Stir it up! Rock Band and reggae fans can now get their jam on, as it has been confirmed that Bob Marley's Legend will be headed to Rock Band. Coming with all 13 of the album's tracks, you can download each song individually, or get the entire album in the Rock Band Store starting on Sept. 21 and 22 in the US and UK (respectively) on your PS3 and Xbox 360s. In addition to the announcement, Ziggy Marley released a statement about bringing his father's legacy to a broader and younger audience. Find out what he had to say, along with the entire track listing (in case you didn't already know it by heart), after the break.
Some are arguing that the biopic is the new black in Hollywood these days, but this genre has been entertaining us for some time now. Sometimes they're a great way to honor a beloved figure — Frida comes to mind, as does Ray, and HBO's Peter Sellers biopic starring Geoffry Rush. But then there are those that just make us cringe with shame: anyone remember when Jennifer Love Hewitt played Audrey Hepburn in that made-for-TV movie?
I kind of think no one should play Audrey Hepburn because it seems difficult to do her justice. I feel similarly about Kurt Cobain, as well as Bob Marley, whose biography has just been optioned by the Weinstein Company.
Can any actor really do justice to the larger-than-life Marley? Even if there is someone out there who could realistically pull that off, what if the filmmakers still manage to mess things up?
I know many people feel passionately about their favorite books not being "ruined" by Hollywood, so what about people? Are there some lives that Hollywood should refrain from dramatizing? Whose life story do you think should remain in our memories and maybe history books?
- Martin Scorsese will focus on Bob Marley for his next music documentary, writes Variety.
- Yael Naim — the singer from the MacBook Air commercials — will have her album released in the U.S. in March, Billboard reports.
- ComingSoon has the news that Uma Thurman will play Nanny in the feature film version of Eloise in Paris.
- SalesGenie will be dropping the Chinese panda ad after viewers who saw it during the Super Bowl complained it was offensive, The New York Times reports.
- Woody Allen will cast Larry David and Evan Rachel Wood in his next project, according to Entertainment Weekly.
- Not surprisingly, Zap2it reports that kids these days are into Shrek and Miley Cyrus, at least according to the Kids Choice Awards nominations.
- Val Kilmer will replace Will Arnett as the voice of KITT in Knight Rider, Variety reports.
- Dominic Monaghan has been cast in a psychological thriller titled Pet, writes ComingSoon.
- Disney World is getting an American Idol-themed attraction, writes Hollywood Reporter.
We’ve all heard rumors that the music of Mozart and Bach helps stimulate a baby's brain. And sometimes waltzing to Requiem does help send baby to sleep. But, it's also a good time to introduce baby to some good ole' rock n' roll.
Rock the cradle of love to some sweet tunes from Rockabye Music ($17). The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Bob Marley, and Coldplay are just some of the bands whose music has been converted into soothing lullaby renditions.
Last week, with the weather just starting to turn warmer and the solstice still on the horizon, I challenged you to pick out some of your favorite summer albums for my Buzzworthy challenge. Now, it's officially summer, and I can't wait to get some of your top choices on my iPod. Here are a few you picked:
Legend by Bob Marley and the Wailers
Picked by gruaig_rua, who wrote: "The rain could be slamming against the windscreen of my car, but as long as Bob is in the cd player, I can almost feel the sun on my skin."
Three more, plus a nifty widget with of all your picks, so read more