Posts tagged "the roots"

Alessia Cara Makes TV Debut Playing ‘Here’ With the Roots on ‘Fallon’

The 18-year-old singer/songwriter Alessia Cara made her national TV debut last night on Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, playing her viral (and Beats 1-approved) hit…
By: Andrew Unterberger / July 30, 2015

Jeremih Brought R&B-DM to Late Night TV With ‘Tonight Belongs to U!’

Jeremih promised his long, long-awaited Late Nights: The Album will be out sometime soon in an interview with SPIN last month, and last night, the R&B star…
By: Brennan Carley / July 23, 2015

The Roots, Jimmy Fallon Join U2 Onstage at Madison Square Garden

It's been a relatively star-studded week for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon's titular host and his backing band the Roots, who hosted disco don Giorgio…
By: Harley Brown / July 23, 2015

Giorgio Moroder Sat in With the Roots on ‘Fallon’

Monday's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon didn't have a proper musical guest, but eagle-eyed (or eared) viewers might've noticed the legendary disco producer Giorgio…
By: James Grebey / July 21, 2015

OMI Performs ‘Cheerleader’ and Discusses the Song’s Creation on ‘Fallon’

As part of his victory lap following hitting number one on the Hot 100 earlier this week, Jamaican-born singer OMI made his first-ever late-night appearance…
By: Andrew Unterberger / July 15, 2015

A$AP Rocky Plays Medley of ‘L$D’ and ‘Jukebox Joints’ With the Roots on ‘Fallon’

It takes doing a medley with the Roots on late-night to get A$AP Rocky out of bed, apparently. The Harlem rapper started his Tonight Show…
By: Andrew Unterberger / June 12, 2015

YG, Freeway, and the LOX Cameo During Erykah Badu’s Set at Roots Picnic

Update: Full professional footage from Erykah Badu and the Roots' performance of "Love of My Life" surfaced Wednesday, June 24. In this new clip, Badu…
By: Andrew Unterberger / May 31, 2015

Q&A: ?uestlove Talks Philly’s Eighth Annual Roots Picnic Festival

A man who truly needs no introduction, Philly-born 44-year-old Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson is one of the most famous drummers in the world and certainly the…
By: Dan Weiss / May 12, 2015

The Roots Picnic 2015 Lineup: Erykah Badu, A$AP Rocky, the Weeknd, and More

Every year, Philadelphia native sons the Roots return to the City of Brotherly Love for their star-studded Roots Picnic, which'll be held on May 30…
By: Brennan Carley / March 10, 2015

Jimmy Fallon and the Roots Fill in for U2 With ‘Desire’ Cover

Yesterday, it was announced that U2's planned residency on the Tonight Show this week had been cancelled, due to Bono enduring a "cycling spill i…
By: Andrew Unterberger / November 18, 2014
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