Today, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon announced that it has scheduled appearances by Rolling Stones former stoner Keith Richards and Lauryn Hill during the week-long tribute to Bob Marley that starts tonight. Richards will be talking up his autobiography and his acting turn in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film on Wednesday. And Hill will be singing a couple of classic Marley songs on Thursday. Catching a live Lauryn Hill performance, let alone one on TV, is like seeing Halley’s comet – rare and fabulous! Ziggy Marley performs tonight.
The event marks the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley’s death. This is the second year that Fallon has done a musical tribute week; last year it was for the Rolling Stones (coincidentally?). So Fallon’s show, which also has The Roots as a house band, is building a rep as a place for music. And the week is sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, so they’ll get name-dropped a few times too.