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Beastie Boys Finishing Up "Weird" New Album

February 25, 2009 2:55 PM ET

The Beastie Boys are hard at working finishing up their eighth studio album, the trio's Adam Yauch (a.k.a. MCA) tells EW.com. "It's a pretty weird record," Yauch said, adding that unlike 2007's all-instrumental The Mix-Up, the new LP will feature "a lot of rhyming and playing and sampling — all combined."

"We still have a good time working together. It's fun to be able to reinvent yourself every time," the rapper said. The album is due out in either the summer or fall, with Tad Lock's Glasses — an homage to their tour bus driver's unique glasses — being batted around as a possible album title.

In other Beastie news, the group will take the stage at this year's Bonnaroo. Recently MCA, Ad-Rock and Mike D reissued their epic Paul's Boutique with remastered sound and tons more features. Check out the full story on that album below:

Beastie Boys Mark 20th Anniversary of "Paul's Boutique" With New Website, Studio Update

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