Which Superstars Inspired 'Popstar'?

June 10, 2016

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is this generation's Spinal Tap, but the pop antics the Lonely Island tap into go back to the Eighties. In constructing Conner4Real, Andy Samberg's goofy, cocky pop icon, the trio pulled from some of pop's most...


Beastie Boys' Mike D Remembers Original Member John Berry

May 20, 2016

Mike D has paid tribute to original Beastie Boys member John Berry, who died Thursday at the age of 52. "John was like my first high school older brother. He was a grade older than me and was my first teacher of all things punk," the rapper said...


Original Beastie Boys Member John Berry Dead at 52

May 19, 2016

John Berry, an original member of hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, died Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. at a hospice in Danvers, Massachusetts. He was 52. John Berry III, Berry’s father, confirmed his death Thursday afternoon to Rolling Stone....


Beastie Boys' Mike D, Cat Power Take 'Action' With Cassius

March 10, 2016

Beastie Boys MC Mike D and Cat Power join the long-silent French electronic duo Cassius for a feisty new single, "Action," which premiered on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show. Mike D's classic nasally cadence is a fine fit on the rumbling,...



Flashback: Beastie Boys Play 'Sabotage' at Last Show

November 17, 2015

The summer of 2009 was supposed to be a glorious time for the Beastie Boys. Their new album Hot Sauce Committee Part 1 was in the can and scheduled for a September 15th release date, and they were booked at festivals all across America in the months leading...


Radio Station Plans All-Day 'Paul's Boutique' Celebration

July 23, 2015

Beastie Boys' sample-fueled masterpiece Paul's Boutique was released on July 25th, 1989, and to honor the album's anniversary, Seattle radio station KEXP is dedicating a full day of programming to the innovative LP on Friday, July 24th, from...


Beastie Boys Receive $668,000 From Monster for Legal Bills

June 17, 2015

Beastie Boys' long-running legal battle against Monster Energy may finally be nearing conclusion after the judge overseeing the case ruled that the energy drink company must pay the Ill Communication group an additional $668,000 to cover legal fees....


Watch Jon Stewart Fawn Over Ad-Rock on 'Daily Show'

April 14, 2015

The Beastie Boys' Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz brought out the giddy fanboy in Jon Stewart during a loose, laid-back interview on The Daily Show Monday night. Though Horovitz ostensibly was promoting his new film, While We're Young, the pair...


Ad-Rock Makes First Solo Talk Show Visit to 'Tonight Show'

March 28, 2015

As part of Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz's post-Beastie Boys life, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer appears in a co-starring role in Ben Stiller's new film While We're Young. To promote the movie, Ad-Rock stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy...


Watch Ad-Rock Talk Food, Make New Sandwich for Charity

March 25, 2015

Years after Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz  rhymed about "mean muggin' with a Blimpie Bluffin," the former Beastie Boy is stepping up his culinary game with a new sandwich he designed with New York bánh mì hotspot, Num...


Life After Beastie Boys: Ad-Rock Looks Forward, and Back

March 11, 2015

Aside from the speckled grey hair and beard, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz doesn’t look that different from the impish dude that Beastie Boys fans remember. But while the 48-year-old rapper is still following creative pursuits, he’s mostly...


See Beastie Boys and Nas' Long Lost 'Too Many Rappers' Video

January 12, 2015

An unreleased Beastie Boys video featuring Nas has surfaced online after being discovered on the website of Neal Usatin, a film editor who had worked with the group on other projects, including the Adam Yauch–directed short A Day in the Life of...


See Beastie Boys Reflect on Difficult 'Paul's Boutique' Time

September 9, 2015

Beastie Boys' Mike "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz recently sat down for an interview with Zane Lowe, in which they reflected on the travails that surrounded the release of their second album, Paul's Boutique. In August, the surviving members...


Beastie Boys Refute New Live Show Rumors

July 2, 2015

The Beastie Boys have denied rumors of a live reunion that began after surviving members Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz filed a trademark application for the Beastie Boys name in conjunction with "live performances by a musical group." A...


Rick Rubin: How Roddy Piper Turned the Beastie Boys Bad

April 20, 2015

In the studio, Rick Rubin usually exudes a Zen-like calm; in recent years, you might have seen him adopting a modified Lotus position during the Yeezus sessions, or going full supine (sans shoes) while Jay Z was making Magna Carta. In his daily life,...


Watch Ad-Rock Offer Teens Advice on First Kisses, Breakups

March 31, 2015

Having already added actor and master sandwich crafter to his post-Beastie Boys résumé, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz is getting into the advice game. The beloved rapper became the latest musician to take part in Rookie's...


Watch Ben Stiller Flex Beastie Boys Knowledge

March 25, 2015

Ben Stiller had the opportunity to show off his Beastie Boys fanboy status on Late Night With Seth Meyers when the host tested the actor's knowledge of the iconic rap group's lyrics. Meyers noted that Stiller, who stars in...


Beastie Boys' 'Licensed to Ill' Certified Diamond

March 18, 2015

Beastie Boys' legendary debut album Licensed to Ill has reached diamond status, nearly 30 years after its release. The RIAA's database notes that as of March 4th, the LP has earned the certification, bestowed upon albums that sell 10 million copies. Def...


Beastie Boys Seek Another $2.4 Million From Monster

January 20, 2015

The legal beef between the Beastie Boys and Monster over the energy drink company's unauthorized use of the band's music will likely head back to the courtroom this year after the band filed another suit asking for $2.4 million more in restitution. Although...



Ben Stiller Won't Act His Age in 'While We're Young' Trailer

December 4, 2014

Never has staving off the inevitability of old age looked as simultaneously charming and cringeworthy as it does in the trailer While We're Young, the latest film from Noah Baumbach. The film centers around Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts, two fortysomethings who...