NBC has reportedly taken steps to avoid a repeat of an incident in which the house band on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" played an off-color song to introduce presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, reports the Associated Press.
The network now approves the songs to be played on the show, the story reports. Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of the Roots, the show’s band, said he’s now "gotta clear a lot of the song choices" with NBC, the story says, citing an interview with the musician on Thursday.
As previously reported, the band played the 1985 Fishbone song "Lyin’ Ass Bitch" when Bachmann walked onto the stage during a recent show.
Thompson said he understands the decision, the story notes. "It was kind of wrong for me to throw (NBC) under the bus without telling them what it was, so I understand from a business standpoint," he said, according to the piece.