Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Jimmy Fallon confirms The Roots as his house band

Over the past few days, media outlets has been covering Jay Leno's move from The Tonight Show to his future weeknight gig at 10pm.

What was lost in the shuffle was that Jimmy Fallon, who will be taking over Conan O'Brien's slot at 12:30am (O'Brien will be taking the Tonight Show on Monday June 1, 2009 ) will feature The Roots as his house band.

Although this is an excellent choice by Fallon, It will be interesting to see how long The Roots will last as a "house band."

Will they enjoy the simplicity of a receiving a great check and staying home like Bruce Springsteen's drummer Max Weinberg who has done for en plus years leading Conan O'Brien's house band or will they miss the spontaneity of playing on the road and jump ship like Bradford Marsalis , who left Jay Leno after a few years? Stayed tuned.

(For Jimmy Fallon's confirmation of The Roots becoming his house band, go here.)

--Kevin Lockett

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