First an interview with Fred about his decision to lead Seths band:
Also some bonus information about Jimmy which didn't fit into the Vulture piece two weeks ago:
13. He and Sanz did a lot of stupid, destructive stuff. Fallon had a "Charles Lindberg edition" CD player/record player/radio on his desk that Sanz says was "a piece of shit." So after months of Sanz bitching about it, they decided to throw it against a wall to destroy it. But it was a month after 9/11, so when they threw it against a wall and people heard the boom, they thought it was another attack. "People were screaming. One woman started crying," says Sanz. "We were both like little boys, Oh, no, look what we just did! But it was so funny how people reacted to us destroying a Charles Lindberg boombox." Also, one time, Tom Brokaw yelled at them because they were playing baseball in the hallway while he was trying to edit something. "We heard like, 'Knock it off!' And it was Tom Brokaw," says Sanz. "Tom Brokaw yelled at us because we were goofing around too much."
(About the Roots)
17. Fallon met with them in Lorne Michaels' office because he wanted to impress them, and gave them his spiel. "I remember Questlove was like, 'Alright, I have two questions for you,'" Fallon says. "'One, what if, like, Herbie Hancock's in town, can he sit in with the band?' I go, 'Yeah. Of course he can sit in with the band.' And he goes, 'My other question is, this is Lorne Michaels' office, why isn't there popcorn here?' And I'm like, Oh, he's a comedy nerd! He knows that Lorne has this big basket of popcorn before SNL. I couldn't believe he knew that. So I go, Oh, I like this guy. He's a comedy nerd, and also an audiophile, which I'm a bit of. He's an encyclopedia. I trust him over Google."