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This week in unexpected matchups: Elvis Costello and the Roots -- who would seem to have nothing in common beyond historic excellence, omnivorous taste, and late-night TV presence -- have gone and…   Read Story »
Atlanta rap greats, one of the greatest groups in the genre's history, are back together and getting ready to release a new album called Age Against The Machine. Earlier this week, they released…   Read Story »
A pair of prolific lifechampions joined forces last night, when J and Questo and the rest of the Roots jammed on a series of bumpers, walk-on songs, and covers (Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," Black…   Read Story »
New Order weren't the only musical guests on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night. Fallon's fellow SNL alums the Lonely Island were also on the show, and they did an elaborately choreographed…   Read Story »
ELvis Costello and the Roots have worked together before, including a jam session on Colbert back in 2009, and last year, when they joined forces to do a Springsteen cover on Fallon. It was announced…   Read Story »
The Hangout organizers presumably intend the word "Hangout" to be read with leisurely fellowship in mind, and certainly that matches the vibe here in Gulf Shores. But one passable alternate reading…   Read Story »
The forever-sincere backpack-rap vet Talib Kweli is old buddies with the Roots, so anytime he's got new music coming out, it's a fair bet he'll end up on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, with the band…   Read Story »
If you caught any of Major Lazer's frantic, fun-as-hell festival-rocking live shows over the last few years, you likely saw girls twerking on speaker-risers, Skerritt Bwoy performing death-defying…   Read Story »
Next week, Ghostface Killah will release Twelve Reasons To Die, the soul-rap concept album he made with the producer and composer Adrian Younge. Last night, he stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon…   Read Story »
A record label attempting to promote a new posthumous Jimi Hendrix collection faces obvious problems, since they can't book him on late-night shows or whatever. (Not that posthumous Hendrix…   Read Story »