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Paul Mccartney Releases Jimmy Fallon And The Roots Version Of 'Wonderful Christmastime'

We know it's a bit early yet, but Paul McCartney has teamed up with The Roots and Jimmy Fallon for an epic rendition of 'Wonderful Christmastime' and now we can't wait until Winter. It's not...

Sandy Duncan Still Can't Watch Her Role In Roots

The actress portrayed Missy Anne Reynolds, the daughter of slave owners, in the acclaimed drama, which was based on Alex Haley's 1976 book, Roots: The Saga of an American Family, but almost 40...

The Roots Pull Out Of David Bowie Shows After Equipment Dispute

Questlove of The Roots has insisted that the band will no longer be performing at the upcoming major David Bowie tribute concerts this week, which will be held at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music...

50 Cent's Hotel Smelled Of 'Weed'

50 Cent chilled with DJ Skitz in a hotel that ''stunk of weed''.The 'P.I.M.P' hitmaker hung out with the 'Where My Mind Is At' producer, who claimed the rapper's entire hotel floor was filled with...

Questlove Writing Good Food Book

The drummer and author's Something to Food About: Exploring Creativity with America's Most Innovative Chefs will chronicle his favourite places to eat and the cooks who run the kitchens. Announcing the news...

Malachi Kirby Cast As Kunta Kinte In Roots Remake

The Gone Too Far star will play Kunta Kinte in the TV miniseries based on Alex Haley's 1976 book, Roots: The Saga of an American Family, which inspired the original 1977 series....

Jimmy Fallon Sings With U2

Jimmy Fallon sang with U2 in New York last night (22.07.15).The 42-year-old talk show host - who recently underwent hand surgery after a fall at home - was invited on stage at Madison Square Garden...

U2 Invite The Roots And Jimmy Fallon Onstage At New York Gig

The Beautiful Day hitmakers were performing for the third night of an eight-part series at Madison Square Garden in the Big Apple when they invited funnyman Fallon and his show's house band The...

The Roots' Members To Executive Produce Broadway Show Hamilton's Soundtrack Album

The hip hop musical, which focuses on the life of U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton, is currently in previews in New York, and record executives are planning to capitalise on the show's rave...

Billie Holiday And The Roots To Be Inducted Into Philadelphia Music Walk Of Fame

This autumn (15), the two Philadelphia music staples will be inducted to the Walk of Fame, and will also be feted at a celebratory gala. In addition to jazz legend Holiday and...

Questlove Escapes Huge Highway Accident In Atlanta

The Roots drummer and bandleader was driving along a highway when a large road sign fell and hit the tarmac, causing drivers to hit the brakes and swerve to avoid crashing into other...

Madonna Joins Jimmy Fallon And The Roots For A Classroom Rendition Of 'Holiday' [Video]

Remember those totally unusable instruments you were given for music class in elementary school? Well, it turns out, they're not so unusable after all - Jimmy Fallon enlists Madonna and The Roots and his collection...

Jimmy Fallon's Lip-sync Battle Becomes Super Bowl Xlix Comedy Highlight

The Super Bowl XLIX was all anyone could talk about over the weekend - and it wasn't just about the epic win of the New England Patriots over the Seattle Seahawks. As per usual, this...

Musicians, Celebrities And World Leaders Unite To Fight Poverty At Global Citizen Festival

So there’s SXSW for the hipsters, Coachella for the fashionable crowd… and then there’s the Global Citizen music festival, which has a different vibe altogether. Held in Central Park, the third annual event featured the...

Foo Fighters, The Roots Added To 2014 Super Bowl Weekend Lineup

Super Bowl weekend just got a whole lot more interesting. The Foo Fighters and the Roots were both just added to the festivities, according to Spin.The Foo Fighters performing in LondonThe Foo Fighters are set...

The Roots And Jimmy Fallon Put A New Spin On Miley's 'We Can't Stop'

Miley Cyrus partied it up over the summer, but for her Tuesday appearance on Late Night, she served up a toned down, a cappella version of 'We Can’t Stop,' in collaboration with The Roots and...

Elvis Costello And The Roots Form Unlikely Alliance For 'Wise Up Ghost'

Talk about your unlikely collaborations, Elvis Costello has teamed up with hip-hop group The Roots for a full album of original material that combines Costello's rock and blues know-how with Roots drummer ?uestlove's keen ear...

Pure Jokes On Blue Paper - Jimmy Fallon's Perfectly Crafted 'Breaking Bad' Spoof

If a pop culture trend exists, so does a Jimmy Fallon parody of it. Not that we’re complaining, the Late Night host does have a knack for parodies, which he proved once again with his...

In One Last Bout Of Summer Festival Euphoria, Snoop Dogg And Franz Ferdinand Rock Bestival

Snoop Dogg and Franz Ferdinand dominated Saturday at Bestival on the Isle of Wight. Festival goers enjoyed a rare bit of sunshine yesterday (September 7) and Snoop Dogg performed a set, featuring some of his...

Is Chris Christie's Appearance On 'The Michael J. Fox Show' An Election Ploy?

New Jersey governor Chris Christie is to appear on Michael J Fox's eponymous new sitcom, following his numerous late-night TV appearances, including Saturday Night Live. Christie's office confirmed reports that the Republican politician will make...

Andrew W.k. Completes 24-Hour Drumming Marathon, With A Little Help From His Friends

Andrew W.K. isn't you're conventional musician, he's more of a vagabond who travels through as many musical landscapes as is humanly possible, bringing his own party-loving twist to every place he visits on his musical...

Justin Timberlake To Release Second Album In 2013?

Justin Timberlake may release a follow up to 'The 20/20 Experience' later this year. The 'Pusher Love Girl' star released his first album for almost seven years today (18.03.13), but The Roots' drummer Questlove claims...

Stars Turn Out For Prince Celebration Show In New York

Elvis Costello, the Roots and D'angelo came together in New York on Thursday night (07Mar13) to celebrate the music of Prince at a special charity concert.Bettye LaVette, The Waterboys and comedienne Maya Rudolph's Prince covers...

Prince Apologises For Damaging Borrowed The Roots Star's Guitar During Tv Set

Prince has apologised to The Roots' musician Kirk Douglas after trashing his guitar during a late-night Tv set in New York last week (01Mar13).The enigmatic Purple Rain hitmaker asked to borrow Douglas' 1961 Epiphone Crestwood...

Black Thought Working With Tv On The Radio And My Morning Jacket Stars For Solo Album

The Roots rap icon Black Thought is teaming up with stars from Tv On The Radio and My Morning Jacket to work on a new solo blues album.The acclaimed Mc, real name Tariq Trotter, has...

Stars To Pay Tribute To Prince At New York Benefit

Elvis Costello, the Roots and D'angelo will be among the artists paying tribute to the music of Prince at a special charity concert in New York next month (Mar13).The stars will take over Carnegie Hall...

Video: Mariah Carey Performs Neo-soul Rendition Of 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'

Ok, so it wasn't quite neo-soul, but it did feature Questlove and The Roots as the backing band. Mariah Carey stopped by the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this week and was roped into performing...

Office Party! Christina Aguilera, The Roots & Jimmy Fallon's Unusual Performance Of 'Your Body'

Christina Aguilera and The Roots performed a pretty special version of her single ‘Your Body,’ along with Jimmy Fallon. The musical stars joined the chat show host in his office before appearing on Late Night...

Call Me Professor Questlove… The Roots’ Drummer To Teach At Nyu

We all know Questlove, right? The drummer for The Roots, a high profile musician in his own right and Amber Tamblyn’s amateur wedding photographer? Well, you can all call him Professor Questlove now because he’s...

Amber Tamblyn And David Cross: Was It The Coolest Celebrity Wedding Ever?

Amber Tamblyn and David Cross' wedding may well be up there with the coolest celebrity nuptials ever after details of their big day surfaced online. We say 'details', we were actually treated to an Instagram...

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