Will ?uestlove Be Jimmy Fallon’s Max Weinberg?


Reaction to Jimmy Fallon's imminent takeover of Late Night has wavered somewhere in between polite indifference and train wreck–anticipating bloodlust, but things are looking up: the Roots may be moving in with Fallon as the show's house band! A clip of ?uestlove apparently breaking the news has been pulled from YouTube, as has an item on the Roots-affiliated Okayplayer site (cached here), but a review of the Chicago show confirms it, and the Sound of Young America blog has ?uestlove's original blog post on the subject, in which he talks about the band cutting back on touring and how, after only two visits to NBC, he's "already on first name basis with the snl cats." (So does this all mean front man Black Thought will be missing in action, like when the Roots backed Jay-Z on MTV Unplugged?) And now we just await official confirmation that ?uestlove will indeed have a chance to become the greatest late-night second banana since Andy Richter.