The Scottish bagpiper Madonna hired to perform as part of her REINVENTION TOUR has dismissed talk that her nickname is MADGE.

LORNE COUSIN, 31, was asked to join Madonna on her current world tour after impressing her at Stella Mccartney's wedding last September (03) and claims the much discussed moniker is a British invention.

Cousin says, "I think it's just a British thing.

"The band and dancers either called her Madonna or M.

"She was friendly and on first name terms with everyone. She makes sure she can remember your name from a crowd of 100."

17/08/2004 16:59