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In the clip, Nick Jonas takes on vocal lead as Fallon snaps on a Casio keyboard and taps out the beat on a wood block.
They performed the band's 1971 rock classic 'Won't Get Fooled Again' as never before, on classroom instruments with house band the Roots.
Dropped during the peak of coastal beef in hip-hop, Questlove breaks down the perfect storm that produced The Roots’ breakout album, ‘Things Fall Apart’.
The Roots are also, famously, 'The Tonight Show's' house band as well as much-revered hip-hop pioneers.
Through sampling, hip-hop has the power to bring old music to new years, helping music to evolve while paying respects to the artists that came before.
Originally released in 2011, the critically-hailed 'Undun' was nominated for a Grammy Award.
Prior to 'Look Now', Costello's last album with The Imposters was 2008's 'Momofuku'.
Other new members from the music world include Prince & The Revolution's Lisa Coleman and Wendy Melvoin, Sufjan Stevens and German pianist Hauschka.
The tour will feature the Wolf Trap Orchestra a live band and several vocalists who will perform deep cuts and classics from Prince’s fabled catalogue.
Phil Collins has announced a series of shows on his 'Not Dead Yet, Live!' tour - his first major North American tour in 12 years.
John 'Jabo' Starks, the drummer - who along with Clyde Stubblefield - provided the backbeat on many of James Brown's classic hits has died aged 79.
The Roots and Aloe Blacc have been added to the star-studded bill for the 2018 North Sea Jazz Festival which also includes Emeli Sande and Chic.
Now in its 32nd year, the annual convergence of bands, BBQ and beer known as (SXSW) has descended upon Austin, Texas, here's a primer of acts to watch.
Motown Records will release the soundtrack for the new movie, 'Detroit', featuring songs by Martha Reeves & the Vandellas and a new song by The Roots.
Paul McCartney got into the Christmas spirit on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in an all-star acappella version of 'Wonderful Christmastime.'