Tag Archives: Beastie Boys

Coldplay pays tribute to Adam Yauch/MCA “Fight For Your Right” (Video)

5 May

Mad props to Chris Martin and Coldplay for a sweet rendition of “Fight For Your Right,” last night, May 4 at their Hollywood Bowl Show in California in tribute to the passing of Adam Yauch/MCA.

Much respect.

R.I.P. Adam Yauch

4 May

Today is a very sad day as Beastie Boy, MCA aka Adam Yauch has passed away at the age of 47. As anyone who is a Beastie Boys fan knows, he had been battling a fight with cancer – which hasn’t been confirmed as the cause of death but it is speculated to be the case.

For me, the Beastie Boys have been a huge influence on my love of music. They were the first hip-hop act I ever listened to, fell in love with and truly followed. I’m sure glad I did have a chance to see them perform live as it was everything coming full circle to see living legends on stage doing their thing.

Today the music world lost another pioneer, a musician who broke boundaries, gave people hope and stood for a lot of things that were right.

Mike D and Ad Roc, I guess they may have known more when they accepted the induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and read a letter from MCA a couple weeks ago.  May you rest in peace Adam Yauch.

News: 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

28 Sep

Quite a list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees up for induction in 2012.  Secretly I’m hoping for the Beastie Boys, RHCP, The Cure, Eric B &Rakim and seriously Donna Summer.  Plus how can Freddie King not be in already I’m mean:

The nominees are:


  • Beastie Boys
  • The Cure
  • Donovan
  • Eric B. & Rakim
  • Guns ‘N Roses
  • Heart
  • Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
  • Freddie King
  • Laura Nyro
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Rufus with Chaka Khan
  • The Small Faces/The Faces
  • The Spinners
  • Donna Summer
  • War

Beastie Boys ft. Santigold- “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win”

12 Jul

I can’t wait for July 19 when Spike Jonze’s video for the Beastie Boys’ “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” featuring Santigold drops; but in the meantime here’s Major Lazer’s remix of the track off Hot Sauce Committee Part Two.

Stream Now: Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2

25 Apr

New Music: Beastie Boys – “Make Some Noise”

6 Apr

Hallelujah! Finally we are getting closer to the Beastie Boys new album Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2 (May 3) and here’s the first single, “Make Some Noise.”  It totally sounds like old school Beastie’s and I for one already love it and can’t wait to get my hands on the disc and listen to the rest.

Beastie Boys MCA’s “Fight For Your Right Revisited” A-List Cast

21 Jan

Any fan of the Beastie Boys check out this guide New York Magazine put together surrounding Fight For Your Right Revisited, Adam Yauch’s short which premiered last night at Sundance. To quote Kyle Buchanan’s piece “They make mischief with a whole lot of celebrities — so many celebrities, in fact, that the 30-minute short plays like an A-list, hip-hop cross between the videos for Moby’s “We Are All Made of Stars” and Weezer’s “Pork and Beans.”

To give you an idea, here’s a list of the cameos in the film: Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Elijah Wood, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Rashida Jones,Will Arnett, Adam Scott, Rainn Wilson, Ted Danson, Steve Buscemi , Amy Poehler, Roman Coppola, Shannyn Sossamon, Mary Steenburgen, Alicia Silverstone, Laura Dern, Milo Ventimiglia, Jody Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Chloë Sevigny, Kirsten Dunst, and Maya Rudolph, David Cross, Orlando Bloom, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Jack Black.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

29 Sep

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the 2011 nominees and I have to say, what a class this has the potential to be.  The Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper and Tom Waits are five of the outstanding 15 nominees and if those five plus Neil Diamond make it in, it could be quite the entrance ceremony.  Check out all the nominees here via MTV.