After Michele Bachmann walked out onto the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon stage to the Fishbone track “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” as performed by house band The Roots NBC has announced that they will now screen and sensor all musical tracks performed by the band.
In an interview regarding the issue Roots drummer ?uestlove revealed:
“It’s still a comedy show, so they promise not to step on my toes or that type of thing, but they definitely want to know the title of the song, the subject matter of the song, can it be seen as an insult?”
After the Nov. 22 show aired apologizes were made by ?uestlove, Jimmy Fallon and NBC vice president of late night programming Doug Vaughan.
As ?uestlove stated:
“It was kind of wrong for me to throw (NBC) under the bus without telling them what it was, so I understand from a business standpoint.”
As for Fishbone, it turns out that the cover of Lyin’ Ass Bitch couldn’t have come at a better time with a new DVD documentary dropping on Feb. 7 titled Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone.
The song has also become the bands most popular listened to song on music streaming service Spotify.
As for the Roots their CD Undun released last week to excellent reviews and fan approval. As PasteMagazine note:
Undun is a brilliant reminder of the power of the emcee as storyteller, the possibility of 40 minutes of music lending itself to a thoughtful character and plot. And this album will last a whole lot longer than a viral video of The Roots covering “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” on Fallon for Michele Bachmann.
Do you think this entire Bachmann issue has been blown out of proportion?