Micro-Blogging and social networking site Twitter has caused quite a stir in the music community, due to its ability to give music fans an inside look at the lives of their favorite artists. Only weeks ago, Erykah Badu and Jay Electronica “Twittered” their way through Badu‘s pregnancy [click to read] and Coldplay announced to fans that they would be working on a new album.
Most recently, ?uestlove broke news of the album title for The Roots‘ new album, sharing the news with fans before any media source was able to report it. With a Twitter drum roll ?uestlove announced that the title for The Roots‘ eleventh album will be named How I Got Over.
Although there is no set release date for How I Got Over, the album is expected to be released this year.
The Roots will also be serving as the in-house band for the new Jimmy Fallon late-night talk show debuting this spring [click to read], and ?uest says the gig could last for up to five years.
“If Jimmy turns on the charm like he did on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ I’m almost certain that this show will work,” ?uestlove explained to Rolling Stone. “Anything can happen. Knock on wood that this isn’t the ‘Chevy Chase Show’ or ‘The Magic Hour.'”
Aside from serving as the house band for the Jimmy Fallon show, The Roots will also serve a short residency at the Highline Ballroom in New York City, where they will be performing every other Thursday starting on March 5 and ending on June 23.
“They’ll allow us ten weeks of touring time every year,” ?uest added. “We’ll start with five shows each week night, but I’m certain that Jimmy will want to do it Letterman-style, taping two shows one night so we can get Fridays off. That’s an extra 52 days so I’m sure we’ll fill those up with shows.”