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Bruno Mars seduces Roskilde, dripping with absolute Finesse

Bruno Mars Roskilde 2018
It’s a music journalism cliche to call a gig ‘explosive’, but when you use as many fireworks as Bruno Mars, it’s probably justified. Last night’s headline set on Roskilde’s main Orange stage saw the singer convert this rock faithful crowd from thinking of him as another pop radio botherer, and instead a Bona Fide Entertainment Legend to pick up...

Roskilde Festival 2018, day two: Superorganism do cartwheels and Stormzy has his homecoming

Roskilde Festival 2018 day two
The 130,000 Roskilde revellers woke up to find the sun had thankfully dissipated by day two of the festival. The bravest campers put on their trainers and took off everything else for the annual ‘naked run’, where festival-goers race for free tickets to next year’s event, bits flying far and wide. When in Scandinavia and all that, but we...

These are the stage times and support acts for all of the Hyde Park British Summer Time shows

Kicking off tonight, this week sees Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time take over London's Hyde Park with shows from Roger Waters, The Cure, Bruno Mars, Eric Clapton, Michael Buble, Paul Simon and many more. Check out the stage times and support acts below. Buy British Summer Time festival tickets here Pink Floyd icon Waters will be kicking things off, before...

Pete Wentz celebrates 10 year anniversary of that time Bruno Mars photobombed him

Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz has marked the 10 year anniversary of a viral photo that saw Bruno Mars photobomb him. On April 29, 2008, Wentz was photographed by a member of the paparazzi in Los Angeles, with Mars seen in the background looking surprised. https://twitter.com/sammi_Iea/status/990378535335407617 Celebrating the photo being a decade old, Wentz tweeted this week: "Didn’t want you to...

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars settle one of three ‘Uptown Funk’ lawsuits

One of three lawsuits filed against Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' 'Uptown Funk' has been settled. In 2016, Ronson and Mars were sued for copyright infringement by Minneapolis funk band Collage, who claimed the pair's 2014 track was "an obvious, strikingly and/or substantially similar copy" of their 1983 single 'Young Girls' (hear both tracks below). TMZ now reports that both sides have agreed to drop...

Stevie Wonder defends Bruno Mars over “bullshit” cultural appropriation accusations

Stevie Wonder has spoken in defence of Bruno Mars following accusations of cultural appropriation. Mars was the subject of heated online discussion last week after writer Seren Sensei accused the star of appropriating black music. The original video that featured Sensei's criticism went viral, racking up over 3 million views. Despite collaborating with a number of African-American artists, Mars himself was born in...

Bruno Mars accused of cultural appropriation

Bruno Mars live
Bruno Mars was the subject of heated Twitter discourse this weekend, after he was accused of cultural appropriation. The 'Finesse' star came under fire as part of a online roundtable discussion, which saw writer Seren Sensei hit out at Mars for appropriating black music. The video quickly ent viral, racking up over 3 million views. “Bruno Mars 100% is a cultural appropriator,”...

Katy Perry to play Rock In Rio Lisbon 2018

Rock In Rio
Katy Perry has been announced as the closing night headliner for Rock In Rio festival in Lisbon, Portugal. The 'Chained To The Rhythm' star's only European festival performance will see her closing out the Sunday nice on June 30, alongside Jessie J, Ivete Sangalo and Hailee Steinfeld. Elsewhere, Bruno Mars, Muse, The Killers, The Chemical Brothers, Bastille and more are set...

Bruno Mars announces new tour dates with Cardi B

Cardi B and Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars has announced the final set of live dates for his '24k Magic' world tour, with the new shows set to feature Cardi B as a special guest. Mars and the Harlem rapper have become close collaborators in recent months, with Cardi guesting on a remix of the former's hit 'Finesse'. The two artists performed the track live at...

Bruno Mars calls for hip-hop Super Bowl halftime show

Bruno Mars has called for the NFL to organise a hip-hop halftime show next year, featuring performances from the likes of Lil Jon, Outkast and Gucci Mane. The 'Finesse' singer, who headlined the halftime show in 2014, appealed to the NFL on Twitter after it was announced that the 2019 Super Bowl will be held in Atlanta. The city is widely...