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Q-Tip, Questlove, Lenny Kravitz Remember Hank Aaron: ‘Thank You King for Your Strength!’

Hank Aaron, the legendary baseball slugger who overtook Babe Ruth as baseball's Home Run King, died on Friday at the age of 86. The Atlanta…
Daniel Kohn / January 22, 2021

Q-Tip, Questlove, Ice Cube, Chuck D and More React to Whodini’s John ‘Ecstasy’ Fletcher’s Death: ‘A Tremendous Loss of Our Heroes’

John "Ecstasy" Fletcher of the '80s group Whodini reportedly passed away on Wednesday, but if the reactions to his death are any indication, the early…
SPIN Staff / December 23, 2020

The 35 Greatest Concerts of the Last 35 Years

We know, we know — the best concert of all-time is your friend’s obscure indie-punk band playing a sweaty neighborhood basement back in ‘94. We admit…
SPIN Staff / November 28, 2020

Questlove and Black Thought Pay Tribute to Former the Roots Bandmate Malik B.: ‘The World Just Lost a Real One’

The Roots co-founder Malik B. died Wednesday at age 47. After his cousin, Don Champion, delivered the news, tributes from the music community began to pour…
Daniel Kohn / July 29, 2020

Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Flea, More Pay Tribute to Ginger Baker

Ginger Baker, the longtime drummer for bands like Cream and Blind Faith, passed away on Sunday, October 6 following days of being "critically ill in…
Rob Arcand / October 6, 2019

The Roots to Reissue Things Fall Apart, Do You Want More ?!!??!, and Illadelph Halflife for Albums’ Anniversaries

The Roots have announced a series of anniversary reissues for seminal albums Things Fall Apart, Do You Want More ?!!??! and Illadelph Halflife. The…
Israel Daramola / August 16, 2019

Hole, Questlove, and Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Respond to Destruction of Recordings in Universal Studios Fire

Artists whose master recordings were destroyed in a 2008 warehouse fire at Universal Studios, as reported today in an explosive New York Times Magazine story that shows Universal…
Tosten Burks / June 11, 2019

Surviving R. Kelly Producer Says Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Questlove and More Declined Interviews for the Series

Surviving R. Kelly, the miniseries tracing the singer's alleged history of sexual and physical abuse, premieres on Lifetime today. The comprehensively researched series features over 50…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 3, 2019

Listen to Questlove’s Curated Soundtrack for Michelle Obama’s Book Tour

Michelle Obama is currently touring the United States behind her new memoir Becoming, released last week, and she's doing so with the help of a soundtrack curated…
Tosten Burks / November 20, 2018

Travis Scott, Chris Evans, Juicy J, Questlove, and More Remember Stan Lee

The legendary comics writer and Marvel publisher Stan Lee died today at the age of 95 in Los Angeles. Lee, of course, is known for creating or co-creating…
Israel Daramola / November 12, 2018

Chance The Rapper, Wiz Khalifa, Questlove, and More Mourn Mac Miller

Earlier today, TMZ reported that Mac Miller was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home. He was 26 years old, and the reported cause of death is…
Israel Daramola / September 7, 2018

Kendrick Lamar, Sufjan Stevens, Questlove, More Inducted Into the Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts of Sciences announced 928 new members today, illustrating a push for greater diversity in the organization. Marking record highs…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 25, 2018

Anthony Bourdain Remembered by Questlove, Iggy Pop, El-P, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Lanegan, and More

Anthony Bourdain loved music and and musicians clearly loved him back. After news broke that the 61-year-old celebrity chef and television personality died Friday morning, an…
Maggie Serota / June 8, 2018

Jack White Talks to Questlove About Dumpster Diving, Led Zeppelin I, and the Number 3

Jack White recently went on Questlove's podcast, A Questlove Supreme, to talk about his legacy and discovering punk rock. The interview is interesting to anyone who…
Israel Daramola / May 10, 2018

Questlove Spotted Wearing “Kanye Doesn’t Care About Black People” T-Shirt

Questlove isn't sure about Kanye's recent support of Donald Trump. During his performance with the Roots Friday night at the Concert for Peace And Justice…
Rob Arcand / April 29, 2018
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