There are those who are convinced that longtime Beastie Boys video director Nathanial Hornblower is Adam Yauch in disguise and not in fact a relative of Yauch’s from a foreign land known only as the Oppenzell. Disbelievers, bow down before this photo of the Beasties and Hornblower together – as anyone who’s ever been on the Internet knows, stuff like this can’t be faked! Hornblower recently sent a letter to the New York Times protesting a review that tagged his “Ch-Check it Out” video as “desperate.” “fishy” and “disorganized.” “I remember people like you laughing at me at the university,” he wrote, “and now they are all eating off of my feet.” He also told the Times his mailman’s goat died delivering the review. “I now wrap my dead goat carcass in the soiled New York Times – and you are not for getting to buy me a replacement! Please send that one more goat to me now!”
This story is from the August 5th, 2004 issue of Rolling Stone.