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2016

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Billy Currington Creates Summer Songs Playlist

April 8, 2016

If ever there was a festival tailor-made for Billy Currington, it's Tortuga Music Festival, which returns for its fourth year on April 15th - 17th. Currington, currently promoting his single "It Don't Hurt Like It Used To," previously played the...

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Studio One Reissue Series Kicks Off With 'Wailing Wailers'

April 8, 2016

Yep Roc Records will soon begin the massive undertaking of reissuing the albums initially recorded for Kingston, Jamaica's legendary Studio One label. In their first dip into the legendary reggae catalog, the label will bring back the Wailers' The...

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Marley Natural: Inside Reggae Dynasty's Cannabis Launch

February 8, 2016

"This is Bob's night," Stephen Marley shouted to a crowded living room high up in the Hollywood Hills. Saturday was Bob Marley's birthday, and his son — bearded with dreads past his shoulders, an acoustic guitar across one knee — paid...

2015

Album Review

Dread Prophecy

March 17, 2015

As Bob Marley took reggae to the world in the Seventies, singer-producer Vivian Jackson, a.k.a. Yabby You, was filling the wake in Jamaica with righteous and sensual singles — the sublime debut, "Conquering Lion," the poised confrontations...

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Backstage at Jamaica's Bob Marley Birthday Celebrations

February 9, 2015

Kingston, Jamaica, paid tribute to its most famous son this weekend, celebrating what would have been the 70th birthday of Bob Marley with a series of live events that featured the singer's sons, former collaborators and the island's newest wave of socially...

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Bob Marley's Estate Wins Appeal Over Unauthorized Image Use

February 21, 2015

Online vendors are flooded with shirts memorializing rockers like Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Amy Winehouse, with much of that clothing produced without the authorization of the artists' estate. However, a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...

2014

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Bob Marley Reissues Planned for 70th Birthday

December 22, 2014

Bob Marley would have turned 70 in 2015, so the reggae singer's family is marking the milestone with a yearlong commemoration of his music and legacy. For the first time, the Marleys are granting Universal Music Group access to...

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Official Bob Marley Marijuana Blend On the Way

November 19, 2014

The world's most famous reggae singer is on the verge of becoming the Marlboro Man of Marijuana: The Bob Marley estate has licensed the Legend singer's name and likeness to create a special blend of herb dubbed Marley Natural. Marley's widow Rita...

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Bob Marley's 'Legend' Primed for First Top 10 Chart Finish

September 6, 2014

Bob Marley and the Wailers' greatest hits compilation Legend is one of the best-selling albums of all time. Since its release in 1984, the reggae great's best of collection has sold over 11 million copies in the U.S. and has spent nearly 300 weeks...

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Meet the Next Generation of Marleys

June 20, 2014

A decade after Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers followed in their father's musical footsteps with Play the Game Right, two of Bob's other sons, Stephen and Damian, surprised many with solo releases that added hip-hop and dancehall to their father's...

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Burn One With Bob Marley on This Week's Everything Index

November 19, 2014

It's time once again for another installment of Rolling Stone's "Everything Index," where we rank the week's pop-culture power players, some of whom aren't even engaged to Charles Manson. Yes, one week after Kim Kardashian's bottom topped our rankings...

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Maroon 5, Jeezy Dominate Lackluster Sales Week

September 10, 2014

Finally, some megastar albums come out — Maroon 5's V and Jeezy's Seen It All: The Autobiography — but they move the overall sales needle not even a tiny bit. Album sales are still down 15 percent, track sales are still...

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Bob Marley’s Daughter Aids Jamaica Soccer Team's World Cup Bid

July 2, 2014

UPDATE: The team reached their $50,000 fundraising goal and will continue their run to be the first Caribbean women's team to qualify for the World Cup. Cedella Marley, the eldest daughter of reggae legend Bob Marley, is campaigning to make the...

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Watch Karen O's 'I Shot the Sheriff' Video

April 25, 2014

Back in January, Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O collaborated with production duo N.A.S.A. on a laid-back, synth-heavy cover of Bob Marley's reggae classic "I Shot the Sheriff." Now the track has an animated music video, illustrated and directed...

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Bob Marley Musical Opening Off-Broadway

January 28, 2014

A new children's play that features the music of Bob Marley, Bob Marley's Three Little Birds, will open at New York City's New Victory Theater in Times Square this February. According to the Associated Press, the show is based on a children's...

2013

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Damian Marley to Set Sail with Jamrock Reggae Cruise

September 11, 2013

Damian Marley is hitting the high seas. The reggae artist and son of Bob Marley has teamed with Norwegian Cruise Lines for the "Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise," a five night event featuring Damian, Stephen and Julian Marley, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Etana,...

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Michael Jackson Is the Top-Earning Dead Celebrity

October 24, 2013

The King of Pop is at the top of the charts again. This time, though, Michael Jackson has reclaimed his place atop the Forbes list of top-earning dead celebrities. The pop singer made an estimated $160 million between October 2012 and October 2013,...

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Sly and Robbie Connect Old with New on 'Gangsta Luv': Song Premiere

August 23, 2013

Click to listen to Sly & Robbie's "Gangsta Luv" Sly and Robbie aren't just defined by reggae, but they certainly still adore it. The prolific Jamaican production duo have worked with Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Sting and Britney...

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