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  1. Elvis Costello and The Roots to Release 'Wise Up Ghost' in September

    12:58 pm 5/29/2013

    Questlove calls the finished product “brilliant.”Read more

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  2. The Roots' Questlove to Release First Book

    12:54 pm 2/27/2013

    The four-time Grammy Award-winning drummer announces that "Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove" will be out in June.Read more

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  3. Lady Gaga, Cher, Snoop Dogg, Adam Levine Among Musicians Tweeting Election Elation

    9:40 pm 11/6/2012

    The music industry played a key role in Barack Obama’s re-election, and its stars are showing their devotion -- and relief -- on social media.Read more

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  4. Larry Bloch, Founder of New York's Wetlands Preserve Club, Dies at 59

    7:00 am 11/6/2012

    The music industry activist and champion of the jam band scene succumbed to pancreatic cancer in Brattleboro, VT, where he owned a store called Save the Corporations from Themselves.Read more

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  5. Questlove To Teach 'Classic Albums' Course At NYU; Syllabus Will Include Michael Jackson's 'Off the Wall,' Beasties' 'Paul's Boutique'

    6:33 pm 10/16/2012

    An NPR intern's dismissive review of Public Enemy's "It Takes A Nation..." inadvertently brings the "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" drummer to the Ivory Tower. Read more

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  6. Rihanna, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Deadmau5 to Headline London Music Festival

    3:58 am 7/5/2012

    This weekend's Barclaycard Wireless Festival in Hyde Park could create buzz not only with its performances, but also the troubles of its sponsor and the recent Drake-Chris Brown showdown.Read more

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  7. Aziz Ansari Recalls Fun Meeting With President Obama During Fallon Interview (Video)

    11:07 am 3/29/2012

    The comedian and "Parks and Recreation" star was amazed at how cool the Commander in Chief was during their backstage encounter.Read more

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  8. Elvis Costello, The Roots, Macy Gray Celebrate Robert Johnson at the Apollo: Concert Review

    1:22 pm 3/7/2012

    A star-studded, eclectic line-up delivers a fitting 100th birthday tribute to the blues legend. Read more

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  9. Grammys 2012: Childish Gambino, Shaggy Take the Stage at 8th Annual Roots Jam

    5:41 am 2/13/2012

    Newcomer Elle Varner performs Whitney Houston’s “Saving All My Love For You” at the House of Blues event.Read more

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  10. NBC Must Approve The Roots' Songs Following Michele Bachmann Debacle, Says Questlove

    8:38 pm 12/8/2011

    The band's drummer said that "a lot of the song choices" must be cleared before they're played on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."Read more

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