Richard Nichols, the man who transformed The Roots from a Philly act into a national TV mainstay as the house band for both Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night and Tonight Show, has died after a long battle with Leukemia. He was 56 years old.
For the first music video from their first concept album, director Dano Cerny has crafted The Roots a rather conceptual visual.
The album, the band’s 11th, is a loose narrative concept record.
Dressed in all-white with a leather jacket and his signature shades, Future kept things simple, just letting his rhymes and Mike Will Made It’s beat do the talking.
Other acts performing at the festival, which was co-curated by The National’s Aaron Dessner, are Neutral Milk Hotel, Childish Gambino, Girl Talk, The War on Drugs, The Hold Steady, Future Islands and Sky Ferreira.
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.
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.
The Roots are bringing out all their friends for their 7th annual Roots Picnic.
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.
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.
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.
Avicii takes the top album this week, “an album in love with pop history—and pop’s tradition of toying with pop history.”
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.