the roots

  • Blake Shelton may be in trouble with Gwen Stefani after this

    Blake Shelton may have gotten himself in hot water with girlfriend Gwen Stefani when he failed to recognize one of her biggest hits on "The Tonight Show."

  • The Roots Jam at South By Southwest canceled due to bomb threat

    Questlove announced the cancelation in a since-deleted tweet, citing a “severe emergency.”

  • Camila Cabello sings fun version of 'Havana' with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots

    Camila Cabello dropped by the "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" music room, where she joined the host and the Roots for a classroom-instruments cover of her hit song, "Havana."

  • Anna Kendrick and Jimmy Fallon sing 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'

    On "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Anna Kendrick got to join Jimmy Fallon and The Roots in singing "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" along with the R&B songstress Darlene Love.

  • 'Riverdale' meets 'Peanuts' in Jimmy Fallon's surprisingly perfect parody

    On "The Tonight Show," Jimmy Fallon mashed together the CW's "Riverdale" with the comic strip "Peanuts" into a great parody.

  • Brie Larson shames Jimmy Fallon's drawing skills and shows him how it's done

    Brie Larson had to give Jimmy Fallon an insect anatomy lesson and teach him how to draw during "VR Pictionary."

  • Jason Aldean, The Roots, Prince Royce & More to Celebrate Live Nation's 'National Concert Day' on May 1

    Live Nation is celebrating "National Concert Day" on May 1 by offering 1 million tickets to various summer shows for only $20

  • Hilarious ‘Bachelor’ Reenactment by the Roots on ‘The Tonight Show’

    On ‘The Bachelor,’ when contestant Corrine confessed that she has a nanny — for her 24-year-old self — we knew we had hit reality gold. If you missed the scene, don’t worry, because on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Roots’ Questlove and Tariq were kind enough to reenact it. Corrine’s nanny, Raquel, apparently keeps Corrine’s life together.

  • Metallica Performs ‘Enter Sandman’ With Jimmy Fallon and the Roots

    On “The Tonight Show,” Jimmy Fallon and the Roots grabbed some classroom instruments and the guys from legendary rock group Metallica. With Fallon by his side, Metallica frontman James Hetfield led Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and the rest of the group through two verses of their hit song from 1991.

  • Audience Member Steals the ‘Tonight Show’ With a Song

    On “Freestylin’ With the Roots” on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," the an audience member sang about his love of dogs and loyalty.

  • The Roots Help Hillary Clinton Show That She's Mighty Healthy On 'The Tonight Show'

    Just a few days after they kicked off Donald Trump’s disastrous interview by mocking his border wall with some well-placed Erykah Badu, The Roots let everyone know what they think of the conspiracy theories surrounding Hillary Clinton. The Democratic presidential candidate walked on to Black Thought and crew playing Ghostface Killah‘s “Mighty Healthy” from his classic LP, Supreme Clientele. Normally, this would be a fine bit, but given that he did everything short of scratch Donald Trump’s belly earlier this week, it rang as a little bit wrongheaded.

  • The Roots’ New Song ‘Bittersweet’ Will Change Your Perception of Reality, Supposedly

    The Roots took a break from their long-running gig at The Tonight Show to make music you can taste. Today, the band released two versions of their new song "Bittersweet": one high-pitched and the other low-pitched. "Bittersweet" is a collaboration with beer label Stella Artois. It's not just a brand placement: Listening to the different pitches while imbibing…

  • President Obama Slow-Jams the News on ‘Tonight Show’

    President Barack Obama stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to “slow-jam the news" and list many of the accomplishments he is most proud of.

  • The Lonely Island and the Roots Team Up for ‘I’m on a Boat’ With Classroom Instruments

    Based on the old style sailor outfits being worn on The Tonight Show, one might expect a number from the classic musical Anything Goes. The Lonely Island teamed up with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots for a rendition of ‘I’m On A Boat’ using classroom instruments.  The original version of the song, which has almost 40 million views on YouTube, is definitely explicit. Jorma Taccone, who sat morosely in a dunce cap.

  • Black Thought From The Roots Raps a ‘Game of Thrones’ Recap

    On The Tonight Show, Tariq aka Black Thought from the Roots ripped out some bars that nicely summarized the Game of Thrones season-premiere episode.

  • Bowie Tribute Organizer Responds to Roots Dropping Off Benefit

    <p>City Winery founder and organizer of two upcoming <a rel="nofollow" href="">David Bowie tribute concerts</a> Michael Dorf said he hopes the Roots will still perform after the group, alongside Bilal and Kimbra, <a rel="nofollow" href="">dropped out following a dispute</a> over shared equipment.</p> <p></p> <p>Drummer Questlove broke the news on <a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">Instagram</a> Wednesday night that the group would not play the...

  • The Roots, Bilal, Kimbra Pull Out of Bowie Tribute Concerts

    <p>It seems the <a rel="nofollow" href="">David Bowie</a> <a rel="nofollow" href="">tribute concerts</a> taking place at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall in New York, on Thursday and Friday respectively, will be short a few artists. <a rel="nofollow" href="">The Roots</a>' <a rel="nofollow" href="">Questlove</a> took to social media to announce that his band, Bilal and Kimbra will not be performing,...

  • Hysterical Fan Won’t Stop Screaming on ‘The Tonight Show’

    Julia practically shrieked and shouted through the entirety of a segment called “Freestylin’ With The Roots” where The Roots are given a subject to free-style about. When she was selected Julia began to scream and emphatically declared “This is the best moment of my life!” Julia was tasked with giving advice to the Carolina Panthers, an NFL team that is currently in the playoffs. One would think the conclusion of the song would cause more excitement from Julia, but her reaction indicated that she blew through a lot of her energy already.