For the first time since his infamous “you love it when we snark” tweet, The Roots drummer and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon bandleader ?uestlove speaks openly about the entire Fishbone/Michele Bachmann incident. That Questo sums up the whole episode by saying: “In the end, was it worth it? Absolutely not”–is probably no surprise at this point, given the fallout that resulted. What will be more surprising and noteworthy to Okayplayers, is who was actually rooting for Fallon to fire–or at least suspend–the drummer from his late night gig: D’Angelo. As Brother ?uest told Pitchfork:
The only one who was not too happy with the result was D’Angelo. [laughs] He was praying I got suspended for six months or a year. He was like, “You know what that means right? That means you’re going to go on tour with me, man! We’re gonna be together again!” I was like, “Welcome to the real world: People don’t get suspended for a year, they get fired.”
?uestlove went on to talk about the album he and D’Angelo have been working on and add some details about his fellow Soulquarian’s upcoming European tour–including who will be playing the drums. To find out read the full interview at PF.