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Wildest Memes: 19 Memorable Music Tweets From 2015

Oh, Twitter. Never before has it been easier to find out what celebrities think of #TheDress, and never before has it been easier for celebrities…
Peter Helman | December 8, 2015 - 12:43 pm
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Essay

How The Roots Got Over

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,…
Chris DeVille | February 21, 2014 - 4:13 pm
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List

The 10 Biggest Band Beefs Of 2011

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…
Tom Breihan | December 29, 2011 - 10:19 am
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More Questlove stories

Watch BET Awards’ Prince Tributes From Erykah Badu & The Roots, Stevie Wonder & Tori Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monáe, Bilal, Maxwell, & Sheila E.

Tonight's BET Awards ceremony in Los Angeles honored the late Prince with a whole series of tribute performances. (You may remember last month when the…
Peter Helman | June 26, 2016 - 11:45 pm
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Watch Madonna & Stevie Wonder Cover Prince At The Billboard Music Awards

Madonna paid tribute to her friend and collaborator Prince to close out tonight's Billboard Music Awards. Questlove introduced the singer, who made her entrance on…
James Rettig | May 23, 2016 - 12:02 am
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Read Questlove’s Tribute To Prince

Questlove is a huge Prince fan. He's already paid tribute to the late icon in several ways -- social media mourning, playing Prince songs at…
Peter Helman | April 26, 2016 - 12:10 am
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Watch Amy Schumer’s Hamilton Takeoff With Lin-Manuel Miranda & Questlove

Inside Amy Schumer returns for a fourth season in a few weeks, and the first sketch we're seeing from the new season is a Hamilton
James Rettig | April 4, 2016 - 11:18 am
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Former Roots Bassist Sues Questlove & Black Thought

Former Roots bassist Leonard "Hub" Hubbard has filed a lawsuit against Questlove, Black Thought, and the band's manager, claiming that he was cut out of…
James Rettig | January 28, 2016 - 11:30 am
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Preview Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson Documentary Feat. The Weeknd, David Byrne, Questlove, & More

Spike Lee has been more active as of late than in recent years. He lent his name to video game NBA 2K16, dubbing it a…
Collin Robinson | January 13, 2016 - 12:06 pm

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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