Jimmy Fallon's late show nets The Roots as house band

December 11, 2008  |  2:48pm
Jimmy Fallon's late night talk show just got a little more interesting. After a series of rumors, the ex-Saturday Night Live funnyman confirmed via his video blog that The Roots will be his house band when he takes over for Conan O'Brien March 2.

No other details were revealed, but it is certainly a nice coup for Fallon nonetheless. Meanwhile, the roulette of NBC talk show hosts appears to have come to an end, with Jay Leno officially moving to 10 p.m, O'Brien to 11:30 p.m. and Fallon at 12:30 a.m. Fallon has his work cut out for him to make people interested in the third late night talk show on the network.

What this means for The Roots, in terms of touring and recording, is still unclear. The group's latest record, Rising Down, was released in April. Here's hoping the band finds some way to integrate its awesomely dirty hit "The Seed 2.0" into each and every show.

Listen to The Roots' "The Seed 2.0" from Phrenology:



Related links:
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC.com
News: Jay Leno stays with NBC for The Jay Leno Show
News: The Roots' tour bus crashes in France, none seriously hurt

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