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2023 Readers Poll: Questlove Wins "R&B"

The winner of the “R&B” category in Modern Drummer‘s 2023 Readers Poll is… Questlove! Amir "Questlove" Thompson exemplifies the role of a "modern drummer" — he's a studied, multi-disciplinary artist committed to demonstrating the joys of rhythm in all its…

Modern Drummer
Sep 15, 2023

News: Mini-Documentary Follows Questlove as He Brings the Funk to Havana, Cuba

Okayplayer Films followed Roots/Tonight Show drummer and Okayplayer founder, Questlove, as he journeyed to Havana, Cuba, where he engaged in extensive cultural research by digging up some classic Cuban-made vinyl and by visiting the legendary EGREM studios, where most of…

Modern Drummer
May 13, 2015

Guitar Center Celebrates New Times Square Store With The Roots Live In Concert

Guitar Center has announced the grand opening of the retailer’s brand new store location in world-renowned Times Square. The new store is located at 218 W. 44th St. and opens its doors at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2014.  This opening coincides…

Modern Drummer
Jul 30, 2014

Questlove and Bobby McFerrin to Perform Together 

Roots drummer and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon bandleader Questlove will be performing with legendary vocalist Bobby McFerrin on Friday, June 13, at Town Hall in New York City. Showtime is 8:30 p.m. The performance, titled Mumbo Jumbo: Bobby McFerrin & Questlove in…

Modern Drummer
May 15, 2014

Bobby Z's Benefit 2 Celebrate Life w/Bobby Z & Friends

Bobby Z & the American Heart Association proudly present the 2nd annual Benefit 2 Celebrate Life The event will feature Bobby Z and his friends, including "Princess" (featuring Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum), QuestLove, André Cymore, Dex Dickerson, Dr. Fink,…

Modern Drummer
Jan 7, 2013

Questlove Helps Bring Music Back to NYC Public Schools

Grammy Award winning artist to DJ at the Music Crossing Borders' 2nd Annual Take a TourTM Gala on Thursday, May 10th Questlove, of the Grammy Award–winning hip-hop collective the Roots, will guest DJ at Music Crossing Borders’ second annual Take a Tour gala, a…

Modern Drummer
Mar 21, 2012