2357 posts categorized "MUSIC"

Sep 25 2015
Need To Know: REBEL HEART-On + Pope Has 'em On The Ropes + Tears For Fears + The Spy Who Loved Cock + Caitlyn Marie's Crisis + New Hercules Is A Marvel + MORE! Comments (0)

Madonna-Matthew-RettenmundYes, it actually did taste a bit like holy water.

*widget boy cultureAmazing coverage of Madonna in Philly, her “Popey-Wopey” dedication.

*widget boy cultureBuy my book on Amazon or BN or anywhere you buy books.

*widget boy cultureAnother devastating Stonewall review.

*widget boy cultureThe Pope spanks Congress.

*widget boy cultureNO MORE TEARS: The Speaker has left the House ... or is about to.

*widget boy cultureSam Smith's Bond theme is here.

*widget boy cultureAmazing Dancer from the Dance to get film version 40 years on!

**See Dancer from the Dance's 1st 'n' last lines, plus those of many more gay classics.**

*widget boy cultureTim Tebow tries dating a woman.

*widget boy cultureEric Decker is rock-hard!

*widget boy cultureJUICY: On how to write someone else's memoir

*widget boy cultureCaitlyn Marie Jenner is now legally a woman.

*widget boy cultureStr8 boy who bottoms and swallows? Put a ring on THAT.

*widget boy cultureGHOULISH: Ghost Adventures couple dead in murder-suicide.

*widget boy cultureMarvel's new leather-daddy Hercules looks like Jaxton Wheeler!

Screen Shot 2015-09-25 at 2.48.42 PMPhoto by Matthew Rettenmund. Bodies by God.

Sep 24 2015
Front-Loaded Comments (0)
Sep 23 2015
RIP Edwige, Queen Of Paris Punk Comments (0)

12052370_10206447519841117_8022678531671109078_oEdwige, the Queen of Paris Punk

Edwige Belmore, a staple of Parisian and downtown NYC nightlife in the '70s and '80s, has died.

Vogue has a lovely reminiscence of the punk fashion plate. Her longtime friend Maripol, a stylist noted for Madonna's BOY TOY look, posted wryly on Facebook of the flattering piece, “Why wait when people pass to give them the exposure they deserve?”

In-memoriam-of-edwige-belmore-01The beauty triptych: Edwige, Maripol and Bianca Jagger, early '80s

As Vogue notes:

11222404_1078754555483007_4891759580694843765_n[She] palled around with Yves Saint Laurent, Loulou de la Falaise, Bianca Jagger, and Farida Khelfa. She was photographed by Helmut Newton, Maripol [pictured below], and Pierre et Gilles [pictured at left]; reportedly dated both Sade and Grace Jones; kissed Andy Warhol on the cover of Façade (“The Queen of Punk Meets the Pope of Pop”); and walked the runway for both Jean Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler. At the former’s 1979 James Bond extravaganza, she took to the catwalk in ripped fishnets and a black feathered jacket, singing “My Way” (the Sid Vicious version, bien sûr).

But Belmore was much more than the boldface names she’s often associated with.

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Amazon Race: ENCYCLOPEDIA MADONNICA Is Here! Comments (0)

*******FINACL BW COVER JPEGCover photo by Richard Corman. Book design by Anthony Coombs.

Finally, it's here.

It took a year from the time of my successful Kickstarter campaign, but my Encyclopedia Madonnica 20—an update of my original Madonna bio from 1995—is now finished and ready to be digested, argued about, praised, and trashed ... just like Madonna herself.

If you were one of the people who gave $45 or more to my Kickstarter campaign in fall 2014,or if you bought a book from me via Paypal in July 2015, your Limited Edition, which has an exclusive cover by Pegasus Street Artist that looks like this:


... is either on its way to you or soon will be. IF YOU ORDERED A BOOK AND DON'T HAVE IT 30 DAYS FROM TODAY, FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL ME AT THAT TIME: matthewrettenmund@gmail.com.

Full disclosure: Because I collected money in advance, I am stuck now having to sit and individually order each of those copies from my printer, one by one. All 500. Yeah. So please be patient, and please know I am impatiently trying to get your book to you. Those people will also receive, separately in the mail, a signed/numbered bookplate. The bookplates look like this:


The first 100 copies get the '70s illustration, the next 100 get the '80s and so on. No one can request the era they want; it's all pre-assigned. Alejandro Mogollo outdid himself on these collectible bookplates, as well as on the 20+ images he contributed to my book.

Here is a sample of a new illustration (not in my book) that Alejandro just did to give you another taste of his brilliance:

12038993_10206629141440273_4163913888625778184_oIllustration by Alejandro Mogollo

The people who paid early got the benefit of a discounted price for a limited version of the book, but the regular edition ($65) is also very cool—the limited edition is 600 pages, while the regular is still 584, and the regular edition has a never-ever-before-seen image of Madonna and her gang circa 1983 on the back cover.

For anyone still interested in a limited edition, I am going to see how many I have left after I ship all my sold copies. It won't be many, so I can't play favorites and alert people individually. My plan is to eBay those last remaining copies so everyone has a chance; and I would eBay however many are left simultaneously so the prices remain sane.

THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who has contributed. Please share this link (and use hashtags #EncyclopediaMadonnica and #EM20) to help me move some books:


I'm seeing my final Rebel Heart Tour show in Philly tomorrow, so this is a big week for closure!

Stay tuned for news of an NYC book party!!!

Need To Know: Bush League + Drug CEO Dragged + Very Happy Birthday + Shot In The Dark + Piece Of Him + MORE! Comments (0)

Tumblr_ntz9ap7XxO1untprdo1_500Brow ... just ... brow!

*widget boy cultureThose eyebrows, though! Images

*widget boy cultureObamas welcome the Pope in D.C.

*widget boy cultureEvil Martin Shrkeli will lower drug price after outcry, before going to hell.

*widget boy cultureWarner/Chappell loses massive copyright case regarding “Happy Birthday.”

*widget boy cultureLIFE BEGINS AT DECEPTION: Carly Fiorina is a bald-faced liar.

*widget boy cultureTeacher tells kid that being left-handed is satanic.

*widget boy cultureNYPD cop blew away an innocent person, claims he was tipsy.

*widget boy cultureHa-ha hot:


*widget boy cultureSexy Britney dancer goes nekkid.

*widget boy cultureFranklin Graham seriously thinks the Muppets are subversive.

*widget boy cultureBrand-new, 70-year-old cabinets.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's “Don't Cry for Me Argentina” moment.

*widget boy cultureAmy Schumer ate something precious to Jake Gyllenhaal.

*widget boy cultureJockstrap fever. Images


Sep 22 2015
Bitch, He's Not Madonna Comments (0)

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Zexy Dimitry M. Zicro turns in the best accordion rendition of “Bitch I'm Madonna” you're likely to hear.

Need To Know: Reading STONEWALL The Riot Act + Peen For A Gay + Pat-Down Put-Down + The In-N-Out Crowd + Walker Walks + New Direction + Oh, Henry! + Swift Werk + MORE! Comments (0)

Fc385963-6bb3-4de8-8ac2-309e8dcc3da4-2060x1236Stonewallinsists ... that what actually happened isn't good enough.”

*widget boy cultureStonewall a stinker? This review agrees with me on the Sesame Street vibe. Rugbynu

*widget boy cultureCould this Dieux du Stade jock's peen really be this huge?

*widget boy cultureTrans TSA horror story—this is really so wrong.

*widget boy cultureThese biceps deserve their own zip code.

*widget boy cultureBURGER QUEEN: Meet In-N-Out royalty!

*widget boy cultureSome guy named “Scott Walker” is was running for prez.

*widget boy cultureIn the locker room with shirtless Danny Amendola.

*widget boy cultureDavid Sedaris on gay marriage. READ IT.

*widget boy cultureAnnoyingly sexy thief.

*widget boy cultureNew One Direction album, Made In the A.M.

UnnamedMorning wood

*widget boy cultureAzealia Banks makes scene on plane, calls attendant “fucking faggot.” Harry

*widget boy cultureHOTTEST Henry Cavill outtakes: Beard 'n' bulge.

*widget boy cultureGrace Jones is coming for Kanye!

*widget boy cultureHillary's lead over Bernie grows.

*widget boy culturePrince Harry's acting debut.

*widget boy cultureMutinous Sen. Chuck Schumer (D?-New York) takes ratings hit.

*widget boy cultureSean Penn, tired of being labeled a wifebeater, sues Lee Daniels.

*widget boy cultureTaylor Swift makes this kid's life:


Finally got to meet Dylan, the 7-year-old who passionately danced to Shake It Off on Ellen--- and this happened.

A video posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Sep 21, 2015 at 10:42pm PDT

*widget boy cultureKim Davis's alleged gay friends need to be IDed, denied dick.

Kim-Davis“I have been called things and names that I didn't even say when I was in the world.” (Um, you are in the world???)

Sep 20 2015
Dropping Singles, Ready To Mingle Comments (0)

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Via Billboard: Dreamy Matt Bomer talks Hozier and cutting a record at iHeartRadio Music Fest.


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