The Beat 8/28: Madonna on Elton John, Papa Roach Singer's Surgery, Missy Elliott's Singles

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MADONNA VS. ELTON JOHN: A war of words transpired earlier this year between the music legends/rivals: John advised Madonna to "make sure you lip-synch good" at the Super Howl halftime show, and gave a negative prediction of Madonna's Golden Globes chances when her song was nominated against his at this year's ceremony. Soon after, John's husband, David Furnish, was dissing Madonna on Facebook. THE WINNER: Madonna, since she actually won the Golden Globe, and delivered an impressive Super Bowl halftime performance. John's recent bashing of Madonna seems innocuous but oddly timed.

Welcome to the Tuesday, August 28 edition of "The Beat,"'s daily music news show, featuring host Jonathan Brooks running down the latest music news -- who's making headlines and who's topping the charts.

In today's episode, J.B. serves up the latest on Madonna making nice with Elton John (kinda), Papa Roach leaving the Uproar Festival Tour so that frontman Jacoby Shaddix can undergo vocal cord surgery, Missy Elliott's two upcoming singles, and more.

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