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Thread started 06/22/17 3:01pm

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Video: Bruno Mars posts Prince tribute rehearsal footage to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the "Purple Rain" album

Bruno Mars posts rehearsal footage of his Grammy Awards Prince tribute performance to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the release of the "Purple Rain" album.

"33 years ago this Sunday, Prince and his band, The Revolution, released Purple Rain, one of the most important albums of all time. To celebrate the anniversary weekend, here’s a behind the scenes look of us rehearsing for the tribute we did at the 59th Grammy Awards."


https://m.youtube.com/wat...ol9_yg8H8s
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Reply #1 posted 06/22/17 3:11pm

Number23

Shite.
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Reply #2 posted 06/22/17 4:24pm

tmcjb

"Shite" is generous. He already copies off Prince heavily. Him wearing the Purple Rain outfit left an awful taste in my mouth.

"Like the drummer said, you got to die."
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Reply #3 posted 06/22/17 4:31pm

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Latin, love your posts, so this is not directed at you, please keep em comin man.

I thought Bruno dressed up as Prince, with his guitar, mimicking him, was a disturbing way to pay tribute to Prince. It was more about Bruno selling records than about any respect for Prince. I don't blame Bruno, his managers saw an opportunity and they took it. How to exploit the memory of a true genius to sell more Bruno records.

Not denying that Bruno has skills, he does, but trying, and I do mean 'trying' to be Prince in every way, is not a tribute, it is dress up and make believe.



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"You always get the dream that you deserve, from what you value the most" -Prince 2013
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Reply #4 posted 06/22/17 4:47pm

purplepoppy

Bruno started out as an Elvis impersonator at age 4. I think maybe the Prince outfit was a nod to that but it just did not work.


[Edited 6/22/17 17:05pm]

Brand new boogie without the hero.
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Reply #5 posted 06/22/17 4:53pm

truefunk

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Hated it the fist time I saw it on the show, not watching this😐
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Reply #6 posted 06/22/17 5:06pm

OnlyNDaUsa

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I appreciate the gesture but nope

"I was raped by the Arkansas AG who then becomes Governor & President..." Juanita Broaddrick
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Reply #7 posted 06/22/17 5:26pm

endiadj

Geez, ya' ll hate everyone who pays tribute to Prince. I prefer the likes of Bruno, Sheila and the Revolution paying tribute, playing his music and keeping his name in the spotlight than ex-wives writing gossip books defaming him. Thank you Bruno!
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Reply #8 posted 06/22/17 5:32pm

jjam

truefunk said:

Hated it the fist time I saw it on the show, not watching this😐

I'd sooner fist myself that watch it again.

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Reply #9 posted 06/22/17 5:35pm

luvsexy4all

i thought this guy had a lucrative career...why does he need to rehash this dreck???

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Reply #10 posted 06/22/17 5:35pm

luvsexy4all

jjam said:

truefunk said:

Hated it the fist time I saw it on the show, not watching this😐

I'd sooner fist myself that watch it again.

and id sooner watch u ...

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Reply #11 posted 06/22/17 11:43pm

Identity

I regret watching that nausea-inducing video. confused

Fear no evil.
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Reply #12 posted 06/23/17 4:43am

leecaldon

luvsexy4all said:

i thought this guy had a lucrative career...why does he need to rehash this dreck???

Through a love of Prince?

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Reply #13 posted 06/23/17 4:59am

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It showed the GRAMMY's had no clue about PRINCE. For a guy who preffered Female artists and vocalists and band members there was no sign of a WOMAN in that tribute at all, just the TIME who were gracious with their feelings, and then Bruno playing trick or treat going to a costume party, almost as tacky as Gaga the year before.


"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #14 posted 06/23/17 8:33am

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I thought Bruno did a decent job. Where was all this criticism the night of Grammys?
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Reply #15 posted 06/23/17 9:04am

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I thought Bruno did a decent job. Where was all this criticism the night of Grammys?

lol Oh they criticized him all right... In the Prince forum there was about 6 threads all bashing Bruno's set.

Like get the fuck out of here, all you old, nasty orgers who think you know Prince better than he knew himself lol lol lol can go cry a river.

Prince would've approved of Bruno's tribute just as much he would've approved Sheila E's, Kravitz's, D Angelo's... because there's one essential thing to consider: The iconography of Prince's Purple Rain... when you see dancers all over the world wearing an MJ Thriller jacket, or Beat It jacket, dancing like zombies... that's when you know how iconic Thriller was... This is why Bruno wore the exact outfit Prince did in the movie, because this is a popularizing way of paying tribute... that was a righteous homage to the movie, to the fans, to the spirit of Purple Rain, Bruno did exactly the same choreography of Prince's LGC set... that's the root definition of a tribute... IF you wanna pay tribute to Charlie Chaplin, you wear his outfit and go on stage and mimic him because that's gonna remind the audience of how cool he was, how funny he was and how monumental the outfit is... Now, of course you can show respect to his craft in many ways, but that form of tribute (what orgers blatantly describe as 'karaoke') is what exactly honors the inner force of the act that Prince pulled off in the picture & album.

Why didn't y'all bash Janelle Monae the same way you do with Bruno when she wore this:

Image result for janelle monae kiss prince tribute

Image result for janelle monae kiss prince tribute

Or Erykah Badu:

Image result for erykah badu Prince tribute

Image result for prince u got the look

Or Jennifer Hudson:

Image result for d angelo prince tribute

The only genuine reason for your bombastic critique of Bruno's performance is because you can't stand the guy, just say it lol lol If you're a true fan of Prince's, you'll appreciate that he's been paid tribute that way, with the Purple Rain outfit, exact choreorgraphy, guitar solo. But no, your stinky, butthurt old asses are stuck in 87 and worship Prince so much you can't get out of your bubble. lol

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. - Buddha
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Reply #16 posted 06/23/17 9:24am

purplepoppy

I am out of the bubble. Prefer tributes to the MAN. Not the Purple Rain album/movie bubble. Does your sig line apply to you Shawy89? You seem pretty angry yourself.

Edit: My positive comment. Great photos!

[Edited 6/23/17 12:40pm]

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Reply #17 posted 06/23/17 10:17am

EmmaMcG

Shawy89 said:




MotownSubdivision said:


I thought Bruno did a decent job. Where was all this criticism the night of Grammys?

lol Oh they criticized him all right... In the Prince forum there was about 6 threads all bashing Bruno's set.



Like get the fuck out of here, all you old, nasty orgers who think you know Prince better than he knew himself lol lol lol can go cry a river.



Prince would've approved of Bruno's tribute just as much he would've approved Sheila E's, Kravitz's, D Angelo's... because there's one essential thing to consider: The iconography of Prince's Purple Rain... when you see dancers all over the world wearing an MJ Thriller jacket, or Beat It jacket, dancing like zombies... that's when you know how iconic Thriller was... This is why Bruno wore the exact outfit Prince did in the movie, because this is a popularizing way of paying tribute... that was a righteous homage to the movie, to the fans, to the spirit of Purple Rain, Bruno did exactly the same choreography of Prince's LGC set... that's the root definition of a tribute... IF you wanna pay tribute to Charlie Chaplin, you wear his outfit and go on stage and mimic him because that's gonna remind the audience of how cool he was, how funny he was and how monumental the outfit is... Now, of course you can show respect to his craft in many ways, but that form of tribute (what orgers blatantly describe as 'karaoke') is what exactly honors the inner force of the act that Prince pulled off in the picture & album.



Why didn't y'all bash Janelle Monae the same way you do with Bruno when she wore this:



Image result for janelle monae kiss prince tribute




Image result for janelle monae kiss prince tribute




Or Erykah Badu:



Image result for erykah badu Prince tribute




Image result for prince u got the look




Or Jennifer Hudson:



Image result for d angelo prince tribute




The only genuine reason for your bombastic critique of Bruno's performance is because you can't stand the guy, just say it lol lol If you're a true fan of Prince's, you'll appreciate that he's been paid tribute that way, with the Purple Rain outfit, exact choreorgraphy, guitar solo. But no, your stinky, butthurt old asses are stuck in 87 and worship Prince so much you can't get out of your bubble. lol



I wasn't even born in 87 and whether Prince would have approved of it or not is irrelevant to me because I didn't like it. smile
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Reply #18 posted 06/23/17 10:26am

mjscarousal

The disdain the org has for Bruno is unfounded. disbelief Here is a guy that ALWAYS acknowledges Prince and his influence. He geniunely respects Prince and never misses an opportunity to say how much Prince has touched his life. Im glad they chose Bruno Mar to do the tribute. I rather him than some random pop star who doesn't truly respect Prince. The fact that he is posting the rehearsal video to recognize the legacy of the Purple Rain album shows that he truly respects him. I would think Prince fans would be happy about this....disbelief Can't win for losing

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Reply #19 posted 06/23/17 10:36am

purplepoppy

For the record I am not a Bruno hater. I like him.

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Reply #20 posted 06/23/17 11:06am

EmmaMcG

mjscarousal said:

The disdain the org has for Bruno is unfounded. disbelief Here is a guy that ALWAYS acknowledges Prince and his influence. He geniunely respects Prince and never misses an opportunity to say how much Prince has touched his life. Im glad they chose Bruno Mar to do the tribute. I rather him than some random pop star who doesn't truly respect Prince. The fact that he is posting the rehearsal video to recognize the legacy of the Purple Rain album shows that he truly respects him. I would think Prince fans would be happy about this....disbelief Can't win for losing

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I know your comment isn't directly aimed at me but as much as I can appreciate what Bruno Mars was trying to do, I just don't think his performance was good. The song didn't suit him. The outfit definitely didn't suit him. There was just something off about the whole thing. I think he would have been better off doing something like Let's Work or Sexy Dancer.
I'll admit that I'm not his biggest fan (although Chunky is fantastic) and I don't like many of his songs, but I like how he pays homage and brings new audiences to musical genres that don't much attention from younger listeners (people my age and below). In that respect, he was a good choice to perform a tribute to Prince. But like I said, the song choice was wrong and he didn't do it justice.
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Reply #21 posted 06/23/17 11:39am

mjscarousal

EmmaMcG said:

mjscarousal said:

The disdain the org has for Bruno is unfounded. disbelief Here is a guy that ALWAYS acknowledges Prince and his influence. He geniunely respects Prince and never misses an opportunity to say how much Prince has touched his life. Im glad they chose Bruno Mar to do the tribute. I rather him than some random pop star who doesn't truly respect Prince. The fact that he is posting the rehearsal video to recognize the legacy of the Purple Rain album shows that he truly respects him. I would think Prince fans would be happy about this....disbelief Can't win for losing

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I know your comment isn't directly aimed at me but as much as I can appreciate what Bruno Mars was trying to do, I just don't think his performance was good. The song didn't suit him. The outfit definitely didn't suit him. There was just something off about the whole thing. I think he would have been better off doing something like Let's Work or Sexy Dancer. I'll admit that I'm not his biggest fan (although Chunky is fantastic) and I don't like many of his songs, but I like how he pays homage and brings new audiences to musical genres that don't much attention from younger listeners (people my age and below). In that respect, he was a good choice to perform a tribute to Prince. But like I said, the song choice was wrong and he didn't do it justice.

I understand. Its not just this thread though. The org has a odd disdain for him and I will never understand it. I didn't think the tribute was THAT bad but that's my opinion.

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Reply #22 posted 06/23/17 12:20pm

EmmaMcG

mjscarousal said:



EmmaMcG said:


mjscarousal said:

The disdain the org has for Bruno is unfounded. disbelief Here is a guy that ALWAYS acknowledges Prince and his influence. He geniunely respects Prince and never misses an opportunity to say how much Prince has touched his life. Im glad they chose Bruno Mar to do the tribute. I rather him than some random pop star who doesn't truly respect Prince. The fact that he is posting the rehearsal video to recognize the legacy of the Purple Rain album shows that he truly respects him. I would think Prince fans would be happy about this....disbelief Can't win for losing


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I know your comment isn't directly aimed at me but as much as I can appreciate what Bruno Mars was trying to do, I just don't think his performance was good. The song didn't suit him. The outfit definitely didn't suit him. There was just something off about the whole thing. I think he would have been better off doing something like Let's Work or Sexy Dancer. I'll admit that I'm not his biggest fan (although Chunky is fantastic) and I don't like many of his songs, but I like how he pays homage and brings new audiences to musical genres that don't much attention from younger listeners (people my age and below). In that respect, he was a good choice to perform a tribute to Prince. But like I said, the song choice was wrong and he didn't do it justice.


I understand. Its not just this thread though. The org has a odd disdain for him and I will never understand it. I didn't think the tribute was THAT bad but that's my opinion.



I remember when his album came out there was a lot of unwarranted negativity around it alright. He's good at what he does, if you're into that. I'm personally not but I'll gladly take him over the majority of what's charting these days.
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Reply #23 posted 06/23/17 1:06pm

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At first, I didn't like the performance by Bruno. It seemed very karaoke and like he was trying to hard. However, I do admire the heart/class he showed trying to honor Prince. As far as todays pop artists go, he is an ideal choice (vs people like Drake, Katy Perry, etc).

Much like Kravitz and the various performers of the BET awards in 2016 (Monae, Badu), the only critique I have is that these tributes are 1980's centric. Otherwise, I enjoyed them for what they are/were.

"Old man's gotta be the old man. Fish has got to be the fish."
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Reply #24 posted 06/23/17 1:19pm

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COMPUTERBLUE1984 said:

At first, I didn't like the performance by Bruno. It seemed very karaoke and like he was trying to hard. However, I do admire the heart/class he showed trying to honor Prince. As far as todays pop artists go, he is an ideal choice (vs people like Drake, Katy Perry, etc).

Much like Kravitz and the various performers of the BET awards in 2016 (Monae, Badu), the only critique I have is that these tributes are 1980's centric. Otherwise, I enjoyed them for what they are/were.

Sensible approach to an unfathomable loss. cool

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Reply #25 posted 06/23/17 2:29pm

mjscarousal

EmmaMcG said:

mjscarousal said:

I understand. Its not just this thread though. The org has a odd disdain for him and I will never understand it. I didn't think the tribute was THAT bad but that's my opinion.

I remember when his album came out there was a lot of unwarranted negativity around it alright. He's good at what he does, if you're into that. I'm personally not but I'll gladly take him over the majority of what's charting these days.

thumbs up! I respect that.

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Reply #26 posted 06/23/17 2:31pm

mjscarousal

COMPUTERBLUE1984 said:

At first, I didn't like the performance by Bruno. It seemed very karaoke and like he was trying to hard. However, I do admire the heart/class he showed trying to honor Prince. As far as todays pop artists go, he is an ideal choice (vs people like Drake, Katy Perry, etc).

Much like Kravitz and the various performers of the BET awards in 2016 (Monae, Badu), the only critique I have is that these tributes are 1980's centric. Otherwise, I enjoyed them for what they are/were.

nod

I kinda felt this way as well which is why I couldn't call it the best performance of the night although it was second to Tribe Called Quest performance. I did admire the passion and heart he put into honoring Prince in the performance.

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Reply #27 posted 06/23/17 3:11pm

Dasein

mjscarousal said:

The disdain the org has for Bruno is unfounded. disbelief Here is a guy that ALWAYS acknowledges Prince and his influence. He geniunely respects Prince and never misses an opportunity to say how much Prince has touched his life. Im glad they chose Bruno Mar to do the tribute. I rather him than some random pop star who doesn't truly respect Prince. The fact that he is posting the rehearsal video to recognize the legacy of the Purple Rain album shows that he truly respects him. I would think Prince fans would be happy about this....disbelief Can't win for losing

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I'm with you on this, for the most part, in that I have no problem with Bruno Mars and I thought
this was not an offense to Prince's legacy.


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Reply #28 posted 06/23/17 3:43pm

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I like Bruno a lot, but the outfit didn't suit him well. Let's Dance would have been much better. In the other hand, the Kravit's tribute, that was something else.

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Reply #29 posted 06/24/17 7:13am

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He is talented and yes loves Prince that is not the issue, let's celebrate here. What I said was in bad taste was the dress up and also the fact that Prince was all about women and their voice and in his work and bands etc...and not a woman in sight at this tribute. No one is taking away from Bruno doing his best to recreate Prince and purple rain for the millionth time on the Grammys but there was a bit more to Prince than one record and year. No one did any thought into this.

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