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Films made about teenagers are ephemeral by default. That doesn’t make them forgettable, but while plotlines traverse decades (Clueless is, after all, based on Jane Austen’s Emma), trends don’t. Teen movies are nothing if not a burial ground for every gadget and outfit once thought of as “cool.” But music doesn’t go out of style… More »

Where did “Sabotage” come from? I’m not talking about the fake-cop-show video, a clear masterpiece of the form and the main reason Spike Jonze ever got to make movies in the first place. I’m talking about the single itself, a delirious chunk of Camaro-rock that has no precedent in the Beasties discography. The Beasties had… More »

Today, we lost the great MCA, at the way-too-young age of 47. We knew he’d been fighting cancer for years, but this is still the sort of news that wrenches you around and leaves you dizzy. It’s nearly impossible to capture or quantify the sort of impact that Yauch and the Beasties had on music… More »

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Beastie Boys Awarded Even More Money From Monster Energy

Last June, a federal court ruled that Monster Energy Drink would have to pay the Beastie Boys $1.7 million in damages for unauthorized use of…
Peter Helman | June 16, 2015 - 9:55 pm
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Watch Ad-Rock’s Great Daily Show Appearance

Suckas, they be saying they could take out Adam Horovitz! And put him on late-night TV for a couple of weeks running! The former Beastie…
Tom Breihan | April 14, 2015 - 9:39 am

Watch The Mountain Goats And The King Ad-Rock On Seth Meyers

There's this great thing that happens in the rare event that the Mountain Goats get to play a late-night show. At some point during the…
Tom Breihan | April 7, 2015 - 8:44 am
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Watch Ad-Rock Give Advice To Teenage Girls

Rookie puts out a lot of great editorial and video content, but one of my personal favorites is their series "Ask A Grown Man" i…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 31, 2015 - 3:24 pm

Watch Ad-Rock Clown Around On Jimmy Fallon

Ad-Rock was one of the guests on last night's episode of Jimmy Fallon. It was his first time appearing on a talk show solo. He…
James Rettig | March 28, 2015 - 12:26 pm

Beastie Boys Win Paul’s Boutique Sampling Lawsuit

Hey, the Beastie Boys won another court case! Last year, a court ruled that the makers of Monster Energy Drink would have to pay the…
Tom Breihan | March 25, 2015 - 1:30 pm
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Ad-Rock Describes Auditioning Stoned For Oliver Stone’s The Doors

In a new New York Times profile, Adam Horovitz (aka Ad-Rock) reflected on starting his transition to a post-Beastie Boys life following the death of…
James Rettig | March 24, 2015 - 8:40 am
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Ad-Rock Gives An Update On Beastie Boys’ “Weird” Memoir, No Longer Expected This Year

Back in 2013, we learned that Ad-Rock and Mike D, the two surviving Beastie Boys, were working on a memoir together. They had signed o…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2015 - 3:11 pm
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Rick Rubin Just Annotated A Ton Of Kanye West, Beastie Boys, & Johnny Cash Songs On Genius

One of the redeeming qualities of community-annotated lyric site Genius is that they sometimes recruit cool artists and behind-the-scenes players to talk about songs that…
James Rettig | February 2, 2015 - 6:58 pm
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Beastie Boys Want Another $2.4M From Monster Energy For Legal Fees

Back in June, the Beastie Boys won a copyright lawsuit against Monster Energy Drink after the company used the band's music and likeness in promo…
James Rettig | January 19, 2015 - 7:17 pm
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Watch Beastie Boys & Nas’ Unreleased “Too Many Rappers” Video Directed By Roman Coppola

One of the highlights of the Beastie Boys' final album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two was "Too Many Rappers," a collaboration with Nas. Roman Coppola…
Chris DeVille | January 12, 2015 - 4:01 pm
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Ad-Rock Uses A Homemade NY1 Guitar Strap In Tribute To Their Viral Air Guitar Video

The local New York news network NY1 is much-loved in town thanks to its wry tone and to a kind of shambling amateurism that sometime…
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2014 - 12:01 pm
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Mike D Discusses The $5M Townhouse He’s Designing And Selling In Brooklyn

Beastie Boy Mike D has been working on developing a brownstone in the Cobble Hill area of Brooklyn alongside his wife, Tamra Davis, and architect…
James Rettig | September 16, 2014 - 9:55 am

Ratking – “Canal (Ad-Rock Remix)”

The rowdy New York experimental rap crew Ratking are playing Lollapalooza this weekend, and to heighten anticipation for their set they've released a remix of…
Chris DeVille | July 31, 2014 - 4:34 pm

Beastie Boys’ Mike D Remembers The ’90s: Watch Him Talk Tupac, Grunge Fashion, “Sabotage” Video

Beastie Boy Mike D recently sat for a series of short but packed-full-of-stuff video interviews with Vanity Fair, all of them about the pop culture…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2014 - 2:35 pm
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Site Of Paul’s Boutique Cover Getting Beasties Mural For Today’s 25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago today, a little group called the Beastie Boys put out a little album called Paul's Boutique. To celebrate that fact, artist Danielle
Peter Helman | July 25, 2014 - 4:32 pm

Beastie Boys Poised For Another Legal Win, This Time Over Paul’s Boutique Samples

Beastie Boys already prevailed in legal battles against GoldieBlox and Monster Energy this year, and now they seem likely to win a third. Before Adam…
Chris DeVille | June 12, 2014 - 10:40 am

Beastie Boys Win $1.7M In Monster Trial

Two years ago, the Beastie Boys filed a breach of copyright suit against Monster Energy Drink when the company used the band's music in promotional…
Michael Nelson | June 5, 2014 - 5:53 pm
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Mike D Confirms Beastie Boys Are Done, Ad-Rock Dances On Inside Amy Schumer

Last week, during the Beastie Boys' court battle against Monster Energy Drink, Mike D said something we all already knew: After the death of Adam…
Tom Breihan | June 4, 2014 - 11:04 am
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