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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Elvis Costello Questlove
NBC

Elvis Costello, the Roots Recorded Album Due In 2013

Elvis Costello has made three appearances on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' over the years, and each time, he's played with house band the Roots. It's that trio of TV gigs that Roots drummer and bandleader Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson says led his group to collaborate with Costello on a new album they recently finished recording and plan to release later this year.

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Questlove
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Roots Picnic Announces Lineup for 6th Annual Festival, Adds Grimes, Gary Clark Jr. + More

With a plethora of music festivals coming up, here’s one more to add to the list. The 6th annual Roots Picnic has been announced and is set to take place on Saturday, June 1, at the scenic Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. This year’s event boasts acts such as Grimes, Gary Clark Jr, How to Dress Well, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Naughty by Nature and, of course, the Roots themselves.

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Questlove Adam Yauch
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The Roots’ ?uestlove Releases Beastie Boys Mix

When the Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in March, the drummer from the Roots, Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson, put together a mix tape of his favorite Beastie Boys moments to be used during the ceremony. With the birthday of the late Adam Yauch last week, ?uestlove decided it would be a good time to let the public hear it.

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Hot Chip
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Hot Chip Rock ‘Jimmy Fallon’ With the Roots

Hot Chip recently wrapped up the first leg of a two-part U.S. summer tour with a gig on Wednesday in New York City, which put them in the perfect position to stop by Big Apple-based 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' for a performance with house band the Roots. Not surprisingly, the British dance rockers killed it.

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