Juxtapoz, whose new isssue is dedicated to MCA, put this pretty little history together. Don’t miss out on the rest of their amazing Beasties coverage. Read and comment. From thedailyswarm.com.
Brooklyn Vegan: Palmetto Playground on Columbia Street in Brooklyn Heights was officially rechristened Adam Yauch Park this morning in a ceremony attended by Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz (aka Ad-Rock), Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Frances Yauch, the mother of Adam (aka MCA ) who died on May 4, 2012. Read and comment. From brooklynvegan.com.
After months of pressure from lobbying from Beastie Boys fans, the city of New York has agreed to change the name of Brooklyn’s Palmetto Playground, where Beastie Boy Adam Yauch hung out as a child and teenager, to Adam Yauch playground. Show More Summary
Via Juxtapoz: It has been a year since the passing of one of music most prominent sons, Adam “MCA” Yauch. We wanted to do something special this year, and In tribute to MCA and the undeniable impact the Beastie Boys have had on our art...Show More Summary
There’s a lot of gold in this rediscovered interview from the ’80s, including the origins of the Beastie Boys name. Via Spin: In the clip, the late Adam “MCA” Yauch explains the origin of the group’s name: “It’s from the good old days. Show More Summary
Surviving Beastie Boys Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz have signed a deal with Random House imprint Spiegel and Grau to release a Beastie Boys memoir. Via Exclaim: According to the New York Times, the Beasties’ book...Show More Summary
Beastie Boy and proud Brooklynite Mike D has spent the last few months helping folks in the Hurricane Sandy-ravaged Rockaways neighborhood with a free food truck called the Rockaway Plate Lunch. Via Electric Banana: As he explained to...Show More Summary
Back in the summer, just one day before the untimely passing of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, the Boys were hit with a sampling-related lawsuit by record label TufAmerica. The suit says that the Beasties used unlicensed samples by go-go band...Show More Summary
Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys has composed the music for a new short film appearing on the New York Times called Off The Rails. The films documents the Northeast Corridor, the Amtrak line which connects New York and Washington D.C., to give an illuminating glimpse of the U.S. economy. Via The New York Times: Read and comment. From thedailyswarm.com.
He’s going to be working in music, according to the New York Daily News: A source close to Cohen tells Confidenti@l exclusively that the 52-year-old music mogul, who has worked with the Beastie Boys and Foxy Brown, has been secretly developing a talent management company for the past two years while working at Warner. Show More Summary
After the release of their seminal 1989 album, Paul’s Boutique, the Beastie Boys were relishing their spot in the sun, as evidenced by this Q&A atop the Capitol Records building during their release party. Via ”Spin”: Pauly Shore is on hand, and a plane writes BEASTIE BOYS in the sky. Show More Summary
Los Angeles Times: Quick, race to the bottom of this post now and start listening to a masterful new reworking of the Beastie Boys’ “Paul’s Boutique,” crafted from the original source material into an hour-long mixtape. Created by crate...Show More Summary
SPIN : Lawyers for the Beastie Boys, including the estate of Adam “MCA” Yauch, are currently suing Monster Energy Drink, as SPIN noted yesterday. The lawsuit, according to Variety, alleges that the beverage manufacturers violated copyright law by using the trio’s music in promos and three-minute-plus videos for an event called Ruckus in the Rockies. Show More Summary
DNAinfo: Late Beastie Boys member MCA made sure he would never be a corporate sellout — even in the afterlife. The pioneering rapper, whose real name is Adam Yauch, instructed in his will that his image, music and any art he createdShow More Summary
Brokelyn: It feels like we’ve spent all summer mourning MCA on BBQ playlists and jukebox requests. Some Beastie fans decided they wanted to do more than mourn this weekend: they’re organizing a big Beastie Boys walking tour and celebration this Saturday, which also happens to be the day before Adam Yauch’s birthday. Show More Summary
The Daily Swarm: The recent death of Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys inspired a wealth of touching and intelligent tributes, many of them filled with autobiographical details from their writers… Read and comment. From thedailyswarm.com.
You can’t front on that. Pitchfork: The state of New York is literally legalizing its admiration for late Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch. As Spin reports, State senators created and adopted a resolution to honor MCA on the Senate floor, pausing deliberations to discuss his contributions to New York life and culture. Read and comment. From thedailyswarm.com.
Full story at Billboard: The first rap album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart returns to the top 20 this week. Following the death of Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch on May 4, the band’s 1986 album Licensed to Ill reenters the tally at No. Show More Summary
Artist Bill McMullen was a close compatriot of the Beastie Boys, having been involved with designing and creating much of the group’s artwork over the years. In recent days, McMullen wrote a moving tribute to his close friend Adam Yauch,...Show More Summary
The Daily Swarm: Begun in 1993, The Beastie Boys’ Grand Royal Magazine lasted only 6 issues with its slick self. And since there’s no definitive online archive (at least that we could find), and the damn thing was so rad, we wanted to at least share what we did manage to scrounge up… Read and comment. From thedailyswarm.com.