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The Roots to Drop New Album, Hear First Single ‘When the People Cheer’

How do they do it? The Roots are Jimmy Fallon’s house band on “The Tonight Show” all week long and apparently have been keeping themselves occupied in the off hours with a new album.

04/08/2014

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Watch Idina Menzel, The Roots & Jimmy Fallon Perform ‘Let It Go’ from ‘Frozen’

Idina Menzel rocked everybody’s socks off with her performance of “Let It Go” at the Oscars, but last night (March 2) the Frozen star found a new way to perform the Disney hit, complete with kiddie instruments.

03/04/2014

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The Roots, Snoop Dogg & Janelle Monáe to Headline 7th Annual Roots Picnic

The Roots are bringing out all their friends for their 7th annual Roots Picnic.

03/03/2014

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Watch Barry Gibb Perform with The Roots on ‘Fallon’

Gibb—introduced by Fallon as Barry effin’ Gibb— showed that even after more than 50 years, he can still hit those high notes with no problem.

01/28/2014

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Foo Fighters, The Roots, Fall Out Boy & More Lead Super Bowl Boat Parties

With the Super Bowl set for New Jersey’s MetLife stadium on February 2, the nearby New York metropolitan area is quickly turning into party central over the days leading up to the main sporting event.

12/19/2013

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Watch Miley Cyrus Channel The Brady Bunch on ‘Fallon’

On ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,’ Miley performed an a cappella version of “We Can’t Stop” with The Roots and performed “Wrecking Ball” sans pants.

10/09/2013

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New Releases: Avicii, The Naked and Famous, MGMT, Jack Johnson, Elvis Costello & The Roots, Sebadoh

Avicii takes the top album this week, “an album in love with pop history—and pop’s tradition of toying with pop history.”

09/17/2013

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What Have You Done For Us Lately, Elvis Costello?

A part of his charm is that Costello follows his wandering interests, generating unexpected works. You never know what will come next: a rocker, a charmer, an evolution or a retrospective.

09/17/2013

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Watch Kanye West Perform ‘Bound 2′ With The Roots, Charlie Wilson

Kanye West surprised fans last night (September 9) with an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Even the show’s host was surprised by West’s last minute booking.

09/10/2013

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Stream Elvis Costello and The Roots’ Collaborative Album ‘Wise Up Ghost’

The two institutions fuse simmering neo soul, rock, and beat poetry on their first collaboration together.

09/09/2013

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Robin Thicke Joins Jimmy Fallon & The Roots For Unique ‘Blurred Lines’ Rendition

When Robin Thicke was recording “Blurred Lines” last year it’s doubtful he ever envisioned the song to be played with instruments you’d likely see in an elementary school classroom. But last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this is exactly what happened.

08/02/2013

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The Roots & Elvis Costello To Release Collaborative Album ‘Wise Up Ghost’

The Roots and Elvis Costello are teaming up in the studio to release a collaborative album, Wise Up Ghost, due out September 17 on Blue Note Records.

05/29/2013