Posts tagged "the roots"

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

Nas Revisited ‘N.Y. State of Mind’ With the Roots on ‘Fallon’

After performing with the Roots at last month's Boston Calling Festival, Nas once again joined the band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to play…
By: James Grebey / October 8, 2014

Watch the Roots ‘Shake It Off’ as ‘Black Simon and Garfunkel’

Black Simon and Garfunkel are probably Jimmy Fallon's favorite band, if only because the duo consists of Roots' musicians "Captain" Kirk Douglas and the brilliantly…
By: Brennan Carley / October 2, 2014

Public Enemy Tore Up the ‘Tonight Show’ With the Roots

Jimmy Fallon's musical director needs to get a raise, because the acts he's been booking for the comedian's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon have been nothing short…
By: Brennan Carley / September 17, 2014

Meghan Trainor, Jimmy Fallon, and the Roots Perform ‘All About That Bass’ With Toys

On top of being a big part of The Summer of Ass, Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" has made it so far into the…
By: Dan Reilly / September 5, 2014

?uestlove Recounts an Unforgettable Elevator Ride With Robin Williams

As news spread of Robin Williams' apparent suicide Monday night, a number of appreciations of his work and life began to pop up across the…
By: Colin Joyce / August 12, 2014

Jay Z to Headline Cause-Driven Global Citizen Festival

We saw Jay Z keep the peace with Nas at Coachella earlier this year, performing onstage with his once rival. Now the Brooklyn native i…
By: Colin Stutz / July 10, 2014

The Roots Battled Boyz II Men in High School Talent Shows

Picture, if you will, the Roots and Boyz II Men as teenagers in the late '80s, together at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative…
By: Olivia Forman / June 27, 2014
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