The Roots are the gift that keeps on giving. Their time on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon has given us many musical gifts, delivering nightly jam sessions with a wide variety of artists from across the musical spectrum. Herbie Hancock, Metallica, and Adele are just a few of the many examples of musicians who have spent time jamming with The Roots during their time on NBC’s classic late night show.To their credit, The Roots have never shied away from playing music that’s outside of their box while on the show, and last night’s musical guest and performance may have cemented their spot as musical legends of late night. The Roots jammed with special guest, Shigeru Miyamoto, aka the creator of Nintendo‘s classic video game Super Mario. Miyamoto, who also created the popular gaming franchise Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, and F-Zero for Nintendo, was on the show to promote the company’s new gaming system, the Switch.Miyamoto joined The Roots for a rendition of the famous theme music from Mario, showing off his serious picking skills on acoustic guitar while the band recreated the familiar and bouncy music. Fallon himself makes an appearance during the performance, crossing the screen while hitting a yellow question mark box, with yellow coins popping out just like in the game.See below for this fun musical performance by The Roots and Shigeru Miyamoto!
(REUTERS) – Vasyl Lomachenko retained his WBO super-featherweight title with a sixth round technical knockout of Guillermo Rigondeaux in New York City on Saturday, the impressive Ukrainian handing the Cuban-born American his first professional defeat.The highly-anticipated duel between a pair of double Olympic champions resulted in an anti-climatic finish, however, when Rigondeaux, citing a hand and wrist injury, told the referee that he did not want to continue prior to the seventh round.All three judges had Rigondeaux, who moved up two weight divisions for the bout, behind when he quit in front of a disappointed Madison Square Garden crowd, making it the fourth consecutive Lomachenko fight in which his opponent has retired.Lomachenko, the 29-year-old heavy pre-fight favourite, defended his title for a fourth time and improved his career record to 10-1 (eight TKOs), including seven knockouts.The 37-year-old Rigondeaux (17-1), who was warned by the referee several times for foul play, began telling his trainer after the third round that his left hand and wrist hurt.“This is not his weight so it’s not a big win for me,” Lomachenko, who won gold medals at the Beijing and London Olympics, told reporters. “But he’s a good fighter, he’s got great skills. I adjusted to his style, low blows and all.”