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During her attempted career as a conventional top-40 type, Sky Ferreira never made it as far as a late-night TV performance. Instead, she had to reinvent herself as a dead-eyed stoner-pop queen and…   Read Story »
Last week, T.I. made his Late Night With Jimmy Fallon debut with a rambunctious performance of single "Ball" accompanied by Fallon houseband, the Roots. While Lil Wayne is featured on the studio…   Read Story »
Back when I was just a tiny bit younger than Joey Bada$$, it would blow my mind when someone like newly minted major-label artists Bad Religion would show up on Late Night With Conan O'Brien. And now…   Read Story »
Wu-Tang Clan stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon the other day to perform The Man With The Iron Fists OST cut "Six Directions Of Boxing." Now, some bonus footage from that session has surfaced…   Read Story »
As if Roots bandleader ?uestlove didn't already have enough on his plate, he's now taking on yet another job: College professor. As Billboard reports, ?uesto and Universal Music vice president Harry…   Read Story »
Tomorrow, Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard releases his first-ever solo album Former Lives. And on Friday night's episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Gibbard rolled through, performing…   Read Story »
Red House Painters' first album, Down Colorful Hill, came out 20 years ago last month, and over the last two decades, the band's mastermind, Mark Kozelek, has produced a catalog of staggering power…   Read Story »
Kendrick Lamar might be the most electric live rapper currently working, and he got a chance to display that on last night's episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Kendrick teamed up with the Roots…   Read Story »
In April, Questlove performed a medley of Beastie Boys tracks at this year's annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony in celebration of the life of Adam Yauch. Recently, Questlove let…   Read Story »
Since forming in Philadelphia 25 years ago (yes, it really has been that long), the Roots have become one of the most innovative, progressive, and influential acts in the history of hip-hop.…   Read Story »