The Roots

Finding His Roots
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&nb…
Roots Picnic
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, H…
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 …
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 da…