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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 »
Last night, a motley crew of stage and screen stars paid tribute to newly resurgent pop legend Prince at NYC's Carnegie Hall. Among the performers: D'Angelo, the Waterboys, Elvis Costello, Chris…   Read Story »
Perhaps the biggest moment in Odd Future's sudden rise to dominance came two years ago, when Tyler, The Creator and Hodgy Beats bulldozed their way through Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, giving a…   Read Story »