Daily Archives March 24, 2008

Bob Marley’s family in licensing row

Bob Marley’s family in licensing row

Bob Marley’s family are snubbing music licensing requests for a biopic on the legend because they are planning to release a competing documentary.

The adaptation of Marley’s widow Rita’s book ‘No Woman, No Cry: My Life With Bob Marley’ is currently in production by The Weinstein Company, but now the reggae hero’s family are refusing to license any material.

The family have sided with director Martin Scorsese, making a documentary together with the Marley-owned Tuff Gong Pictures, says the Hollywood Reporter.

The family members involved in the Scorsese project claim they were unaware the Weinstein biopic would be unveiled so soon and believe that its projected late-2009 release date would interfere with the documentary’s February 2010 release – timed to coincide with Marley’s birthd...

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Corinne Bailey Rae’s Husband Found Dead

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The body of 31-year old saxophonist Jason Rae, the husband of soul singer Corinne Bailey Rae, was found on Saturday. The Daily Mail is reporting that Corinne was not in the apartment when her husband’s body was found. Reports also say that Jason was found dead from a suspected drug overdose. A man was also arrested under suspicion of supplying the drugs to Jason but that man has since been released on bail. Jason was the saxophonist for the Haggis Horns, an eight-piece live funk extravaganza who combine funk, soul, hip hop and afrobeat with jazz virtuosity. My condolences go out to the family.

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Barely Tell Them Apart

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With matching black shag hairdos, his and hers rocker eyeliner and the oh so overrated wearing of black nail polish to show your edginess, 49-year old Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, more famously known as Nikki Sixx can be barely told apart from his 26-year old girlfriend Katherine Von Drachenberg, more famously known as Kat Von D. And don’t get me started on the tattoos. Considering that the LA Ink star had the name of her now ex tattooed on her skin just after a month of dating, there’s no doubt that this relationship will only last just about as long as a Motley Crue song.

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