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Hello Nasty Turns 20

I remember the rush. The first time I heard "Intergalactic," the electro-fizz jam that was the first single from the Beastie Boys' 1998 album Hello
Tom Breihan | July 13, 2018 - 9:43 am

Gotcha Covered

10 Of The Best Elton John Covers

Maybe your first thought on Elton John's announced retirement tour was something along the lines of a shrug. Oh, right, another Boomer from the classic
Nate Patrin | April 6, 2018 - 11:15 am

List

The 10 Best Vanity Rap Dynasties

Who knew a tweet from Weezy last December would unfold into the ugly soap opera that is Lil Wayne vs. Birdman? After nine months, three
Collin Robinson | September 9, 2015 - 11:36 am

More Beastie Boys stories

Beastie Boys Book Includes Cookbook, Map, Graphic Novel

Earlier this year, the surviving Beastie Boys said that the memoir they've been working on since at least 2013 would finally be coming out this…
James Rettig | May 15, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Spoon – “Can I Sit Next To You (Ad-Rock Remix)”

"Can I Sit Next To You" was one of many very good Spoon songs on last year's very good Spoon album Hot Thoughts. Today the…
Chris DeVille | April 6, 2018 - 10:11 am

Mike D Finally Breaks His Legendary Silence About 311

Mike D of the Beastie Boys is one half of a fascinating conversation in New York magazine today. (You will not be surprised to learn…
Chris DeVille | March 26, 2018 - 4:50 pm

Beastie Boys Book Coming This Year

The two surviving Beastie Boys members, Ad-Rock and Mike D, have been working on a memoir since at least 2013, and though there have been…
James Rettig | January 17, 2018 - 5:23 pm

In The Last Jedi, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Plays A Character Named After A Beastie Boys Song

Two years ago, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the movie that rebooted the whole franchise, featured a minor character named after a Beastie Boys album.
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2017 - 10:00 am

Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz Speaks Up On Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against His Father

Adam Horovitz, the former Beastie Boy once known as Ad-Rock, is the son of Israel Horovitz, an influential and widely respected New York playwright with…
Tom Breihan | November 30, 2017 - 12:06 pm

Beastie Boys Lift Their No-Ads Policy To Allow “Sabotage” In Destiny 2 Promo

Beastie Boys maintain a pretty strict no-ads policy, and it's rare to hear their music used in promotional videos of any sort. When Adam Yauch…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 14, 2017 - 12:32 pm

Beastie Boys’ Mike D Is Choosing The Wine For New Hollywood Hotspot

Ad-Rock has shoes and acting, Mike D has man-purses and wine. Bloomberg reports that the erstwhile Beastie Boy will be choosing the wine at the…
Peter Helman | August 17, 2017 - 7:28 pm

Someone Made A Version Of The Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” Video With The Sesame Street Muppets

Spike Jonze's 1994 video for the Beastie Boys banger "Sabotage" is one of the all-time great music videos, a fake opening-credits sequence for a '70s…
Tom Breihan | July 6, 2017 - 9:55 am

KRS-One Included The Wrong Beastie Boy In His Tribute Song To Dead Rappers

On his new album The World Is MIND, veteran Bronx rapper KRS-One has a song called "Hip Hop Speaks From Heaven" in which he pays…
James Rettig | May 11, 2017 - 3:35 pm

Ad-Rock Designs Winter Shoes, Donates Proceeds To Planned Parenthood

Both of the surviving Beastie Boys have been designing clothing lately. But while Mike D is out here making $625 man-purses, the King Ad-Rock is…
Tom Breihan | November 29, 2016 - 10:23 am

Watch Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock Speak At Stand Up Against Hate Rally At Adam Yauch Park

On Friday, playground equipment in a Brooklyn Heights park named after the late Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch was defaced with swastikas and pro-Trump graffiti.
Peter Helman | November 20, 2016 - 2:35 pm

Warpaint – “New Song (Mike D Remix)”

LA quartet Warpaint dropped their third album, Heads Up, a few weeks ago. One of the standout tracks was the synth-doused, irresistibly rhythmic lead single…
Collin Robinson | October 14, 2016 - 11:51 am
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