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Published: 2007/06/21

Backstage at Bonnaroos SuperJam

As tipped off by our friends at the blog Hidden Track, Roots drummer ?uestlove is offering fans a behind the scenes look at the rehearsals for Bonnaroos all-star SuperJam. If your groove starts acting up….then you start a jam, the drummer writes in his blog. Yes you heard correct, I was a part of the power trio that was John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Ben Harper, and ?uestlove this past weekend at Bonneroo. 100 degrees and the Roots do near 2 hours for 40,000 people (so I was told), then I ran Skraight to the Holiday Inn to do a low key rehearsal with my two croonies jpj/and bh. We took a break for about 90 mins (I took a nap) and pretty much went from 0-90 in 2 secs. I got about 5 spasms that night, not to mention 24 hours later I reunited with my jazz band The Philadelphia Experiment at 2am for a crazy 90 min show (even Showgirl’s Gina Gershon sat in—yes as in played with us…). ?uestlove has also posted some videos of his rehearsals at his MySpace page. The Roots will play Gdynia, Polands Heineken Open’er Festival o June 29.

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