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Incubus Break Their Silence With Brand New Song, “Absolute Calling”

California five-piece Incubus have previously announced that they will be putting out two new EPs this year under their new label, Island Records, some time during the first half of the year. In conjunction with this much-anticipated news, the band has finally given us a taste of what is to come via a brand new […]

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Watch Daniel Radcliffe Rap Blackalicious’ “Alphabet Aerobics” On Fallon

Daniel Radcliffe has done a lot to separate himself from the wizarding world that made him a household name, and it seems like every time he chooses to appear in film or on TV as of late he has something new and surprising to share with the world. Last night, he chose to rap. Don’t […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 4/13-4/19

Welcome to the Record Store Day Edition of Weekly Wax! Hopefully you’ve already made the trek out to your favorite indie record store and come back with at least a few of the RSD-exclusive releases you were hoping to pick up. Let us know in the comments what you managed to score. If you came […]

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Watch Justin Vernon And The Roots Perform On ‘Fallon’

Justin Vernon and The Roots might not seem like an obvious combination at first, but don’t let appearances fool you. The man behind Bon Iver is a self-professed hip hop fan and even recorded a yet-to-be-released collaboration with rapper Astronautalis. With that in mind, it’s not so strange to see Vernon teaming up with one […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Release For The Week Of 1/5-1/11

The new year is in full swing, school is starting up again for many of us, and as always, another week means another long list of cool records to spend your money on. Whether it’s classic hardcore (Converge‘s Petitioning Forever), classic rock (a remastered edition of Tommy), or classic movie soundtracks (the One Way Static […]

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Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers to play Super Bowl Concerts

In addition to the previously announced Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Roots and Run DMC will join in this year’s Super Bowl festivities. All of the groups will perform in New York City around the date of the game. On a cruise ship docked on the Hudson River, The Bud Light […]

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J.Cole And The Roots Perform “Power Trip” Live On Fallon

J.Cole made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to perform his Miguel-featured single “Power Trip.” Along with Cole for the set was legendary late night rockers The Roots. The single will come off of J.Cole’s forthcoming sophomore effort, Born Sinner, which hits shelves on June 18 via Roc Nation. Watch J.Cole performing some […]

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Justin Timberlake Confirms ‘The 20/20 Experience’ Follow-Up

So get this, on the very night before the release of his third album, Justin Timberlake has just confirmed that ?uestlove’s mention of The 20/20 Experience being a two-part release is legitimate. Although JT doesn’t give any insight on a release date, we’ll keep our fingers crossed that The Roots drummer was on point when […]

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The Roots And Elvis Costello Recording LP Together

The Roots have always been a band to take chances with collaborations; they’ve done albums with John Legend and Betty Wright. Being Jimmy Fallon’s house band has lead them to meet some interesting artists, including Elvis Costello. After the second of his three performances on Fallon, Costello wanted to work with The Roots on something, […]

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WATCH: Lupe Fiasco – “Battle Scars” (Ft. Guy Sebastian + The Roots)

Chicago hip-hop frontrunner Lupe Fiasco teamed up with Guy Sebastian and The Roots to deliver a performance of “Battle Scars” on last night’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. “Battle Scars” is one of the hit tracks from Lupe’s latest album, Food And Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1, which was released at […]

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?uestlove’s New Job: NYU Professor

Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, the producer and drummer most famed for being the leader of hip hop band The Roots, has a new job. In addition to being a session musician and band leader for the Philadelphia based band that doubles as Jimmy Fallon’s house band, the drummer will be teaching a class at NYU. The […]

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WATCH: Kendrick Lamar Perform Live On Jimmy Fallon

It seems like Kendrick Lamar just can’t stay out of the news. The rapper has been dropping new songs, made multiple radio appearances, and last night appeared on the popular Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, all to promote his coming album good kid, m.A.A.d city. The up and coming rap star took the stage to […]