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?uestlove was throwing Twitter shots at Justin Vernon just a few months ago, but all that is long-buried. Last week, when he was in town for Saturday Night Live, the Bon Iver frontman stopped by the…   Read Story »
Last night, Jimmy Fallon's Late Night show, in Indianapolis for the Super Bowl, played host to rap legend Nas, who performed his blistering comeback single "Nasty" with the Roots backing him up. In…   Read Story »
MTV reports that President Obama has "a wish list" of campaign supporters for his upcoming 2012 run for re-election and points to a document obtained by The Tennessean. The list includes, among…   Read Story »
We're outsourcing Where's The Beef? today to Videogum to address ?uestlove's critical comments on Tina Fey's inability to bond with her Philly peers. Kelly, take it away! UPDATE: This was a publicity…   Read Story »
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 pointed interview comment. Maybe they'd toss in a…   Read Story »
Our annual list of late night television's best performances has quickly become an annual exercise in big-upping Jimmy Fallon's music talent booker. Way to go, person responsible for pointing those…   Read Story »
On last night's episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Rufush Wainwright sang "Minuit, Chrétiens," the French version of the Christmas song "O Holy Night," with the Roots backing him up in a…   Read Story »
One of the real joys in Jimmy Fallon's late-night run has been the Roots' choices of jokey, thematically appropriate walk-in songs for Fallon's various celebrity guests: "Da Butt" for Serena…   Read Story »
The Roots took a couple of undun tracks to their day job -- or night job, depending how you look at it -- including the "Redford" medley inspired by Sufjan Stevens' song of the same name. Check out…   Read Story »
The Roots have been building toward undun for a little over a month now, supplying weekly videos for undun tracks as well as sharing three parts of the album's four-part "Redford" suite with us. Now,…   Read Story »