The legendary Roots crew survived a bus crash in Paris, France yesterday (11/20). None of the group members sustained injuries. Drummer ?uestlove detailed the horrific crash in a message posted on Okayplayer.com’s news blog.
“In reality the crash was all of about 7 seconds,” the drummer wrote in an email later posted on the site. ”But to do a 360 on the highway and end up ramped up (the van that crashed into ours was under our double decker bus) in the air….is….well…a frigging miracle.”
“My first thought was not move a f*cking inch,” he continued. “I always had fear that we would fall off a cliff while in high mountain traveling like Denver or Switzerland. I couldn’t tell where gravity began and ended. I just wanted someone to calmly tell me the weight of my body was not going to push us down a mountainside. Then I wanted assurance that the bus was not going to explode.”
In related news, The Roots plan on taking time off from touring starting March 2009. The group will become Jimmy Fallon’s house band as he takes over Conan O’Brien’s “Late Night.”