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The Roots to Late Night

The Roots might plant themselves in an unexpected location next year—stage-right of Jimmy Fallon on NBC. Last weekend Questlove, the leader of the hip-hop ensemble, announced the group's plans to finish touring and commit to a "new creative endeavor," as the house band for Fallon when he replaces Conan O’Brien on the Late Night show in March 2009, reports The New York Observer. The video with the news has since been taken down from MTV.com, but a representative from Island/Def Jam confirmed it. Fans aren’t optimistic about SNL-alum Fallon’s ability to fill Conan’s big shoes, but we’ll take The Roots over the Max Weinberg 7 any day of the week.