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Grammys Bring Out Another Blockbuster Show

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The 55th annual Grammy Awards show honored several breakout acts this year, drawing from an eclectic group of artists.

The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach actually led the night with four trophies, sweeping the rock categories (song, album and performance) while also nabbing a Grammy for producer of the year.

British folk band Mumford & Sons won Album of the Year for Babel, indie-pop act Fun. won Song of the Year for “We Are Young,” Halestorm was honored with the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for “Love Bites (So Do I)” and Australian singer Gotye won Record of the Year for “Somebody That I Used to Know.”

Gretsch signature artist Tim Armstrong might not have won an award with his punk outfit Rancid, but the singer-songwriter did take home some hardware for his collaboration with reggae icon Jimmy Cliff. (more…)

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Bruno Mars Reps Gretsch On Cover Of April’s Playboy

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Bruno Mars brought out a special green Gretsch G6118 on the cover of the April edition of Playboy, which is on newsstands now.

Mars is only the 10th male to appear on the cover, joining Peter Sellers (April 1964), Burt Reynolds (October 1979), Steve Martin (January 1980), Donald Trump (March 1990), Dan Aykroyd (August 1993), Jerry Seinfeld (October 1993) Leslie Nielsen (February 1996) Gene Simmons, (March 1999) and Seth Rogen (April 2009).

He’s also the first to hold a Gretsch guitar.

In a Q&A inside the magazine, Mars picked the legendary Jimi Hendrix when asked if he could play with any musician, dead or alive.

“I think he’s the greatest guitar player in the world, and I would want to see him do his thing in person,” Mars said.  ”He’s the reason I picked up a guitar in the first place.”

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Bruno Mars Wins Two MTV EMAs

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Bruno Mars took home some hardware at the 2011 MTV EMAs Sunday night in Belfast, as the Hawaiian musician won Best New Artist and Best MTV Push Artist.

In the Best New Artist category, Mars was up against Jessie J, Far East Movement, LMFAO and Wiz Khalifa.

As for best MTV Push Artist, he was joined by Alexis Jordan, Big Time Rush, Far East Movement, Jessie J, Katy B, LMFAO, Neon Trees, Theophilus London and Wiz Khalifa.

Mars even offered a performance of his hit song “Marry You,” rocking a Gretsch G6128T-1962 Duo Jet throughout.

For more information about Mars, go to his official website.

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Help Bruno Mars Name his Gretsch

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11/12 – UPDATE: Here’s Bruno Mars performing “Grenade,” his second single from debut album Doo-Wops and Hooligans on David Letterman.

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Bruno Mars will be playing his brand spanking new G6118T Anniversary tonight on David Letterman, and per his tweet below, is apparently looking for some help with naming his newest guitar.

“I just got a new Gretsch Guitar! You know I gotta give it a name.What should I call it? I want to name after one of ya’ll! the lines are open!”

Tweet him back with your suggestions @BrunoMars.

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