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Questlove remembers the exact moment when the Roots became passé. In Mo’ Meta Blues, the memoir he published last year, the renowned drummer, bandleader, producer, DJ, and all-around music geek flashes back to the filming of Michel Gondry’s concert film Dave Chappelle’s Block Party in 2004:… More »

Back in the day, when two artists didn’t like each other, they’d deal with it in relatively low-profile ways: A snippy backstage comment, or a pointed interview comment. Maybe they’d toss in a lyrical jab, the way Lynyrd Skynyrd did toward Neil Young on “Sweet Home Alabama,” but that would be just about it. That’s… More »

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be seen… More »

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Prince Once Fired Questlove From A DJ Gig And Played Finding Nemo Instead

The first trailer for Pixar's long-awaited Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory came out today, bringing up a few bad memories for Questlove. You see, as…
Peter Helman | November 10, 2015 - 10:35 pm

Icona Pop & Questlove Cover ’80s Classic “I Can’t Wait” For Target

Earlier this year, Questlove and Charli XCX recorded a cover of Deee-lite's '90s classic "Groove Is In The Heart" for a Target commercial. As Spin
Peter Helman | October 16, 2015 - 9:11 pm

Questlove Exec Producing Roots Remake, Hamilton Cast Recording

Two new Questlove ventures have been announced today. First off, Variety reports that he'll be the executive music producer on A&E's upcoming Roots remake, which…
James Rettig | July 23, 2015 - 12:20 pm

Preview Questlove And Iggy Pop’s Appearance On Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

This week on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, the professional foodie will travel to Florida in order to hang with Questlove and learn about the "Miami…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 1, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Watch Tegan And Sara And The Lonely Island Perform On The Oscars

Tegan And Sara and the Lonely Island took to the Academy Awards stage tonight for a deliriously fun performance of "Everything Is AWESOME!!!," the Oscar-nominated…
James Rettig | February 22, 2015 - 9:41 pm

Hear Charli XCX & Questlove’s Cover Of Deee-Lite’s “Groove Is In The Heart” In New Target Ad

Charli XCX and Questlove have teamed up for a cover of Deee-lite's '90s classic "Groove Is In The Heart" that's featured in a new ad…
James Rettig | February 15, 2015 - 6:38 pm

Questlove Calls For More Protest Songs In Wake Of Eric Garner Verdict

New York City exploded last night after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who strangled Eric Garner on Staten Island back…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 4, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Questlove And Chris Rock Talk Black Bar Mitzvah Music, Joe Jackson, & The Top Five Soundtrack

Chris Rock's new film Top Five -- which was produced by Kanye and Jay Z -- hits theaters next month. Questlove served as the movie's…
James Rettig | November 26, 2014 - 4:51 pm

Watch The Trailer For 808, Drum Machine Doc Feat. Afrika Bambaataa, Damon Albarn, Questlove, Phil Collins, New Order, Rick Rubin, & More

More than 30 years ago, Afrika Bambaataa's Arthur Baker-produced "Planet Rock" changed the music industry forever, thanks in part to its use of the revolutionary…
Maggie Stamets | October 15, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Watch Kings Of Leon Play Fallon With Questlove Filling In For Injured Followill

Kings Of Leon played Fallon last night and recruited Questlove to fill in for injured drummer Nathan Followill, who was involved in a car accident…
James Rettig | August 13, 2014 - 10:38 am

Questlove Defends Iggy Azalea, Declares “Fancy” Song Of The Summer

Questlove's new show Soundclash is premiering tonight on VH1 and the Roots drummer sat down and talked to Time about the new show and, more…
James Rettig | July 23, 2014 - 9:12 pm

Watch T.I., Fall Out Boy, & London Grammar Perform Together On The Premiere Episode Of VH1’s SoundClash

VH1's new SoundClash series premieres next Wednesday. Produced by Questlove and hosted by Diplo, it'll bring together different bands and artists to perform onstage, purportedly…
Peter Helman | July 16, 2014 - 11:27 am

Watch Sylvan Esso Play The Tonight Show With ?uestlove

A little while ago, Amealia Meath, of the Vermont folk harmonizers Mountain Man, and Nick Sanborn, of the rootsy North Carolina psychedelic rockers Megafaun, teamed…
Tom Breihan | July 10, 2014 - 8:42 am

Watch A Squinty Stephen Malkmus Present Ylvis With A Webby Award

Last night brought the 18th Annual Webby Awards, where Ylvis' captivatingly bizarre video for "What The Fox Say?" won for Best Viral Video. Appearing to…
Miles Bowe | May 20, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Questlove Producing Live Collaboration Show On VH1, Hosted By Diplo

Questlove is one of many reasons for the success of Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, and this summer the Roots co-leader will expand his TV profile…
Scott Lapatine | May 9, 2014 - 9:45 am

Lily Allen Can’t Catch A Break

When she made her big return late last year with her possibly-feminist/possibly-fetishistic "Hard Out Here" video, Lily Allen immediately found herself at the center of…
Tom Breihan | April 28, 2014 - 11:10 am

Watch Nirvana Play With Lorde, St. Vincent, Kim Gordon, & Joan Jett At Their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

So the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony happened at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, and this year, it's relevant to your interests! As…
Scott Lapatine | April 11, 2014 - 12:03 am

Here’s Questlove As A Corpse On Law & Order: SVU

Last November, Questlove informed readers of Us Weekly that one of his lifelong dreams is to play a dead body on Law & Order: SVU.
Chris DeVille | March 20, 2014 - 9:49 am

Questlove Apologizes For Racist Instagrams

On Christmas, while I was unwrapping Roots leader Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson's musical memoir Mo' Meta Blues, Questlove himself was fielding accusations of racism due to…
Chris DeVille | December 30, 2013 - 11:27 am
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