The Roots

Roots Picnic 2014 Lineup

The Roots are having a big year, having just been promoted from Late Night house band to Tonight Show house band. And now they've announced…
Tom Breihan | March 3, 2014 - 12:38 pm
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Watch Rick Ross Play The Tonight Show With The Roots

"The Devil Is A Lie," Rick Ross's new Jay Z collab, is a harder and more anthemic song than either Ross or Jay has any…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2014 - 9:00 am

Watch U2 Play Jimmy Fallon’s First Tonight Show

Last night was the night Jimmy Fallon finally wrested control of The Tonight Show from Jay Leno's fierce, demonic clutches. And Fallon's first musical guest…
Tom Breihan | February 18, 2014 - 8:51 am
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Watch Justin Vernon & The Roots Play “Holocene” On Fallon

On Friday night, Justin Vernon sat in with the Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, doing a short and funkily reworked version of Bon…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2014 - 4:53 pm
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Watch Justin Vernon Sit In With The Roots On Fallon

On Friday night, the guests on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon were David Beckham, Inside Comedy host David Steinberg, Busta Rhymes, and a whole mess…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2014 - 10:46 am
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Watch ScHoolboy Q Play Fallon

ScHoolboy Q landed on our latest Best Songs Of The Week with "Break The Bank," but it was another Oxymoron cut, the Chromatics-sampling "Man Of…
Scott Lapatine | January 25, 2014 - 5:48 pm

Elvis Costello & The Roots – “Cinco Minutos Con Vos (Karriem Riggins Remix)”

Jazz drummer/hip-hop producer/occasional rapper Karriem Riggins released his 34 track album Alone/Together last year, and it is arguably one of the most memorable instrumental records
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 2, 2013 - 11:42 am

Watch M.I.A. Play With The Roots On Fallon

M.I.A. stopped by 6A last night to perform "Come Walk With Me" with the Roots, but not before talking to Jimmy Fallon about the time…
Scott Lapatine | November 8, 2013 - 8:01 am
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Watch Dierks Bentley & The Roots Cover Pearl Jam’s “Alive” With Mike McCready

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon's Pearl Jam Week has already brought us PJ covers from the grungy/rootsy team of Chris Cornell and the Avett Brothers
Chris DeVille | October 24, 2013 - 11:21 am
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Stream Elvis Costello & The Roots Wise Up Ghost WFUV Live Special

Earlier this year, Elvis Costello and the Roots joined forces for a collaborative LP, Wise Up Ghost. While their unexpected union is already enough of…
Claire Lobenfeld | October 21, 2013 - 11:23 am

Watch Thundercat Play Fallon

On the heels of the release of his sophomore album Apocalypse this summer, Thundercat stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last week to sit…
James Rettig | October 1, 2013 - 5:28 pm

Watch Elvis Costello & The Roots Play Fallon Again

One nice thing about being the house band on a TV show: When you've got some new shit out, you get to do a nice…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2013 - 9:39 am
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Watch Elvis Costello & The Roots Play Fallon

Elvis Costello and the Roots first worked together on the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon stage, and now they've teamed up to make the surprisingly…
Tom Breihan | September 18, 2013 - 9:08 am

Watch Elvis Costello & The Roots Cover The Specials & John Lennon In Brooklyn

Last night Elvis Costello and the Roots celebrated the release of their robust collaborative LP Wise Up Ghost with a one-off, sold out concert at…
Scott Lapatine | September 17, 2013 - 12:55 pm

Watch Kanye West Perform “Bound 2″ On Fallon

Kanye made a surprise appearance on last night's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. In town after New York Fashion Week, where he hung out with
Scott Lapatine | September 10, 2013 - 8:24 am
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Stream Elvis Costello & The Roots Wise Up Ghost

This week in unexpected matchups: Elvis Costello and the Roots -- who would seem to have nothing in common beyond historic excellence, omnivorous taste, and…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2013 - 11:03 am

Watch Goodie Mob Play Fallon With The Roots

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
Tom Breihan | August 2, 2013 - 5:12 pm
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Watch J Mascis Sit In With The Roots On Fallon

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,…
Amrit Singh | July 30, 2013 - 10:49 am
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