Music Notes: Madonna Video Banned

Oh, that Madonna. She just can't stay away from controversy.

MTV and VH1 gave her new video "What It Feels Like For A Girl" its first and only airing Tuesday evening. The video has been deemed too violent for the networks. It features Madonna stealing a car and then crashing the vehicle, robbing an ATM and pointing a weapon at a police officer.

MTV and VH1 paired the video with a news feature to let viewers have a look, but say they won't air it again.

Madonna fans can head north to check it out. Canada's MuchMusic cable channel says it will continue to air the clip after 9 p.m.

Jane's Addiction Tour?

There's good news for fans of the alternative rock band Jane's Addiction. The group, whose hits include "Been Caught Stealing," is set to play two dates in California this spring, including the Coachella festival at the end of April.

Now there's word lead singer Perry Farrell and guitarist Dave Navarro want to keep the music coming. Sonicnet reports they are considering a full tour.

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea will stand in as bassist for the California gigs, as he did on their last tour. Although he may not be available for future dates since the Chili Peppers are working on a new album.

Ally Gets Stung

Sting is heading to Boston in search of a new lawyer.

The singer is the latest celeb to make a guest appearance on Ally McBeal. The Fox series has also featured Barry White, Tina Turner and Al Green.

Sting will appear, as himself, on the April 30 episode. Faced with a lawsuit from a fan, he hires a lawyer, played by Robert Downey Jr., to take on the case.


Punk rocker Joey Ramone, of The Ramones, is battling cancer. The 49-year-old is hospitalized with lymphoma. A representative said he is "doing better and better." … Billy Joel and Eric Clapton will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 14 in New York.

ABCNEWS Radio and's Buck Wolf and Nancy Chandross contributed to this report.