Madonna Hacker Suspect Arrested in Israel

Police in Israel have arrested a local man on suspicion of hacking into Madonna’s computer and releasing demo versions of songs on her new album Rebel Heart online.

Israeli television’s Channel 2 news reports that the 39-year-old was arrested Wednesday following a month-long investigation involving a private investigation firm and the cyber crime unit of Israel’s Lahav 433, a crime-fighting organization comparable to the FBI. The firm said it then traced the source of the computer to Tel Aviv and contacted Lahav 433, which continued the formal investigation. The resulting in a warrant to search the suspect’s home, culminating in the arrest.

Several demos from Madonna’s Rebel Heart album leaked online in December, a move the artist called “artist rape” and “a form of terrorism.”

Speaking to Billboard, Madonna’s longtime manager Guy Oseary called the leak “devastating” and said it prompted the surprise pre-release of six songs from Rebel Heart on Dec. 20 on iTunes.

Rebel Heart – track list revealed!

01. Living For Love (3:38)
02. Devil Pray (4:05)
03. Ghosttown (4:09)
04. Unapologetic Bitch (3:51)
05. Illuminati (3:44)
06. Bitch I’m Madonna (feat. Nicki Minaj) (3:47)
07. Hold Tight (3:37)
08. Joan of Arc (4:01)
09. Iconic (feat. Chance The Rapper & Mike Tyson) (4:33)
10. HeartBreakCity (3:33)
11. Body Shop (3:39)
12. Holy Water (4:09)
13. Inside Out (4:23)
14. Wash All Over Me (4:00)
15. Best Night (3:33)
16. Veni Vedi Vici (feat. Nas) (4:39)
17. S.E.X. (4:11)
18. Messiah (3:22)
19. Rebel Heart (3:21)

Living For Love Remixes

“Living for Love remixes dropping soon online and Beatport (for you mr. Dj)”

01. Living For Love (Erick Morillo Remix)
02. Living For Love (Offer Nissim Living For Drama Remix) listen
03. Living For Love (Djemba Djemba Club Mix) listen
04. Living For Love (THRILL Remix) listen
05. Living For Love (Dirty Pop Club Remix) listen
06. Living For Love (DJ Paulo Remix)
07. Living For Love (Mike Rizzo Funk Generation Club Mix) listen

Madonna filming the video for Living For Love

Madonna officially started shooting “Living For Love” video in New York. In December 2014, Oseary announced that a music video is scheduled to be released in early February 2015. New video will be inspired by Francis Bacon. Madonna posted his lithograph “Study for a bullfight no. 1″ on instagram and also a picture from upcoming Living For Love video. According to an interview with V-Couture German designer Verena Dietzel on Radio Bremen she created clothing for the video, as well as for a possible Grammy Awards appearance. In total four different corsets were shipped off to New York. Madonna also recruited the designer B. Akerlund, who already worked with her on Celebration, Jump & 4 Minutes videos, was responsible for the amazing half time show Super Bowl and 2006 Grammy Awards.

Madonna to perform at Brit Awards 2015

The Material Girl singer is set to grace the stage at the bash next month, showcasing new material to UK audiences for the first time. Get ready to get Into the Groove, as we can reveal that the Brits are to feature Madonna – 20 YEARS after she last performed at the awards. The Material Girl singer is set to grace the stage at the bash next month, showcasing new material to UK audiences for the first time.

Sources tell us Madge, 56, is “99% confirmed” to perform songs from her new Rebel Heart album. But bosses will be keen to get a megamix (or Madge-a-mix, if you will) of some of her greatest hits as a huge finale.

A source close to the star tells us: “Madonna wants to perform to the biggest number of people for the maximum impact and there’s no better place for a controversy-filled Madonna performance than the Brits. She has already confirmed she will perform at the Grammys, when she will debut the new music. But her album is due out on March 9, a month after the LA ceremony, so she wants another large platform to perform her songs on just before it is released.”

A Brit Awards source said: “The final line-up is not yet confirmed.” A spokeswoman for Madonna said it was “just speculative” the star would take to the stage. Acts performing at London’s O2 arena on February 25 include Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith.

Ariana Grande, Madonna Among First 57th GRAMMY Performers

B7MrN4TCMAEMVF3GRAMMY-winning hard rock veterans AC/DC, country rocker Eric Church, pop star Ariana Grande, seven-time GRAMMY-winning pop icon Madonna, and singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran are the first performers announced for the 57th GRAMMY Awards telecast. AC/DC, Church and Grande will be performing on the GRAMMY stage for the first time.

Music’s Biggest Night will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 8 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).