Rock Band 3 brings Reggae lovers some good vibes with Bob Marley and The Wailers’ “Get Up, Stand Up”. September 21st brings a whole lot more for Robert Nesta Marley fans. The album "Legend" will be available for download to add to your Rock Band library in memory of 30 years since his last live performance.
Starting off his music carrer in his early teens, his music took a turn from ska/rocksteady to what we remember it as today, after working with Lee Scratch Perry.
Bob Marley passed in May of 1981 of a a cancerous growth that was detected in his toe in 1977. Bob Marley refused to amputate his leg because it was against his Rastafarian beliefs. It then grew throughout his body and later claimed his life.
“My father was interested in bringing reggae music to the entire world,” said Ziggy Marley, “and now that his music is coming to Rock Band
, as the first reggae artist in the game, we are excited to open the doors to reggae music to a whole new group of young people.”
“We are thrilled to have ‘Get Up, Stand Up’ in Rock Band 3
and to offer the other incredible tracks from Bob Marley’s Legend
album for download on the Rock Band
platform,” said Paul DeGooyer, senior vice president of electronic games, music and programming for MTV Networks. “We can’t think of a better way for Rock Band
to help a new generation of fans discover reggae than through his important, pioneering and infectious music.”
As we celebrate Bob Marley's life in music, songs included in the track pack will be:
· “Is This Love”
· “No Woman No Cry”
· “Could You Be Loved”
· “Three Little Birds”
· “Buffalo Soldier”
· “Stir It Up”
· “One Love/People Get Ready”
· “I Shot the Sheriff”
· “Waiting in Vain”
· “Redemption Song”
· “Satisfy My Soul”
The legend lives on in the "Legend" DLC track pack that will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and the Wii.
$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points) per song
$2.00 USD (200 Wii Points™) per song
$19.99, £9.99 UK, €14.99 EU (1600 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for Legend
As Robert Nesta Marley opened many hearts to his message, he also opened the doors for so many amazing Reggae artists to sing about their beliefs. This will also hopefully open the doors for more Reggae artists to hit Rock Band, as well.
Being a big fan of the music and culture, I would love to see Yellowman, Buju Banton, Eek A Mouse, Culture, Barrington Levy and Sugar Minott DLC tracks, among many others. What other Reggae artists would you like to see make their way to the Rock Band library.