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Bruno Mars Invites Red Hot Chili Peppers to Join Him During Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show On February 2

Bruno Mars has invited the Red Hot Chili Peppers to join him during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show on FOX in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, February 2, 2014, it was announced today during FOX’s broadcast of the NFC Divisional Playoff game featuring the New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks.

Bruno Mars first announced his Super Bowl Halftime performance during an unprecedented live announcement on Fox NFL Sunday in New York City’s Times Square just before kickoff of the first Sunday of the 2013 season.

Billboard’s 2013 Artist of the Year, Bruno Mars is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and musician. The 18-time Grammy Award nominee and Grammy winner has sold over 130 million singles worldwide. His current album Unorthodox Jukebox and his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans have a combined certification total of 60x platinum worldwide. According to Billboard, Mars scored his first five “Hot 100” No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley. As a singer, songwriter and producer, Mars has an impressive catalog of 22 “Hot 100” hits. Mars is nominated for multiple major categories at this year’s Grammy Awards including both “Record” and “Song of the Year” for his hit “Locked Out Of Heaven,” in addition to “Best Pop Vocal Album” for Unorthodox Jukebox and “Best Pop Solo Performance.” Bruno and his eight-piece band The Hooligans are set to launch the second leg of their sold-out Moonshine Jungle world tour in North America this summer.

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Sir Elton John: ‘Donna Summer Should Have Been Inducted In Hall Of Fame’

Sir Elton John has lashed out at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame officials for failing to induct Donna Summer earlier this year (12), branding the snub a “total disgrace”.

The I Feel Love hitmaker was shortlisted for the honour as part of the class of 2012, but she was overlooked in favour of artists like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan, Beastie Boys and Guns N’ Roses – and the Rocket Man is angry his good friend Summer, who died on Thursday (17May12), was left out.

Paying tribute to the late star in a statement to Eonline.com, Elton says, “I’m so sad. This woman was the queen of disco and so much more. Her records sound as good today as they ever did.

“That she has never been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a total disgrace, especially when I see the second-rate talent that has been inducted. She is a great friend to me and to the Elton John Aids Foundation and I will miss her greatly.”

Meanwhile, a slew of other celebrities have added their Twitter.com tributes to Summer.

Barbra Streisand, who collaborated with the disco diva on their hit 1979 duet No More Tears (Enough Is Enough), writes, “I was shocked to hear about Donna. She was so vital the last time I saw her a few months ago. I loved doing the duet with her. She had an amazing voice and was so talented… It’s so sad.”

Stars Unite To Pay Tribute To Late Adam Yauch

One of the most important and influential figures in modern music, Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, sadly passed away on Friday (May 4th) after a long battle with cancer. Since his tragic passing, tributes have been made the world over from friends, fans and celebrity admirers, commending the astounding life he lived.

Stars of the rap community spoke positively on the influence that Yauch, or Mca as he was known on stage, with rap superstars including Eminem, Jay Z and Nas each giving their own individual accounts of the hip-hop legend’s legacy. Eminem and Nas both spoke to MTV News about the late wordsmith, producer and philanthropist, with Eminem saying “Adam Yauch brought a lot of positivity into the world and I think it’s obvious to anyone how big of an influence the Beastie Boys were on me and so many others.” Nas, who worked with the Beasties on their last album together, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2, told of how working with Mca was one of the defining moments of his life.

Social network sites, Twitter especially, became awash with respectful homages to the late hip-hop pioneer; Jack Black, Flea of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, members of Weeer, producer Diplo, Lenny Kravitz, Cee-Lo Green, Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas and Tom Morello of Rage Against the MAChine are but some of the stars who took to Twitter to voice their sorrow at the unfortunate passing.

The tributes of course did not end on Twitter, with the influence of Mca clearly transcending music. The Dalai Lama gave an official statement to TMZ outlining Yauch’s dedication to the Tibetan people, the two having met a number of times in the past due to their Buddhist bonding.