of one of Madonna's classics: Open Your Heart.

Gardner gives our readers an insight into the "True Blue" days as we learn many interesting tidbits on how the song came to life.
 
   
 
 
MadonnaTribe meets Barry Harris

MadonnaTribe had the chance to have another exclusive chat with a prestigious artist that has been working for Madonna getting in touch with DJ Barry Harris on October 2004. Barry has recently found some quality time to give an answer to all the things we wanted to ask him about his works and his career. Here you go!
 
   
 
 
MadonnaTribe meets Jull Weber

You've seen him dancing with Madonna on stage and in her amazing Don't Tell Me video.
Now Jull Weber - the handsome and everyone's favourite dancer of the Drowned World Tour - comes to MadonnaTribe to share his memories and to give us a glimpse of his incredible career in show business.
 
   
 
 
MadonnaTribe meets Steven Kilbride

Steven Kilbride
is one of the minds behind the great performance of "Into The Groove" in Madonna's re-Invention Tour. Stevie takes us into the exciting creative process of this performance and shares for the first time with our readers his fondest memories of the most talked about tour 2004.
 
   
 
 
MadonnaTribe meets Mac Quayle

Musician, sound engineer and remixer/producer, the name of Mac Quayle is tied to some of the most popular Madonna dancefloor anthems and to many more dance hits by artists from all over the world.

MadonnaTribe met Mac and asked him to shows us a glimpse of his world and of his work with the Queen of Pop.
 
       
 
MadonnaTribe meets Dustin Robertson

Like a sort of Lewis Carroll's white rabbit, Dustin Robertson, editor of many Madonna music videos and creator of the acclaimed AvidDiva remixed videos, takes us through a journey behind the scenes of the Madonna videos he worked on and reveals, among other things, how the Queen of pop got into trouble with her "Hollywood" music video, various anecdotes from the sets of the "Human Nature" and "Power of Good-bye" videos and the naked truth about the "Me Against The Music" video with Britney Spears.
 
   
 
 
MadonnaTribe meets Donna De Lory

Donna De Lory is much more than Madonna's longtime back singer. She's a talented singer and author, and an incredible friend to all her fans. Donna performed a series of solo shows and attended a few in-store signings during her days off along the Re-Invention Tour last summer.
Everyone who met her was enchanted, and Paolo and Mario from MadonnaTribe were two of those lucky fans.
 
   
 
 
MadonnaTribe meets Rocky Roeger and Kelly Stewart

Bags and pipes start playing, and one of the most surprising moments of the Re-Invention Tour begins. MadonnaTribe spoke to Rocky Roeger and Kelly Stewart from USA Kilts and learned how even the traditional scottish kilt got it's very own Re-invention.
 
   
 
 
MadonnaTribe meets Victor Calderone

He's a star among today's music producers and remixers, creating an incredible number of club hits and remixes for loads of major artists. MadonnaTribe chats with the one and only Victor Calderone about his work, his music and working with the one and only Queen of Pop.
 
   
 
 
Interview with Peter Rauhofer

When superstar dee-jay Peter Rauhofer visited Russia in May 2004 to play his dj set at a local club Gaudi - he was also interviewed by Dj Sasha for radio "Monte-Carlo 102.1 FM". Journalist Denis Zaharov, a very big fan of Madonna, had also the chance to ask seven questions to Peter about his work with the Queen of Pop. Thanks to our correspondent from Russia Pasha MadonnaTribe can offer its readers a transcript of the interview.
 
   
 
 
MadonnaTribe meets Ralphi Rosario

World famous artist Ralphi Rosario talks about his music, his remixes, the Madonna tunes you know he worked on ... and some you don't know (yet). Read how his remixes of Love Profusion we all love were born and discover that Love Profusion was not his first Madonna song he was asked to work on...
 
   
 
 
MadonnaTribe meets Jackie Christie

In 2003 she's been making the transition from DJ to studio Producer and Remixer with "Nothing Fails".
Here's DJ Jackie Christie talking about her style, her projects and Madonna, opening MadonnaTribe's collection of exclusive interviews.
 
   



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