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Twenty One Pilots May Not Be For You (Because They’re For Everyone)

In 2015, Twenty One Pilots were the biggest band you've never heard of. By the end of the following year, they were the biggest band,…
Chris DeVille | October 11, 2018 - 9:23 am

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74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors…
Scott Lapatine | October 4, 2017 - 12:39 pm

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Dave Matthews’ Concert For Charlottesville Was A Great Show, But What Did It Mean?

"I've seen hate marching down the streets." That was Stevie Wonder, a surprise guest at last night's Concert For Charlottesville, talking to a crowd of…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2017 - 4:52 pm

More The Roots stories

Stream Black Thought & Salaam Remi’s New EP Streams Of Thought Vol. 2

A few months ago, Black Thought, longtime lead rapper for the Roots, released his first proper solo project. On his EP Streams Of Thought Vol.
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2018 - 9:39 am

Watch John Prine Play The Tonight Show With The Roots & Jimmy Fallon

Earlier this year, the songwriting legend John Prine came back with the new album The Tree Of Forgiveness, on which he shows why so many…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2018 - 9:12 am

Watch Lil Wayne Talk Tha Carter V, Perform “Dedicate” With The Roots On Fallon

During his long exile from his recording career, Lil Wayne became a frequent guest on sports talk shows, to the point where Skip Bayless now…
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2018 - 9:07 am

Watch Meek Mill Talk Prison Reform, Perform “Dangerous” On Fallon

Meek Mill has been playing a double role since he was released from prison back in April. He'd been in prison based on a pretty…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2018 - 10:02 am

Black Thought Raps The Plot To The Jurassic Park Movies

Lately, the world has had plenty of chances to remember that the Roots' Black Thought is a god-level rapper. There was the incredible Funkmaster Flex
Tom Breihan | June 12, 2018 - 9:52 am

Stream Black Thought’s Solo Project Streams Of Thought Vol. 1

Black Thought has been a great rapper for many, many years. He's a founding member of the Roots, whose debut album Organix turns 25 this…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2018 - 8:50 am

Watch Ariana Grande Sing “No Tears Left To Cry” With The Roots On Nintendo Labo Instruments

Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show has a regular segment in which Fallon, his house band the Roots, and whatever famous guest he has that night will…
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2018 - 9:40 am

Ariana Grande Talks New Album Sweetener And Sings Goth-Rock Kendrick In Fallon Takeover

Ariana Grande season is basically here. Grande has recorded a new album with Max Martin and Pharrell, and while she hasn't yet announced anything as…
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2018 - 8:50 am

Watch Offset, Metro Boomin, The Roots, & Ric Flair Do “Ric Flair Drip” On The Tonight Show

Last year, 21 Savage, Migos member Offset, and star producer Metro Boomin all got together to record the collaborative album Without Warning. But the breakout…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2018 - 9:22 am

Rock Hall 2018: Howard Stern Inducts Bon Jovi, Lauryn Hill Sings Nina Simone, The Killers Cover Tom Petty, & More

Earlier this year, during an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, the great stand-up comic John Mulaney had a great bit about how ridiculous…
Peter Helman | April 15, 2018 - 1:31 pm

The Roots’ SXSW Cancelled After Bomb Threat

The Roots & Friends show at SXSW was canceled Saturday night (March 16) because of security issues.
Billboard | March 17, 2018 - 10:17 pm

Kali Uchis Announces Album, Plays Fallon With Tyler, The Creator

Colombian-American singer Kali Uchis just officially announced her debut album, Isolation, and last night, she went on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform…
Peter Helman | March 15, 2018 - 7:58 pm

Roots Picnic 2018 Lineup

Every year, the Roots bring their Roots Picnic festival to their Philadelphia hometown. And every year, the group seems to put together a lineup just…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2018 - 11:15 am

Paul Rudd And Jimmy Fallon Did A Shot-For-Shot Remake Of The “King Of Wishful Thinking” Video

Paul Rudd and Jimmy Fallon have apparently made it their mission to recreate every goofy music video from the '80s and '90s. Last year, they…
Peter Helman | February 10, 2018 - 2:53 pm
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