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Madonna’s gig upset May 13, 2008

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So Madonna hit the stage for Radio 1’s big weekend on Saturday.

And true to form, she wasn’t your average wallflower. In fact, she managed to stir up a bit of controversy. First off, Madge offended peeps by using the f-word twice during a broadcast of her singing stint, which went out live on BBC3.

The singer, wearing a titalicious top, introduced her song Hung Up by telling the crowd: “You guys are going to have to start f***king it up out there ‘cos I need to feel some love. I’m going to do an old song. But not too old. F*** the present. Let’s live in the past.”

This lil’ bit of excitement apparently prompted a bevy of viewer complaints, not forgetting the BBC have been warned before for allowing Madge to swear live at last year’s Live Earth gig. Meanwhile, backstage there was also a bit of a drama, as Madge and her entourage ruffled the feathers of rock band The Fratellis.

“Who does Madonna think she is?” Jon Fratelli ranted to the 3am Girls from the Daily Mirror, after she and her 70-strong crew reportedly held up rehearsals and hogged some of the food and drink backstage. “I’m not into all this,” he continued. “We’re all here to perform together. What happened to rock ‘n’ roll? Why is she (Madonna) even here?” he continued.

Oops. Sounds like Madge might have to mind her manners with her fellow musicians from now on. And her language as well, for that matter.

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Andrea Bocelli to perform in Slovakia for the first time March 10, 2008

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Following a sold-out tour of the USA, the world-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will perform for the first time in Slovakia, it was reported on Tuesday.

Before his scheduled tour of Australia, Bocelli’s only scheduled concert in Europe will be May 7, 2008 in Steel Arena in Kosice.

Bocelli, 49, has sold more than 55 million records. Con Te Partiro remained at the top of the charts around the world for more than half a year and has become the best-selling single record in the history of the recording industry.

Bocelli has recorded duets with stars such as Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, Sarah Brightman, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Bryan Adams, Eros Ramazzotti, Christina Aquilera, and Celine Dion. He sang for John Paul II, Bill Clinton, George Bush and Queen Elizabeth II.