Lauryn Hill, Sarah McLachlan, Busta Rhymes, and Sheryl Crow will all "catch a fire" in December for a special concert event and TV tribute to reggae and rock legend Bob Marley.Other performers coming out for the "Bob Marley All-Star Tribute," being held on December 4 at Oracabessa Bay, Jamaica, include Erykah Badu, Queen Latifah, and Seal. For the gig, the aforementioned performers will join Rita Marley, Bob's widow, and Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, Bob's progeny, for special renditions of Bob Marley songs. Another one of Bob's sons, Stephen Marley, will serve as musical co-director for the program along with veteran producer Don Was. TNT is sponsoring the "Bob Marley All-Star Tribute" as part of its TNT Masters Series, which have included past concerts feting Burt Bacharach (see "Oasis' Noel Gallagher Bows Out Of Bacharach Tribute") and Johnny Cash (see "Springsteen, Wyclef,
U2, Matthews, More Come Out For Cash"). The cable network plans to broadcast the show on December 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, with a DVD and VHS version of the concert slated for release a few weeks after the "Bob Marley All-Star Tribute" first airs. Several of the artists participating in the Jamaican jam -- such as Lauryn Hill, Busta Rhymes, and Erykah Badu -- have also recorded tracks for the forthcoming Marley tribute album, "Bob Marley: A Rebel's Dream," due out on the October 26.
-- David Basham