The Roots: Turning bad songs into good songs since 1987! Their newest drool-to-cool song makeover? Miley Cyrus's "We Can't Stop." Turns out, the only thing needed to make the song listenable was getting rid of the autotune, singing it a cappella and letting Questlove perform the "It's our party, we can do what we want"… »
In the most recent season of Portlandia, there was a sketch about a group of hipster parents who decide to start a band with the goal of making kids' music more listenable. Naturally, complications arise because COMEDY, but the reality of the situation is much more simple. If you want to make children's music cool,… »
If you're a fan of Simon & Garfunkel, Katy Perry or the Roots (most of us like at least one of them), then you will love this Katy Perry cover by Black Simon & Garfunkel (a.k.a The Roots' Questlove and Captain Kirk Douglas). Turns out that when you put 'Roar' in the hands of a couple of troubadours like these two, it… »
Last night, Robin Thicke joined Jimmy Fallon as the late night host did another one of his "music room" bits, in which he and The Roots cover a song using instruments you might find in an elementary school classroom. As you'll hear, "Blurred Lines" sounds fantastic with keyboard beats, xyophone, spoons and a kazoo.… »
Oh. Taylor Swift. Taylor, Taylor, Taylor. I love your unbridled enthusiasm 99.9% of the time. And a few lines of "Mean" all in the spirit of Fun while you spit a beat in the background sounds OK, in theory. But I'm only human, and when you beatboxed with LL Cool J at last night's Grammy nominee concert—specifically,… »
Here's some holiday spirit that even the grinchiest of grinches might not be able to resist: Mariah Carey, in all her glory, sat down with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots to perform "All I Want for Christmas Is You" — with toy instruments. It's fun, it's wonderful, it's HOLIDAY MAGIC, more emotionally satisfying than a Santa … »
In this week's TV roundup, dead people walk on Game of Thrones, Chris O'Dowd wants a threesome, Jimmy Fallon does "Call Me Maybe" and we bravely face the return of The Glee Project. »On this season: a lesbian, a blind person, a transgender boy, a girl in wheelchair and .
In this week's TV roundup, a touching goodbye on Mad Men, a rousing speech on Game of Thrones, the Roots get a shout out and here's a taste of True Blood Season 5. »Sookie, Alcide is willing to let you stay with him despite you being an insufferable moron. I don't think anything else you say would really make …