Adam Yauch (aka MCA of the Beastie Boys) has died. He was 47. Forming the Beastie Boys as a teenager in Brooklyn in the late '70s, Yauch was part of a pivotal assembly of artists that defined rap music for the radio. Early incarnations of the group shifted genres and changed members, but Michael "Mi ... More >>
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Yes, it's been more than 20 years since the Beastie Boys were licensed to ill, and in those intervening years, the trio's output has been, on balance, fantastic. Sure, there have been a few duds along the way, but every album has been worth hearing. That's why I still get excited when I hear Be ... More >>
Tonight, the Beastie Boys and Tenacious D play the Fillmore Auditorium on behalf of Rock the Vote, an organization dedicated to, well, rocking the vote. But several hours prior to the gig, the five stars of the show -- B-Boys Mike Diamond (aka Mike D), Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) and Adam Yauch (MCA), p ... More >>
The press conference preceding Monday's Rock the Vote show with Tenacious D and the Beastie Boys was a strictly Q-and-A affair, which meant that the musicians hadn’t prepared anything to say, and the success of the event hinged on questions from the handful of journalists in attendance. Thankfully ... More >>
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Beastie Boy pal Money Mark likes to make new music the old-fashioned way.