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Jimmy Fallon & the Roots Fill In for U2, Cover ‘Desire': Watch

Meanwhile, U2 is planning U2-less videos of every track on their “Songs of Innocence” album.

11/18/2014

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Questlove Remembers Robin Williams and the Two-Minute Moment That Meant The World To Him

With a photo of Williams from Mork & Mindy, The Roots drummer started his Instagram post by writing, “Man. The smallest gesture can mean the world to you. Robin Williams made such an impact on me and didn’t even know it.”

08/12/2014

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Five Great Albums By Classic Artists In 2013

We’re grateful that some of the greatest artists of all time are still adding to their respective legacies with excellent new albums. Here, then, are five great albums that legends released in 2013.

12/30/2013

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Questlove Pens ‘Soul Train’ Book

Philadelphia native and drummer for the Roots, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson is penning a book about the history of Soul Train.

10/15/2013

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What Have You Done For Us Lately, Elvis Costello?

Elvis Costello is one of the most prolific composers, lyricists and performers of his generation. And looks super good in a hat.

09/17/2013

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JACK’s Inside Track: Elvis Costello & The Roots

Guess it makes sense…both of ‘em have TV experience, so why NOT get together and write music?

104.1 JACK-FM–06/20/2013

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The Roots & Elvis Costello To Release Collaborative Album ‘Wise Up Ghost’

“We had 13 or 14 songs, but then we said, ‘Ooh! Wait a minute! Let’s replace four of these songs with four better songs!” Questlove said.

05/29/2013

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Which LPs Should Questlove Cover In His NYU Course On Classic Albums?

The Roots’ Questlove – drummer, DJ, “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” sidekick and man about town – will soon be Prof Questo.

10/17/2012

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Elvis Costello, Todd Rundgren, Living Colour Pay Tribute To Robert Johnson

Last night (March 6), New York’s famed Apollo Theater hosted a diverse lineup of artists paying tribute to blues legend Robert Johnson.  Johnson, whose music has been covered by Led Zeppelin, Cream, The Rolling Stones, […]

03/07/2012

Mountain Jam

Steve Winwood, Gov’t Mule, The Roots, Dawes, GIVERS, Charles Bradley To Perform At 2012 Mountain Jam Festival

Our very favorite Northeast camp-out festival has just announced a killer lineup for 2012. Mountain Jam returns for its 8th year to the green slopes of Hunter Mountain in the beautiful Catskills of New York […]

02/01/2012

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