Source: A thread on the official Rock Band forums.
What we heard: In mid-August, reports surfaced that reggae icon Bob Marley would make his Rock Band series debut in Rock Band 3. Now, according to a thread in the Rock Band forums, the Rastafarian singer may appear in the series earlier than the game's October 26 launch.
The thread cites multiple sightings of television ads on VH1 Classic, a cable channel owned by MTV Games parent Viacom, promoting the digital release of most of the tracks on Marley's greatest hits collection, Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers via the Rock Band Store on September 21. A tracklist (see below) also accompanied the ad.
- Is This Love?
- No Woman, No Cry
- Could You Be Loved
- Three Little Birds
- Buffalo Soldier
- Get Up, Stand Up (also on disc for RB3)
- Stir It Up
- One Love/People Get Ready
- I Shot the Sheriff
- Waiting in Vain
- Redemption Song
- Satisfy My Soul
The official story: MTV reps had not responded to requests for comment as of press time. However, a member of the Harmonix team posted the following about the announcement.
"As of right now this DLC release is TOTALLY UNCONFIRMED. I mean, it'd be awesome if we could release all of this landmark album from a hugely influential artist, but we HAVEN'T ANNOUNCED ANYTHING YET. As usual, it's not 100% CONFIRMED until we post the DLC announcement at 10am on Friday morning… or until our parent company starts running commercial promos for it." (Emphasis in the original.)
Bogus or not bogus?: With that tacit admission on the end, this is looking not bogus.