The Call to Unite

24-Hour "The Call To Unite" Livestream on May 1

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Oprah, Alanis, Julia, Common, Jewel, and 200 more will join the event for COVID-19 causes.READ MORE


Former ‘Tonight Show’ Employees Sue NBC, Questlove Over Alleged Racial Discrimination

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NBC and Questlove are being sued for allegedly discriminating against two 'Tonight Show' employees because they are white. The plaintiffs allege they were wrongfully terminated over a racist text.READ MORE

Diplo 808

'808' Documentary Featuring Diplo, Pharrell, Questlove & More Available Now

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Learn about one of the most influential machines in music today.READ MORE

Questlove Supreme

Pandora Names Questlove New Advisor & First-Ever Artist Ambassador

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Pandora has named Questlove as a new strategic advisor and it's first-ever artist ambassador for the brand. In addition to the new titles, The Roots drummer will get his own three-hour show titled Questlove Supreme curated and produced by the artist. The weekly show will feature music from across the globe, plus interviews with people from all of the entertainment industry.READ MORE

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The Roots Picnic in Bryant Park to feat. Sets by Questlove & John Mayer; Cheap Passes Here

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The weekend of October 1 will feature two major music festivals in New York City -- The Roots Picnic in Bryant Park, and the newly announced Meadows Music Festival at Citi Field. Luckily for festival goers based in the Big Apple, the lineups are diverse enough.READ MORE

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Questlove Was Once Fired by Prince -- and He Lived to Tell About It [WATCH]

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Today is Questlove's birthday, but the DJ and Roots' drummer, has a gift for us instead. Back in November, Questlove revealed on Twitter that Prince once hired, and then fired, him from a DJ gig, and now the whole story is out.READ MORE


Spoon, Questlove, Cold War Kids & More to Craft Custom Tacos for Scholarship Program

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Think there aren't enough breakfast tacos in Los Angeles? Spoon lead singer Britt Daniels agrees, as he's crafted a custom taco for the Tex-Mex brunch restaurant HomeState, which is launching its Band Taco program to raise money for a scholarship fund. Spoon is kicking off the series but a slew of high profile artists are set to follow him including The Roots' Questlove, Cold War Kids, Fitz and the Tantrums and Cherry Glazerr.READ MORE

Everett Joseph

Vic Firth, Legendary Drumstick Creator and Percussionist, Dies at 85

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Even if you aren't a percussionist the name Vic Firth--the world's most prolific drumstick maker--is still in your vocabulary. For the man who started it all, Mr. Everett Joseph "Vic" Firth has died at 85 years old.READ MORE

Instagram Music

Instagram Launches @Music: Showcase of New Acts Featuring Exclusives from Questlove, Until The Ribbon Breaks

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Instagram has caught on to how popular musicians are in the social media world and has responded with @Music, an account sponsored by the service that will shine light on rising acts and give exclusive peeks at established performers such as Questlove of The Roots.READ MORE

The Roots

The Roots Announce 2015 Picnic Lineup: Erykah Badu, The Weeknd and A$AP Rocky to Headline

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The Roots recently announced the lineup for their 2015 festival. The Eighth Annual Roots Picnic takes place May 30 at the Festival Pier in their hometown of Philadelphia. Along with The "Tonight Show" band, Erykah Badu, The Weeknd and A$AP Rocky will headline the event.READ MORE

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Hugh Jackman and Chris Hemsworth Play Musical Beers on 'The Tonight Show' [WATCH]

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While promoting his new sci-fi film, "Chappie," Hugh Jackman stopped by "The Tonight Show" and played musical beers with Jimmy Fallon and some unexpected guests.READ MORE

Ed Sheeran, ELO Grammys 2015

Grammys 2015: Ed Sheeran Joined By John Mayer, Questlove, Herbie Hancock & ELO, Performs "Thinking Out Loud" & "Mr. Blue Sky" [WATCH]

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Ed Sheeran was the seventh performer tonight at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. He took the stage with Herbie Hancock on keys, John Mayer on lead guitar and Questlove on drums backing him for a rendition of "Thinking Out Loud," which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Next, ELO came out for a performance of "Evil Woman" before Sheeran rejoined them for their hit "Mr. Blue Sky."READ MORE

D'Angelo - 'Voodoo' (2000)

The 13 Songs of D'Angelo's 'Voodoo': Ranked for its 15th Anniversary

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Today, Jan. 25, marks the 15th anniversary of D'Angelo's classic sophomore album, "Voodoo," which combined R&B, funk, soul and hip-hop in such an experimental and masterful way that it came to be seen at the crowning achievement of neo-soul, a movement which also included artists such as Lauryn Hill, The Roots and Erykah Badu. In celebration of this incredible album, here are its 13 songs ranked, from weakest to best.READ MORE

Kirk Douglas and Questlove of The Roots

The Roots Perform Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars's 'Uptown Funk' as Black Simon & Garfunkel on 'The Tonight Show' [WATCH]

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Black Simon & Garfunkel — aka Questlove and Kirk Douglas of The Roots — stopped by "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" last night, Jan. 14, to turn another contemporary pop tune into a folk ballad, "Billboard" notes. This time around the duo chose the Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars collaboration "Uptown Funk," which is dominating the charts. As always, the boys did not disappoint. The hilarious duo sang pieces of each verse, blending the lyrics to make a mellow tune. "This hit / That ice cold / Michelle Pfeiffer / That white gold," they sing in harmony in the clip below. "I'm too hot (hot damn) / Called a police and a fireman / I'm too hot (hot damn) / Make a dragon wanna retire man / Girls hit your hallelujah (whuoo) / 'Cause Uptown Funk gon' give it to you / Saturday night and we in the spot / Don't believe me just watch." Quest and Douglas then break into their signature "la la la's" before wrapping up the song.READ MORE

Questlove & J Cole

Questlove: 'Fear Of Getting Blackballed' Preventing Artists From Creating Protest Songs

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As the country erupts once more in protest over the death of Antonio Brown in Berkeley, Missouri, just two miles from Ferguson and potentially the non-indictment of a Houston police officer in the killing of an unarmed black man, Questlove shares his thoughts on why the music community has remained largely silent on the issue. In an interview with Billboard, Questlove suggested that artists are afraid of "being blackballed and not making a living. " He refers to the example of the Dixie Chicks in 2003 when Natalie Maines told an audience that she was ashamed George Bush was from Texas.READ MORE

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