Bruce was so excited – it was like Christmas morning. After a DJ set on a recent night in LA, he heads up to Hollywood to meet his friend Sasha Grey, the porn-star-turned- regular.They met a few years ago when Grey was in a Roots video, and have remained buddies. They are album artists in a singles world, undisputed stars whose most commercially successful record took 14 years to go platinum, a group that plays live instruments in a genre where solo performers and turntables are the norm. I guess the downside of that is that the guardedness that Questlove has to use to protect himself has now absolutely done overages and bleeded over into Ahmir Thompson’s life.” The Roots are in many ways a band at odds with the prevailing cultural mood.Questlove, revealed to AOL backstage at Lipton's Be More Tea Festival that the late night show has allowed them to work with some of the best in the business.
"It was kinda love at first sight with Jimmy," The Roots drummer recalled of his first encounter with the upbeat host. “It goes without saying that Elvis is legendary,” Quest says during a visit to the Billboard recording studio for a brief interview. The Roots' (for who Quest is drummer) collaborative album with new wave icon Elvis Costello, “Wise Up Ghost,” is officially out.Jay-Z remembers the time they were rehearsing for his concert at Radio City and Questlove (real name: Ahmir Thompson) was learning a new song, counting out the drum parts, and having a conversation all at the same time.("It was the most amazing thing.") Jimmy Fallon's might be the best."I knew we weren't going to settle with his first proposition, but I was like let's have him come to a show and meet the guys.