Questlove has announced a new book, Music Is History, out this October via Abrams. The Roots drummer and DJ’s latest work is a non-fictional look at the last half-century of music, in which he writes about one song from every year since 1971. The years that overlap with Questlove’s own life will include anecdotes from his experiences as a young fan and musician. The book is available to pre-order now.
In February, it was announced that Questlove would be directing a forthcoming documentary on Sly Stone. After his documentary Summer of Soul won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, it was picked up by Hulu and Searchlight Pictures for distribution.
Revisit our 2011 interview with the Roots bandleader.