Words by Jesse Serwer
This Wednesday, May 11, will mark 30 years since the earthly passing of one Robert Nesta Marley. While fans across the globe will celebrate Bob’s legacy this week, the most intriguing tribute we’ve heard about is the one that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and its trusty house band the Roots, will be staging every night. Last week, it was announced that Ziggy Marley (who kicks things off tonight), Chris Cornell (Tuesday), Jennifer Hudson (Wednesday), Jakob Dylan (Thursday) and Lenny Kravitz (Friday) will all perform musical tributes to Bob on the show this week. Turns out that Sir Keith Richards and Lauryn Hill (who has given birth to five of Bob’s grandkids with his son, Rohan) will both also be stopping by 30 Rockefeller, on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. Richards is not technically scheduled to perform—he’ll be giving an interview about his role in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and his recent autobiography, Life—but we highly doubt the avowed Jamaicaphile will pass on the opportunity.