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On the Record with X: Bruno Mars Guitars and Tardy Stars

For about $3,000, you can now own a guitar designed by Hawaii’s own Bruno Mars!

The Grammy-award winner teamed up with iconic guitar brand Fender to release his signature Stratocaster. It’s available now at

“The Mars Mocha Heirloom lacquer finish not only gives it an aged charm but also enhances sound and tone,” says Fender officials in an Instagram post. Mars says the guitar’s leopard strap is a nod to two of his heroes, Jimi Hendrix and Prince.

Can we get some lessons on how to play it too?

Rock icons Bon Jovi celebrate their 40th anniversary this year, so what better time to have a reunion?

During a recent interview with People, founding guitarist Richie Sambora expressed interest in playing with his old bandmates again. Sambora left the band in 2013 to raise his daughter. He last played with Bon Jovi in 2018, when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Unfortunately, Sambora is "not sure" when exactly that would happen. “It’s up to people, it’s got to be right. That’s all,” he said. “It’s time to do it, though. This is our 40th anniversary, but I feel younger than ever. I’m having a ball.”

There’s also the matter of Jon Bon Jovi having some vocal cord issues.

Rock fans everywhere would appreciate it, and they may even increase hairspray consumption with the announcement.

Every concertgoer has had to experience tardiness or a sluggish start to their favorite musical artist’s show. It can be a pretty annoying experience. However, one artist has been notorious for stalling her fans with little to no explanation.

Ms. Lauryn Hill is firing back at critics who have voiced their opinions about her constant tardiness. A couple of weeks ago, the Fugees and solo star hit the stage later than usual during her tour stop at the Arena in Los Angeles. During her performance, Hill was paying homage to her mother on stage for her birthday when she decided to respond to the negative feedback from those who've criticized her for showing up late to her shows on multiple occasions. In her opinion, Hill believes fans are lucky that she makes it out on stage at all.

Hill is currently on the extended leg of her 25th Anniversary tour for The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. So far, she's had to postpone two dates due to a vocal injury. However, her tendency to show up late to shows has been a practice that has gone on for years. Despite the opinions of some, fans at her show on Saturday appeared to agree that Hill should be appreciated while she's around to see her perform live.

X humbly asks: What artist can be legendary without fans around to hear it?