The drummer makes a plea for more songs that question what’s going on in the world in light of Ferguson, Eric Garner verdicts.
Meanwhile, U2 is planning U2-less videos of every track on their “Songs of Innocence” album.
With kiddie instruments in hand, Trainor, Fallon and The Tonight Show band, The Roots put a cutesy spin on the sassy body empowerment anthem.
Space Ace, promoting his upcoming album Space Invader, sat in with Questlove and co. last night on The Tonight Show.
With a photo of Williams from Mork & Mindy, The Roots drummer started his Instagram post by writing, “Man. The smallest gesture can mean the world to you. Robin Williams made such an impact on me and didn’t even know it.”
On Monday and Tuesday of next week, August 11 and 12, her holiness St. Vincent will start as bandleader on Late Night with Seth Meyers, as Fred Armisen apparently can’t work every single day of his life.
Questlove is speaking out in defense of Iggy Azalea’s brand of hip-hop and even calling her Charli XCX-assisted song “Fancy” a “game-changer” for the genre.
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.