Bruno Mars goes crazy with a Prince-style Cloud guitar at the Grammys

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You’ve got to hand it to Bruno Mars: he didn’t hold back when he performed his Prince tribute at last night’s Grammy Awards ceremony.

Decked out in full Purple Rain attire and toting an iconic Cloud guitar, Mars gave it his all when he played Let’s Go Crazy, taking on both the main guitar solo and screaming outro. His performance followed one by Prince cohorts The Time, which featured Morris Day and company storming through Jungle Love and The Bird.

Did he pull it off? The jury is out, but we think it’s fair to say that it went better than both Metallica and Lady Gaga’s collaboration and Adele’s stuttering George Michael tribute...

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.