Hollywood superstar-and-sometime musician Russell Crowe is hosting a tribute concert for his late friend Steve Irwin in Brisbane, Australia next week (begs18SEP06). The Oscar-winning actor, who fronts The Ordinary Fear Of God, has been given three days off from shooting forthcoming movie AMERICAN GANGSTER so he can fly back from the US to his native Australia for the event. CROCODILE HUNTER star Irwin died after being stung in the chest by a stingray while diving on the Great Barrier Reef last week (04SEP06). Paying tribute to Irwin, Crowe said, "He was the ultimate wildlife warrior... He touched my heart. I believed in him. I'll miss him."