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Founding Member of the Roots Dead at 47

Malik B's cause of death not released

(Newser) - Malik B, a rapper and founding member of The Roots, has died. He was 47. The group announced the death of the Philadelphia-born emcee in a social media post Wednesday, the AP reports. The cause of death was not released. Malik B, whose real name is Malik Abdul Basit, was... More »

Fallon Pulls Off 'Under Pressure' With a Toaster

Brendon Urie, the Roots help out in 12-part performance

(Newser) - Give yourself an excuse to shout, "Let me out!" with Jimmy Fallon and Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie. The pair joined the Roots in remixing Queen and David Bowie's classic, "Under Pressure," on Tuesday's at-home episode of The Tonight Show. Fallon covers... More »

Fallon Picks Perfect Sting Song for a Quarantine Remake

Used in the making of this 'Don't Stand So Close to Me' video: sneakers, scissors, and Connect 4

(Newser) - Like many late-night hosts contending with the coronavirus, Jimmy Fallon has been fulfilling his Tonight Show duties from the comfort of his own home , daughters and dog by his side. And like many Americans getting cabin fever, the 45-year-old is desperately seeking a bit of cheer amid the more sobering... More »

Charlottesville Concert Lineup Released

Dave Matthews Band, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande among performers

(Newser) - Dave Matthews Band will take the stage in their hometown for a concert to benefit the victims of violence in Charlottesville, Va. The Sept. 24 concert at the University of Virginia will be the only live performance of the year for the band, which was first to suggest such a... More »

NBC Serves Fried Chicken to Honor Black History Month

A move that doesn't go over well once it hits Twitter

(Newser) - The NBC commissary at 30 Rock is catching plenty of flak after an employee snapped a photo of the day's special—fried chicken, collard greens, and black-eyed peas "in honor of Black History Month"—then shared it with his 1.2 million Twitter followers. Questlove, the drummer for... More »

Fallon's Late Night Is ... Good!

New host manages to hold his own

(Newser) - Few expected much from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, but since his uneven debut, he’s actually made the show an entertaining diversion for those who find themselves awake after midnight, writes Linda Holmes for NPR's "Monkey See" blog. "The best asset it's turned out Fallon has—... More »

Hip-Hop Comes to Late Night

But Fallon's band will branch out from rap Roots

(Newser) - When it comes to music, late-night talk shows have long been the province of the Great American Songbook—with some rock and jazz mixed in. But when Jimmy Fallon takes the stage next week, it will be with longtime hip-hop band the Roots. “The show's going to be a... More »

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