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The 100 Greatest Bob Marley Songs

Massive hits, deep cuts, live highlights, and obscure gems from the global reggae icon In the 1981 Rolling Stone obituary, Bob Marley biographer Timothy White wrote, “The pervasive image of Bob Marley is that of a gleeful Rasta with a croissant-sized spliff clenched in his teeth, stoned silly and without a care in the world. But, in fact, he was a man with deep religious and political sentiments who rose from destitution to become one of the most influential music figures in the

Reggae Icon’s Biopic Never Catches Fire

In 1976, Bob Marley was the most famous person in Jamaica. He was also a marked man. The star had agreed to play a free concert dubbed “Smile Jamaica.” He’d even written a theme song for the event. Though the show was conceived as a way to quell the rising tide of violence over the island nation’s precarious political state, Marley’s involvement made many think that it was his way of tacitly endorsing the People’s National Party over the more conservative Jamaica Labour Party. Two days before the concert, armed men…

All the Big Movies That’ll Have 2024 Super Bowl Trailers

If you’re a movie fan who isn’t into football, the Super Bowl means something else entirely. It’s the event where major movie studios regularly choose to roll out the first trailers for some of the biggest movies of the year. And, in 2024, that’ll be the case again with several of 2024's biggest films likely to get Super Bowl spots, several of which we haven’t seen a single image from yet.Spoilers of the Week | June 3rdSo what are they? Here’s the list. 2024 Movies Likely To Have Super Bowl CommercialsDeadpool 3Inside Out…

Inside the Making of the Bob Marley Biopic

Filming a scene as the title mystic in Bob Marley: One Love, Kingsley Ben-Adir was striding across a room in Jamaica when he heard, “Cut!” Marley’s son Ziggy, who was on set, had some input: He told the actor that his father wouldn’t have walked that particular way. “He was going up the stairs,” Marley says, “and I tell him, ‘Listen! When Bob walks, he takes two steps at a time.’ ” Months later, in New York, Ben-Adir re-creates the revised move, his knees almost coming up to his chin. “Everyone was doing an…

Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett: 12 Essential Tracks

The visceral melodic pulse heard in the bass playing of Aston “Family Man” Barrett, who died on February 3, is most closely associated with anchoring the messages and providing the sonic heartbeat within Bob Marley’s music. In 1970, Family Man and his brother, drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, began playing with Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, who had formed the Wailers in 1963. Following the departure of Tosh and Wailer from the group in 1973 and throughout Marley’s rise to global stardom as the decade…

Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett, Bob Marley & the Wailers Bassist, Dead at 77

Aston Barrett, the Jamaican bassist known as “Family Man” who served as the rhythmic architect for reggae legends like Bob Marley and the Wailers, Burning Spear, and Augustus Pablo, has died at the age of 77. Barrett’s death was announced on social media by his son Aston Barrett Jr. “With the heaviest of hearts, we share the news of the passing of our beloved Aston ‘Familyman’ Barrett after a long medical battle,” Barrett Jr. wrote. “This morning, the world lost not just an iconic musician and the backbone of The…

Hear Kacey Musgraves Cover Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds’

Other musicians on the soundtrack include Daniel Caesar, Wizkid, Leon Bridges, and Jessie Reyez Kacey Musgraves has released an intimate, acoustic cover of “Three Little Birds,” a reggae song originally written and recorded by Bob Marley and the Wailers in 1977. The track will appear on the soundtrack to forthcoming Marley biopic Bob Marley: One Love, in theaters Feb. 14. Bob Marley: One Love (Music Inspired by the Film), also out Feb. 14, is a seven-song EP featuring reinterpretations of

The 50 Most Anticipated Movies In 2024: Upcoming Movies Worth Seeing

From music biopics on Bob Marley and Amy Winehouse to MCU crossovers, the long-awaited 'Joker' sequel and more — every movie you need to see this year Goodbye to the movies of 2023; you gave us superhero blockbusters, sequels, remakes, biopics, videogame adaptations, a smattering of auteur-driven masterpieces, some swing-and-a-miss epics, and a number of left-field surprises. Hello to the movies of 2024 — a collection of superhero blockbusters, sequels, remakes, biopics,

See Rare Photos of Reggae Icon on Tour

Pickup Football Image Credit: © Kate Simon Simon is pretty sure this shot of Marley playing soccer with art director Neville Garrick, percussionist Seeco Patterson, and chef Antonio “Gilly” Gilbert was taken before a gig in Heidelberg, Germany. “Bob was always playing soccer,” says Simon. “He played in hotel rooms, outdoors, during soundcheck. He was obsessed with it. And if wasn’t playing football, he was riding a bike. He love being outdoors.” Pickup Football Image Credit: ©…

One Love’ Trailer Stars Kingsley Ben-Adir as Reggae Icon

The biopic starring Kingsley Ben-Adir hits theaters on January 12 Peace is hard to come by for Bob Marley in the latest trailer for Bob Marley: One Love. “There’s a war going on,” the reggae icon, portrayed in the film by Kingsley Ben-Adir, acknowledges. “How can I bring peace? I can’t even get peace for myself.” Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and arriving in theaters on Jan. 12, One Love examines the push and pull of this battle that largely defined the musician’s life.