Quick Hits: Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, Metallica, Grammy Hall of Fame, Prince, Skrillex, Junior Murvin
... legend Junior Murvin died Monday morning at his home in Portland Parish, Jamaica. According to the Jamaica Gleaner, Smith died peacefully, although he had been struggling with an advanced form of diabetes. Murvin was perhaps best known for his 1976 song "Police and Thieves," recorded by Lee "Scratch" Perry and covered by The Clash on their debut album the following year. Murvin toured and released a number of albums and singles over the years, with his final album being 1998's Wise Man. Quick Hits: Bruno Mars
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Kanye West slams Bruno Mars for 'winning all the f**king awards'
... motherfucking networks try to gas everybody up so they can sell some product with the prettiest motherfucker out." Watch footage of the onstage speech below West recently unveiled the dramatic visuals to latest Yeezus single 'Bound 2'. The video features galloping horses, swooping eagles, and his fiancee Kim Kardashian naked astride a motorbike. Inevitably, the clip has seen a varied reaction, with hundreds of parodies and memes circulating the internet within hours.Below - the 9 dumbest moments in Kanye's 'Bound 2' video Kanye West slams Bruno Mars
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Kanye Shoots Darts At 'Pretty Mother----er' Bruno Mars, VMAs And Nike
... enough sneakers, you get diminishing returns because they want you to stay in that position forever," he continued, referencing the success he has had designing sneakers for Louis Vuitton and his Air Yeezy model for Nike.He then went onto to jab at Nike CEO Mark Parker."They tried to make it as small as possible. Mark Parker even talked sh--, talking about, 'We don't even know why people like the Yeezys,' " he shouted. "They like 'em like they like the Jordans, because I was in fourth grade getting kicked out for drawing Jordans." Kanye Shoots Darts At 'Pretty Mother----er' Bruno Mars
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Bruno Mars (October 8, 1985)
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His real name is Peter Gene Hernandez. He was nicknamed "Bruno" by his father at the age of two, because he was a chubby kid and there was a famous chubby wrestler at the time named Bruno Sammartino. At the start of his career he added "Mars" to his stage name because "a lot of girls say I'm out of this world, so I was like I guess I'm from Mars."
His first brush with show business was at the age of 4. He gives more details in an interview with National Public Radio: "Dad started bringing me up onstage every night till finally they worked a little segment out for me. My mom made me an Elvis outfit, and I'd go up there and do my thing." His impersonation of Elvis also won him the role of Little Elvis in the movie Honeymoon In Vegas (1992). As a young boy, he continued to make performances impersonating Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson.
Growing up in Hawaii in a family of musicians marked his music with traces of traditional Hawaii music, reggae, pop, rock, R&B, soul, doo-wop and hip hop.
Before launching a solo career, Bruno Mars was part of a writing and production team called The Smeezingtons, with Phillip Lawrence and Ari Levine. They wrote and produced songs for other artists, including Brandy's "Long Distance
," Flo Rida's "Right Round
," and Cee-Lo Green's "Forget You
." He also sang and co-wrote the hooks for "Nothin' On You
" by B.o.B and "Billionaire
" by Travie McCoy.
He named his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans because it has songs that both women and men are going to relate to: doo-wops are for the girls, and hooligans are for the guys. His favorite song on the album is "Grenade
Supertramp founder Roger Hodgson
Roger tells the stories behind some of his biggest hits, including "Give a Little Bit," "Take the Long Way Home" and "The Logical Song."
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."
Mac Powell of Third Day
The Third Day frontman talks about some of the classic songs he wrote with the band, and what changed for his solo country album.