Questlove, drummer and practical frontman for The Roots, is joining Pandora in their efforts to be more competitive in the music-streaming competition by hosting a weekly, three-hour radio show called Questlove Supreme starting September 7, according to Variety.
Questlove will also be Pandora's strategic advisor and artist ambassador, which sounds awesome whatever it is.
"I went in there to talk about playlists, and I ended up with a job as an equity partner," Questlove told the Times.
Questlove Supreme will have a diverse genre of playlists and guests on the show. Questlove described the show as an extension of the courses he teaches at NYU and "the black nerd version of NPR."
“We are entering into a new phase for the company,” Pandora co-founder Tim Westergren said. “We are working more directly with labels and artists. We really want to invest a lot in that nexus, and having someone like him bridge that and speak on our behalf is really powerful.”
Adding the radio show aspect puts Pandora in closer competition to Apple's Beats 1.
“I want a world in which Drake’s ‘One Dance’ can also live with Frank Zappa’s ‘Uncle Meat’ can live with James Brown’s ‘Talkin’ Loud and Sayin’ Nothing,' and all stops in between.” Discuss
The most recent Nature World News reported this week that a German weekly magazine announced that researchers have found an "Earth-like" planet orbiting Proxima Centauri—a star that's known as a "tiny, red dwarf."
The recently discovered planet is only 4.25 light-years—about 25 trillion miles—away from Earth, which is still a significant distance.
According to Phys.org, the magazine reported that the planet could have conditions that supported life.
"The still nameless planet is believed to be Earth-like and orbits at a distance to Proxima Centauri that could allow it to have liquid water on its surface—an important requirement for the emergence of life."
The report said that the European Southern Observatory would announce the new planet at the end of this month, but that hasn't been confirmed yet.
This is not the first time new planets have been discovered, but it's the first time a planet with liquid water that is close has been found.
Last year, NASA reported findings of a planet they called Kepler 452b. It's 60 percent larger than Earth, with sunshine, oceans, active volcanoes, twice as much gravity and a 385-day-long year. The problem was that Kepler 452b is 1,400 light-years away from Earth. Discuss
John Mark McMillan's newest video, "Wilderlove" premiered today, and it's unlike anything we've seen.
Directed by Jared Hogan, the video is shot vertically and features one person—at most—in the shot at a time. Most of the video features John, with appearances from a dancing elderly man and a few inanimate objects. It's pretty trippy.
Chvrches recently stopped by the BBC Radio 1 Lounge, and performed a cool, deconstructed version of the Calvin Harris and Rihanna hit “This What You Came For.” It’s definitely a different take on the song, with Chvrches adding their own indie pop sensibilities to the massive summer jam. Discuss