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4u: A Symphonic Celebration Of Prince Features Original Arranger

Questlove's '4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince' concert will feature the late music icon's original arranger Brent Fischer.The 47-year-old star has curated the forthcoming one-day event, described as ''the first and only official Estate approved...

Prince's Sister Defends Justin Timberlake

Prince's sister thinks the late singer wouldn't have held a grudge against Justin Timberlake for his tribute at the Super Bowl.The 37-year-old singer-songwriter originally planned to perform with a hologram version of the music icon...

Questlove Denies Racial Discrimination Against White 'Tonight Show' Employees

Questlove has found himself embroiled in a racial discrimination lawsuit after two former employees of 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' accused him of deliberately getting them fired because they are white. He has since...

Jimmy Fallon Pays An Emotional Tribute To His Late Mother

Jimmy Fallon paid an emotional tribute to his late mother on Monday night's (13.11.17) episode of 'The Tonight Show'.The 43-year-old presenter fronted the show for the first time since Gloria Fallon died from undisclosed causes...

Questlove To Launch 'Guide To Living Your Best Life'

Questlove's new book is ''a guide to living your best life''.The 46-year-old hip-hop star is set to release his book, titled 'Creative Quest', in April 2018 and the musician has revealed it will explore the...

Questlove Leads Tributes To Tom Coyne

Questlove has led the tributes to Tom Coyne. The renowned mastering engineer - who has worked with artists including Beyonce, Mark Ronson, Britney Spears, Common, George Michael, Adele and Amy Winehouse - passed away this...

Questlove Nominated For Top Cookery Writing Award

The 46-year-old teamed with author Ben Greenman to release a food book, titled something to food about: Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs, last year (16). Now the tome, which features Questlove's...

Music Producer Tommy Lipuma Dies At 80

The record executive passed away following a brief illness, according to Billboard.com. LiPuma began his career as a saxophone player and moved into promotions at Imperial Records, where he began publishing...

Hip Hop Stars Mourn Jazz Composer David Axelrod

Axelrod, whose 1960s and 1970s jazz fusion records were rediscovered and sampled by hip hop artists including De La Soul, Dr. Dre, DJ Shadow and Swizz Beats, passed away on Sunday (05Feb17)....

Questlove Honours Late Drumming Icon Alphonse Mouzon

The musician, who played in top 1970s jazz fusion bands Weather Report and The Eleventh House, went into cardiac arrest on Sunday and died, his son Jean-Pierre Mouzon tells The New York Times....

Something In The Air? Phil Collins Performs With Questlove On 'Jimmy Fallon'

Is there a more cool collaboration anywhere than Phil Collins and the Roots? Didn't think so. The former Genesis singer and drummer teamed his band with Questlove and company for a stunning rendition of his...

Questlove Signs On As Pandora's First Ambassador

The drummer and producer, who is famous for his knowledge of music, will help the company nurture new talent and debut new initiatives, while hosting a weekly three-hour show online promoting rare cuts...

Spike Lee And Questlove Hosting Prince Tribute Events

The music icon, 57, was found dead at his Minnesota home on Thursday (21Apr16), and tributes from fans and friends came flooding in honouring him, and now filmmaker Spike and The Roots drummer...

David Bowie Tribute Organiser Wants The Roots To Return

Band member Questlove took to Instagram on Wednesday night (30Mar16) and revealed his group had pulled out of the Music Of David Bowie charity function due to a "b**tcha**" attitude from other musicians surrounding the...

The Roots Pull Out Of David Bowie Shows After Equipment Dispute

Questlove of The Roots has insisted that the band will no longer be performing at the upcoming major David Bowie tribute concerts this week, which will be held at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music...

The Roots Cancel David Bowie Tribute Appearances

The band was originally booked to play sets at The Music of David Bowie events this Thursday and Friday (31Mar-1Apr16) at New York City's Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, respectively.And although the prestigious...

Questlove Leads Tributes To Phife Dawg

The rapper, real name Malik Taylor, has passed away aged 45, according to posts on Twitter. No official statement has been released and his cause of death has not been revealed....

Questlove Pays Tribute To Late Singer Father

Andrews, lead singer of the doo-wop quintet Lee Andrews & the Hearts, passed away on Wednesday, aged 79. The group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania enjoyed hits in the 1950s with tracks Try the Impossible,...

The Roots Sued By Former Band Member

Bassist Leonard Hubbard is suing his former bandmates and their current manager, claiming he was forced to leave the group after he was diagnosed with blood cancer multiple myeloma in 2007....

Questlove Writing Good Food Book

The drummer and author's Something to Food About: Exploring Creativity with America's Most Innovative Chefs will chronicle his favourite places to eat and the cooks who run the kitchens. Announcing the news...

Hip-hop Stars Remember Slain Teen Michael Brown On The First Anniversary Of His Death

Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri a year ago (09Aug14) after he was caught up in a store robbery investigation. Violence erupted on the streets of the town and...

Questlove Grows Emotional During Amy Winehouse Documentary Screening

The Roots drummer explains he has not listened to Winehouse's music since her passing in 2011 and seeing her onscreen was too much to handle, prompting him to temporarily leave the screening....

Questlove Escapes Huge Highway Accident In Atlanta

The Roots drummer and bandleader was driving along a highway when a large road sign fell and hit the tarmac, causing drivers to hit the brakes and swerve to avoid crashing into other...

Questlove Performs Dream Dj Set In Cuba

U.S. President Barack Obama eased decades-old travel to and commerce restrictions on Cuba in December (15), and last week, The Roots drummer became one of the first musicians to visit the country in...

Questlove Reviews Kim Gordon's Memoir For The New York Times

The Roots drummer, real name Ahmir Thompson, picked up a copy of Girl in a Band and shared his thoughts on the autobiography in an article published this week (begs09Mar15). In his...

Tegan And Sara, Questlove And Andy Samberg Revive Oscars With "Everything Is Awesome" Performance

The Lego Movie may not have made it onto the nominees list, but it did make it into the Oscars ceremony and that’s good enough. What better way to revive a stuffy, vaguely morose awards...

Questlove Urges Artists To Write Protest Songs After Eric Garner Ruling

The Roots drummer Questlove has challenged fellow musicians to write protest songs in response to recent U.S. grand jury decisions to clear cops over the deaths of two men.Last month (Nov14) it was ruled police...

Common, Jon Hamm And Kerry Washington Take A Stand Against Sexual Violence

Hip-hop stars Common and Questlove and actors Jon Hamm and Kerry Washington have joined U.S. President Barack Obama in a new public service announcement calling for an end to sexual violence on college campuses.Music producer...

Questlove Is Kings Of Leon's New Drummer (Sort Of)

Kings of Leon have been forced to axe nine concerts following a tour bus crash in Boston, Massachusetts, but they duly honoured their booking on the Jimmy Fallon show Tuesday night (August 12, 2014). Following...

The Roots Star Questlove Credits Robin Williams With Giving Him Purpose

The Roots star Questlove will forever be grateful to late funnyman Robin Williams for giving him the creative boost he needed following a chance meeting backstage at the Grammy Awards in 2001.Questlove reveals he and...

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