Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Madonna's true blue speech

Madonna's true blue speech

Madonna accepted her place in the books of rock'n'roll history last night with a foul mouthed shot at the audience and a drugs confession.

The singer addressed the audience as 'mother f*****s' before recalling on memories of a drug taking past.

She first spoke of a time when she met her long time publicist Liz Rosenberg, confessing she was 'smoking a joint'.

She then revealed she split an ecstasy pill with a music executive who she gave her first demo tape to.
Earlier, the global Queen of Pop spoke of being possessed by magic as she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

"I felt like I had been possessed by some magic and luckily for me I have been miraculously and continuously possessed by some kind of magic," Madonna said at the annual Hall of Fame ceremony in New York.

"I have gone on to do so many things in my life, from writing children's books, to designing clothes, to directing a film. But for me it always does, and it always will, come back to the music.'

Madonna, 49, was inducted by pop star Justin Timberlake, who has co-written and co-produced half the songs on her new album "Hard Candy," which is released next month.

"Nobody has gotten into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame looking this damn fine," he said. "You're no old museum piece."

Madonna made her debut in 1982 and her first album "Madonna", including hits such as "Holiday," "Borderline" and "Lucky Star", helped her become one of the best-selling pop artists, with more then 200 million albums sold worldwide.

Other artists inducted into the Hall of Fame included Leonard Cohen, rocker John Mellencamp, British pop band The Dave Clark Five and instrumental group The Ventures.

Artists become eligible for the Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first single or album and are represented in an exhibition at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

While The Dave Clark Five and Mellencamp had been nominated before, this was the first year Madonna was eligible. Iggy & The Stooges performed rock versions of her pop hits "Burning Up" and "Ray of Light" after her induction.

Cohen, a gravel-voiced Canadian whose songs tell of love and sex, faith and betrayal, is among the most literary of songwriters.

He published four books of poetry and two novels before trying music, partly to escape being a starving artist.

"This is a very unlikely occasion for me. It is not a distinction that I coveted or even dared dream about," he said before reciting the lyrics to "Tower of Song" from his 1988 album "I'm Your Man." He was inducted by Lou Reed.