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Questlove on Prince: Remembering a Legend and his Influence

Questlove | Photo by John Vettese
Questlove | Photo by John Vettese

Over the years, Questlove has often been outspoken and vocal of his love for Prince. Thoughout Mo’ Meta Blues, his biography that was released in 2013, The Roots’ drummer told various stories about His Royal Badness, from hiding his copies of Controversy and 1999 under his bed from his father, to watching him roller skate around a party at his house on Valentine’s Day. That’s why, after the news of Prince’s unexpected death, these stories became all the more heartfelt. Continue reading →

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Join Terry Gross & Questlove for a Q&A at Penn Museum in April

 

Questlove | Photo by John Vettese
Questlove | Photo by John Vettese

On Sunday, April 24th, Questlove will be joining follow Philadelphian Terry Gross in the Harrison Auditorium at Penn Museum at 3 p.m. for an intimate interview which will air in part of her Fresh Air Live show for WHYY.

The Roots drummer will be there to discuss with Gross his new book Something To Food About: Explording Creativity With Innovative Chefs, along with other topics including his work with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show, and producing the insanely successful Hamilton on Broadway. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Residuels at Johnny Brenda’s, Questlove Supreme at The Foundry

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Residuels | video still by Kyle Garvey for WXPN

Philly heavy psych-blues trio Residuels headlines Johnny Brenda’s tonight with support from Daddy Long Legs, The Whips and Straw Hats. The band recently appeared on The Key Studio Sessions to rock out a set of new songs and a 13th Floor Elevators cover. Watch a 16mm video of “Enough” below, download the entire session here and get tickets and more information on the show at the XPN Concert CalendarContinue reading →

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Questlove, David Byrne, The Weeknd show up in Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson doc

Questlove | Photo by John Vettese
Questlove | Photo by John Vettese

Next month, Showtime is premiering a Spike Lee-directed documentary on Michael Jackson’s breakout 1979 debut. Michael Jackson’’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall – which airs February 5th and is out on DVD on February 26th – will look at the album’s making and its legacy, and features commentary from David Byrne of The Talking Heads, pop superstar The Weeknd and Philly’s own Questlove, who has an amusing observation about the relationship between Star Warsand “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” in the doc’s trailer, which you can watch below. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Lera Lynn at World Cafe Live and Questlove Supreme at The Foundry

Photo by lxchel Lara via facebook.com
Photo by lxchel Lara via facebook.com

You may know singer-songwriter Lera Lynn from her role on this season’s True Detective, where she played the sultry bar singer or you may know her simply from her masterful second album The Avenues. Either way you will not want to miss her intimate performance tonight at World Café Live alongside special guest Anna Bergendahl. For more information on the show tonight click here. Continue reading →

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Sweet, Questlove is writing a book about food

Questlove eyeing some croissants | Courtesy of the artist's Instagram
Questlove eyeing some croissants | Courtesy of the artist’s Instagram

Questlove is a man of many talents. The list of his various occupations borders on the absurd — from being the drummer in one of hip-hop’s most celebrated acts, to producing the soundtrack for the critically acclaimed Broadway musical “Hamilton,” to teaching a course at NYU, Questlove is a true renaissance man. Continue reading →