I didn’t even know about this until yesterday, but Pitchfork is reporting that the Roots were involved in a bus accident on their tour in Europe. Their tour bus collided with another car and thankfully everyone is okay. ?uestlove blogged about it and said ““In reality the crash was all of about 7 seconds….but to do a 360 on the highway and end up ramped up (the van that crashed into ours was UNDER our double decker bus) in the air….is….well… a frigging miracle.””
You can see a picture of the bus at the top of this post. How crazy is that? It looks like a vicious crash, so I’m happy everyone is alive and well.
Pitchfork (among a ton of other sources) is also talking about the rumor that the Roots may be giving up the touring life. The newest story is that they’ll become the house band on Late Night when Jimmy Fallon takes over for Conan. I think that’ll be the saddest day, but I do understand that no one can keep up touring forever (unless you’re the Rolling Stones, of course).
So here’s hoping for a speedy recovery, and here’s also hoping that this Jimmy Fallon business is just a rumor. I don’t think I could take the Roots seriously anymore knowing they were backing up that guy.