Fact: Katy Perry dropped her new single Chained to the Rhythm on Thursday night (09Feb17). The track, produced by Max Martin, co-written by Sia and featuring Bob Marley's grandson Skip Marley, is an uptempo tune which will feature on the singer's long-awaited fourth album. Katy will perform the song live for the first time at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (12Feb17), with Skip rumoured to be making an appearance too.
Fact: Bob Marley's daughter Cedella has designed the Jamaican men's Olympics opening and closing ceremony suits.
Fact: THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND director Kevin Macdonald has signed on to take charge of the first Marley family-sanctioned documentary about reggae legend Bob Marley. Marley will feature rare and unseen footage from the family's private archives.
Fact: Comedian Bob Marley has broken a new stand-up record in Portland , Maine by performing a marathon 40-hour routine. Marley sailed past Aussie comic Lindsay Webb's record of 38 hours and six minutes on Thursday night (24Sep10).
Quote: "I was always surprised when someone knew my dad. I can't imagine being Damian. Bob being my dad would just be a whole other level for me." Rapper Nas, whose father is jazz star dad OLU DARA, is astounded by how humble reggae star Damian Marley is considering his father is music legend Bob Marley.
Quote: "Man, I really wanted to meet him. That's one person that they always said that's somebody that you can work with and that ain't here right now." Snoop Dogg wishes his late icon Bob Marley was still alive so they could record music together.
Fact: Reggae star Ziggy Marley has recruited Paul Simon, Jack Johnson and Willie Nelson to collaborate on his first children's album FAMILY TIME. Bob Marley's eldest son has also enlisted his mother RITA as well as actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who will narrate two stories on the CD, due in May (09).
Fact: Reggae star STEPHEN MARLEY paid a Father's Day weekend tribute to his late dad Bob Marley by performing a medley of the reggae icon's hits during his set at the Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival in Tennessee. Marley opened the main stage on Friday (13Jun08) with a set that included his father's Jammin', Get Up, Stand Up and Buffalo Soldier.
Quote: "Yesterday we had Led Zeppelin blaring through the house. Most new moms play Beethoven, but we're playing Metallica, Bob Marley, THE (ROLLING) STONES." Christina Aguilera and her husband Jordan Bratman are serenading their four-week-old baby MAX with rock and reggae music.
Fact: The family of Bob Marley has approved Roots, Rock, Remixed - the first album of Marley remixes.
Quote: <p>"My unit, it's M-Unit. We don't do anything alone, it's always a family effort." Bob Marley's youngest son DAMIAN refuses to embark on a solo career. </p>
Fact: <p>Bobby Brown is making a musical comeback of sorts by guesting on DAMIEN 'JR GONG' MARLEY's new reggae album WELCOME TO JAMROCK. The release from Bob Marley's youngest son also features guest performances by rapper Nas and The Roots. </p>