Questlove had a certain song ready for Katie Holmes
December 8th, 2011
03:11 PM ET

Questlove had a certain song ready for Katie Holmes

Questlove got in trouble with NBC for playing Fishbone's "Lyin' A– B-–h" as the walk-on song for Michele Bachmann on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” but Bachmann hasn't been his only target.

According to the New York Post, he also had a particular track in mind for Katie Holmes.

Questlove reportedly told Rolling Stone that he wanted to play "She Blinded Me With Science" as the actress walked out, but Jimmy Fallon shut him down.

"That would have been good," the musician laughed, adding that his choice for the starlet was the only song Fallon has ever vetoed.

Questlove told the magazine that because of the Bachmann song debacle, Fallon isn’t his only censor - he now has to clear his song choices with NBC execs.

“It was a real bummer,” Fallon told Rolling Stone about the fallout from the incident, which included an apology to the Republican presidential nominee. “We don’t want to censor anyone, but . . . I don’t know. Maybe Questlove is a Romney guy.”

soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. booneperc

    What kind of band for a talk show would choose music that ridicules or pokes fun at the people they invite on their show as guests? This is totally a no class act. If Jimmy Fallon can't control what his band plays then it's right for NBC to do the censoring. You don't see this on Late Night with David Letterman. The band chooses music that puts the guests in a favorable light. Questlove, you may think you're being funny or clever in a musical sense but it's very low life. And as a fellow drummer, you're not that good and you play too loud.

    December 10, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Edmund Spenser

    Questlove wanted to demonstrate his admiration for Bachmann by playing his own mother's own theme. Little known fact, but the song is written from the perspective of the lesbian lover/pimp of Questlove's mother – angry when Questlove's mother deserted her for another pimp who provided better crack. (For all those who think nobody had a sense of humor anymore, you are wrong. I am sure that Questlove, with his brilliant sense of humor, will laugh uproariously at that one.)

    December 8, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. trisha

    They should play the theme song to the old western RAWHIDE for Lindsay Lohan.

    December 8, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. The Måd Råp3r

    @lil debbie,
    9/11 killed everyones sense of humor. In the grimdark present, there is only war.

    Me too

    He should've played Stupid Girl by Garbage for Bachmann

    December 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Snarky

    I guess nobody can take a joke anymore :\

    December 8, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. tracie


    December 8, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. little debbie

    Oh come on, doesn't anyone have a sense of humor anymore ?

    December 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |

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