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David Byrne + the Roots Pay Tribute to David Bowie at 2016 Rock Hall Induction Ceremony

David Byrne
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Byrne, the Roots and Kimbra performed "Fame" in honor of the late Bowie, while the Black Keys and Kendrick Lamar introduced new inductees Steve Miller and N.W.A.

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The Roots + Jimmy Fallon Join U2 at Madison Square Garden

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In U2's continued takeover of New York City's Madison Square Garden, they held nothing back at last night's (July 22) gig.

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Watch Tobias Jesso Jr. Perform with the Roots on ‘Fallon’


Talented up-and-coming singer/songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. made his network television debut on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.'

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Kings of Leon Perform With Questlove on ‘The Tonight Show’


If your band ever plays 'The Tonight Show' and you find yourselves down a drummer, Jimmy Fallon always has a pretty decent substitute at the ready.

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The Roots + Elvis Costello to Release New Album, ‘Wise Up Ghost,’ in September

Elvis Costello, the Roots

The Roots are always looking for fresh new ways to showcase their music. They’ve collaborated with a number of different artists over the years, and now, they’re adding another impressive one to the list: Elvis Costello. Yes, that’s right — the group of hip-hop heroes have teamed up with the famed British rocker for a forthcoming album titled ‘Wise Up Ghost.’

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‘Fruitvale Station’ Trailer – What’s the Song?

'Fruitvale Station' Trailer

Based on a true story, ‘Fruitvale Station’ follows a 22-year-old Bay Area urbanite named Oscar through the shocking, life-changing last day of 2008. The film stars Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand and Melonie Diaz and is slated for a July 12 release. What’s the song in the gripping trailer?

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Celebrate Brooklyn! 2013 to Feature Jim James, the Roots, Beck + More

Jim James, the Roots, Beck
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Celebrate Brooklyn! is back for its 35th go-round with an array of internationally acclaimed artists in tow. This year’s summer-long New York City festival features performances by the likes of Jim James, the Roots, Beck and many more. The fest is heavy on free shows, though some events -- the Beck and James gigs among them -- are ticketed benefits.

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Major Lazer Play ‘Fallon’ With Dirty Projectors + the Roots, Perform ‘Get Free’

Major Lazer on 'Fallon'

Major Lazer's sophomore album, ‘Free the Universe,’ is due out next week, and they stopped by ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ last night (April 11) to perform a new song from the disc. The clip (watch above) features electronic mastermind Diplo jamming out onstage to ‘Get Free’ alongside the Dirty Projectors’ Amber Coffman and David Longstreth and the show’s house band, the Roots.

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Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 2013 Announces Lineup: The Roots, TV on the Radio + Solange to Headline

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
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Crossing Brooklyn Ferry – a music and film festival curated by the National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner and catering specifically to the NYC creative arts scene – is back for its second go-round and will be held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) from April 25-27. The three-day affair boasts headlining performances by the Roots, TV on the Radio and Solange, plus many more.

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Beale Street Music Festival 2013 to Feature Black Keys, the Flaming Lips, the Roots + More

Black Keys
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The Beale Street Music Festival is back for its 2013 installment, and this year's highly anticipated event is set to take place from May 3-5 at Tom Lee Park in Memphis, Tenn., as part of the Memphis in May International Festival. The lineup has just been announced, and it features the Black Keys, the Flaming Lips, the Roots and many more.

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