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Ahmir Thompson, aka ?uestlove from The Roots, and their producer, Steven Mandel, are secret "Elvis freaks." One of their early discussions about agreeing to their gig on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon was the possibility about playing with...
Ahmir Thompson, aka ?uestlove from The Roots, and their producer, Steven Mandel, are secret "Elvis freaks." One of their early discussions about agreeing to their gig on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon was the possibility about playing with Elvis. The Roots took the job, and Elvis has now played on the show five times. From these collaborations, the seeds of something bigger grew, and that came to a very funky (and political) fruition with Wise Up Ghost, embedded as streaming tracks in this Guardian review, and available in a single stream from a fan on YouTube. If you'd like to hear more about how the "remixing" of some prior Costello pieces (Pills and Soap, National Ramson, and Hurry Down Doomsday, to name a few songs), Costello and Thompson spent about 40 minutes with NPR's World Cafe, or you can read their interview with the Guardian.
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Miley Cyrus Sings Acapella Version Of "We Can’t Stop" With The Roots and Jimmy Fallon, Brady Bunch Style [VIDEO]
Miley Cyrus Sings Acapella Version Of "We Can’t Stop" With The Roots and Jimmy Fallon, Brady Bunch Style [VIDEO]
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An Acapella Version, Brady Bunch Style Miley Cyrus stopped by Jimmy Fallon's show last night to promote her new album Bangerz, and performed the lead single alongside the in-house band The Roots. Watch the gang go Brady Bunch style ...
An Acapella Version, Brady Bunch Style Miley Cyrus stopped by Jimmy Fallon's show last night to promote her new album Bangerz, and performed the lead single alongside the in-house band The Roots. Watch the gang go Brady Bunch style for an acapella version of "We Can't Stop" above.
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Jimmy Fallon and The Roots have already scored viral hits with their adorable acappella versions of the Sesame Street theme song, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and “Blurred Lines”, and now alongside Miley Cyru...
Jimmy Fallon and The Roots have already scored viral hits with their adorable acappella versions of the Sesame Street theme song, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” and “Blurred Lines”, and now alongside Miley Cyrus they’ve fashioned their own version of the controversial singer’s smash “We Can’t Stop”. Appearing in Brady Bunch-style squares, the late night host, his house band and the twerking pop star breathe new life into the ubiquitous single. The performance is a far cry from the singer’s more explicit antics of late, but unlike some of her more recent choices — this one is earning widespread praise. Check out the video above and let us know what you think. Does this performance make Cyrus more endearing?
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Who are the most dangerous chefs in Michigan? Find out on December 8 as the Root Restaurant + Bar in White Lake hosts a special Young Guns Dinner with six of Michigan's up-and-coming chefs.Each chef will oversee one of six courses but me...
Who are the most dangerous chefs in Michigan? Find out on December 8 as the Root Restaurant + Bar in White Lake hosts a special Young Guns Dinner with six of Michigan's up-and-coming chefs.Each chef will oversee one of six courses but menus will NOT be posted prior to the event. The Root's Executive Chef James Rigato, who organized this event, says, "Expect some edgy, lawless cuisine and beverage." (But take it from your HBIC, it's going to be good, and also not really super vegetarian-friendly so you guys might want to sit this one out. Unless you're cool with skipping most of the courses.)Participating Young Gun chefs are:~Michael Barrera, Streetside Seafood (Birmingham)~Brennan Calnin, Imperial and Public House (Ferndale)~Andy Hollyday, formerly of Michael Symon's Roast and soon Selden Standard (Detroit)~Nikita Santches, Rock City Eatery (Hamtramck)~Nick Janutol, Forest Grill (Birmingham)~James Rigato, the Root (White Lake)This event is Sunday, December 8 at 7 p.m. at the Root in White Lake. Tickets are $125 per person is all-inclusive with whiskey, wine and beer pairings. Evan Barrett of the Madeline Triffon Plum Market wine team is the guest Young Gun Sommelier of the evening.Word was leaked early today and the restaurant is already receiving a barrage of phone calls for reservations. Don't miss out!
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Miley Cyrus continued her media blitz on Tuesday’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and decided to keep her clothes on while pursuing music superstardom with a new tactic: Singing. The pop star performed her single R...
Miley Cyrus continued her media blitz on Tuesday’s “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and decided to keep her clothes on while pursuing music superstardom with a new tactic: Singing. The pop star performed her single “We Can’t Stop” a capella style with host Fallon and his house band, The Roots. Also read: Miley Cyrus Blasted by Stroke Association Over ‘SNL’ Tongue Joke The performance was a welcome contrast to her strip-club-style choreography and outfits at the 2013 VMAs that are forever engraved in the world’s collective memory. “I actually Love this video,” one commenter wrote on the “Late Night” blog. “Good job Miley, and with your clothes on even!!!” See video: Miley Cyrus Talks Sinead O’Connor, Says VMAs ‘Went Exactly as Planned’ “Only Jimmy can make it so I can hear the words and start to like it,” another new fan wrote. It appears that some people still prefer judging musical performances with their ears these days. Maybe there’s hope for America, after all. The post Miley Cyrus Joins Jimmy Fallon, The Roots for ‘Can’t Stop’ A Capella (Video) appeared first on TheWrap.Related stories from TheWrap:Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' Album Reviews: The Good, the Bad and the TwerkyMiley Cyrus, Sinead O'Connor Duet in Unofficial 'Wrecking Ball' Remix (Video)Miley Cyrus Rips Miley Cyrus, Twerking, Republicans on 'SNL' (Videos)
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The mash-up maestro Girl Talk returns to his roots with the release of new music on this day. While Gregg Gillis has become recognized for Read MoreBlog: BreakOnACloudRelated: [Video] Girl Talk and Freeway Announce Collaborative EP, B...
The mash-up maestro Girl Talk returns to his roots with the release of new music on this day. While Gregg Gillis has become recognized for Read MoreBlog: BreakOnACloudRelated: [Video] Girl Talk and Freeway Announce Collaborative EP, Broken AnklesWatch Girl Talk And Freeway Debut New Song ToleratedWatch Girl Talk And Freeway Debut New Song ToleratedGirl Talk and Freeway to collaborate on Broken Ankles EP#Sasquatch Photographs: Girl Talk and Pretty Lights
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Washington Wizards rookie Otto Porter Jr. has yet to play a regular season game for his new team, but between his Georgetown roots and recent anonymous charitable actions, his local Q rating has to be sky high. We wouldn’t have known as ...
Washington Wizards rookie Otto Porter Jr. has yet to play a regular season game for his new team, but between his Georgetown roots and recent anonymous charitable actions, his local Q rating has to be sky high. We wouldn’t have known as much were it not for a letter to the editors at the Washington Post from reader Michael Stein, as scoped out by Pro Basketball Talk. It appears that Porter, on a lunch break, recently bought a meal for a homeless man in downtown Washington D.C., and Stein was so moved by the interaction that he felt compelled to write the Post. From the Post: On Friday, during a very stressful week for Washington, I looked to escape the madness for 30 minutes on what was a warm fall afternoon. I was reading The Post and eating a quick lunch at a table outside a local sandwich shop while a disheveled homeless man sat nearby, persistently and unsuccessfully asking anyone who walked by if he or she could “spare a sandwich.” After about 25 minutes, Otto Porter Jr., the Georgetown basketball star and the Washington Wizards’ newest first-round draft pick, drove up, hopped out of his car and entered the shop. Mr. Porter soon exited with his sandwich and drink — but also with a sandwich, a bag of chips and a drink for the homeless man. Mr. Porter then sat down next to the man, and they both enjoyed their sandwiches while making small talk. For a team still trying to shake off the gun-lovin’ antics of Mssrs. Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton, this is a welcome bit of good news. And sound work for Porter, on his rookie contract and with a per diem in hand, mindful enough to do his small part in the community even with the pressures of a rookie’s training camp bearing down on him. And thanks to Michael Stein, for letting us know that Porter is as good a person as he is player – which is saying something, because this young man is going to be a pretty darn good player.
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In early November, Metal Mind Productions will release on vinyl selected titles from the back catalogue. The first batch of LPs includes such albums as: Artillery - When Death Comes (yellow vinyl)Coloured vinyl edition of one the best...
In early November, Metal Mind Productions will release on vinyl selected titles from the back catalogue. The first batch of LPs includes such albums as: Artillery - When Death Comes (yellow vinyl)Coloured vinyl edition of one the best studio albums by Danish thrash metal legend! “When Death Comes” album is was their first studio release since the 1999’s album “B.A.C.K”. Denmark’s Artillery is one of Europe’s earliest exponents of thrash metal and the band’s contribution to the bourgeoning genre is difficult to ignore. A must-have for all fans of thrash metal! Artillery - My BloodVinyl edition of the most recent studio album by Artillery. The 2011 album was the follow up to the highly acclaimed album “When Death Comes” from 2009. It contains 11 blistering tracks that fill the void between past glory and future splendor. The band promoted the album with a video clip to the track “Warrior Blood”. Behemoth - Sventevith (Storming Near The Baltic)Vinyl edition of the debut full-length album by the best black/death metal band from Poland – Behemoth! This is a must-have for every fan of black metal. Raw guitar sounds, keyboards and indefatigable drum force together with shrill growling, make a world-class quality black metal. Behemoth – GromVinyl edition of the second studio album by Behemoth! “Grom” (1996) is the only album on which polish lyrics, female vocals, acoustic guitars ant synthesizers can be found. This record is considered to be one of the milestones of one of world’s best and most popular metal bands. Behemoth - And The Forests Dream EternallyVinyl edition of one of the earliest records by Behemoth. This mini album is a must-have for all Nergal’s and the band fans. Includes tracks from Behemoth EP „Bewitching the Pomerania” as bonus. Doogie White - As Yet UntitledDebut solo album by Doogie White! This Scottish vocalist is well known from his work with Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Cornerstone or most recently Tank. The 2011 album is a collection of 10 dramatic and hard hitting rock songs co-written by White and some good friends he has made over the years on the rock scene. Doogie White & La Paz - Granite (blue vinyl)The band's debut album now available on coloured vinyl! "Granite" is an album with its roots in the past but its energy in the present. The album was first released in 2012 and was well received by media and music fans. Doogie White & La Paz - The Dark And The Light (numbered limited picture disc edition)Second studio album by the British band Doogie White & La Paz now available on numbered limited edition picture disc LP! 180g vinyl with printed inner sleeve, booklet and poster!! Doogie White came to the attention of the worldwide audience when Ritchie Blackmore asked him to be the lead singer in his reformed Rainbow. He also worked with Yngwie Malmsteen, Cornerstone and is currently the lead singer of the legendary N.W.O.B.H.M. band - Tank. Ian Gillan - Naked ThunderDebut solo album by Ian Gillan. "Naked Thunder" is his solo album from 1990, released soon after his departure from Deep Purple. It features a varied selection of songs, with one of Gillan's most passionate and impressive performances in "Loving On Borrowed Time" and "No More Cane On The Brazos". The LP is available in Europe only (excluding UK). Ian Gillan – Toolbox (blue vinyl)Second solo album by Ian Gillan now available on coloured vinyl! "Toolbox" from 1991, Ian Gillan's final solo album before his second comeback with Deep Purple, is probably the most rocking record in his solo collection. The LP is available in Europe only (excluding UK). RPWL - A Show Beyond Man And Time (double LP gatefold)Brand new live album by one of the most interesting German art/progressive rock bands now available also on a double gatefold LP. The double LP features a special show recorded earlier this year at Wyspia?ski Theater in Katowice, Poland, which was also the last complete performance of their
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Snoop Dogg-Lion and producer D?M-FunK have formed a new duo which scraps Calvin’s Rasta tendencies and revisits his G-Funk roots. This is actually pretty nice, and I hope more comes from this union. PREVIOUS: Tha Dogg Pound – Nice ...
Snoop Dogg-Lion and producer D?M-FunK have formed a new duo which scraps Calvin’s Rasta tendencies and revisits his G-Funk roots. This is actually pretty nice, and I hope more comes from this union. PREVIOUS: Tha Dogg Pound – Nice & Slow f. Snoop Dogg
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