After Jim Farber of the New York Daily News asked why Madonna tours so often, Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com responded by saying, “It’s the money, honey.” Friedman said Madonna, who like Barbra Streisand doesn’t receive publishing royalties for her hits because she didn’t write them, forcing the singer to tour to make money in lieu of declining record sales. He writes, “You can put Cher and Celine Dion in this category, too. Only Mariah Carey was smart enough to make sure her name was on every hit she ever warbled.” Read more.
Madge To Steam Up MSG – By Lowering AC
June 29, 2006 – Jim Farber of the New York Daily News previewed Madonna’s several shows at Madison Square Garden and advised fans to dress for the gig which won’t have air conditioning. “Madonna has launched three giant road shows in just this decade, which means she may be going to the idea well too often,” he writes. “No wonder her latest foray only rarely manages to be as hot as the venue.”