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New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Alien Is Likely A Tribute To The Beastie Boys

A host of new characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens have been revealed by way of their action figures, and fans have now discovered a new alien that appears to be director J.J. Abrams’ heartfelt tribute to the Beastie Boys. Character names in the Star Wars universe have long run the gamut from impressively... Show More Summary

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Inspired by the Beastie Boys - Like a pinch on the neck of Mr. Spock...wait. Wrong J.J. Abrams flick.

yesterdayHumor / odd : Geekosystem

J.J. Abrams loves him some Beastie Boys. In Star Trek, he has a young James Kirk stealing a car and rocking out to the Beastie Boys classic, "Sabotage." Now, it seems that love of the Beastie Boys has migrated over to The Force Awakens, where one of its characters also has its roots in Abrams' musical taste.

New Star Wars Character Inspired By The Beastie Boys

Biz Markie once rapped, “I watch Star Wars just to see Yoda.” But now the Biz will have another reason to watch the forthcoming series reboot Star Wars: The Force Awakens: There’s a character based on his friends the Beastie Boys. According to io9, the movie will include a Resistance fighter pilot named Ello Asty, […]

New Star Wars alien is named after the Beastie Boys

The names are crazy in the Star Wars Universe — no one has ever claimed otherwise. The names started out okay.”Luke,” that’s normal, but then “Starkiller” was deemed too much and “Skywalker” became Luke’s […]

Required Viewing: 'Everything is a Remix'

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

How George Lucas, Led Zeppelin, the Beastie Boys, and tons of artists borrowed from others...and why that's okay.

Beastie Boys' Mike D Returns to Music with Dynamic Awolnation Remix

After nearly two years without releasing new music, Beastie Boys' Mike D returns with his intense, high-powered remix of Awolnation's breakout hit "I Am." "When I heard 'I Am,' it had the anthemic dynamics that we associate with Awolnation," Mike D told Rolling Stone. "I had a different version in my head of...

Great Job, Internet!: The Foo Fighters/Beastie Boys/Naked Gun mashup you didn’t know you needed

Foo Fighters’ “Everlong” was a massive alt radio and MTV hit when it was released in 1997 as the second single from the band’s second album, in part because of the song’s infectious melody and in part because of the light-hearted, Michel Gondry-directed video that featured Dave Grohl using his inflated hand as a weapon. Show More Summary

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Do "History of Rap 6" and It's Obviously Amazing

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake gave us a sixth installment of their "History of Rap" bit on The Tonight Show Wednesday, performing a medley of hits by artists like the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy and Jay Z. But, when Fallon launched...Show More Summary

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon reconnect for History of Rap 6 — watch

The duo rap songs by Beastie Boys, Kanye West, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, R. Kelly, and more.

See Beastie Boys Reflect on Tumultuous 'Paul's Boutique' Period

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 gathered to mark the occasion of what would have...

Kanye West to Receive 2015 MTV Video Vanguard Award

Kanye West is set to be the first rapper in 17 years to receive a MTV Video Vanguard Award after the Beastie Boys were given the honor in 1998. West will also be the third rapper in history to seize one of music's highest awards since the show started in 1984 -- LL Cool J was the first. MTV announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday afte Continue reading…

Why I Modeled My Business After The Beastie Boys

Why three bratty rappers from New York may hold the secret to your success.

The First Boeing 727 Ever Made Is Almost Ready To Make Its Final Flight

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

At one time, the Boeing 727 tri-jet was an extremely common sight at airports around the world. Over 1,800 were produced, making it an icon of commercial air travel in the 1970’s and 1980’s (one even appeared on the Beastie Boys album cover Licensed to Ill). Now, the first 727 ever made is being readied to blast skyward once again. Read more...

Podtoid 302: Virtual Reality is the Future

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or download it here. No Brett or Steven this week, as the beastie boys are still off gallivanting around Cologne, Germany for gamescom. But we did manage to bring back PCWorld's illustrious Hayden Dingman to discuss the hottest, sweatiest, smelliest news in the world of video games for your listening pleasure. Read more...

Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock and Mike D reunite for interview, discuss making of Paul’s Boutique

Plus, longtime label Capitol Records raises its Beastie Boys flag for the first time since 1989.

Happy Birthday, MCA!

As long as hip-hop is around, the Beastie Boys' contributions won't be forgotten. Today (Aug. 5), we remember the rapper in the trio with the raspy voice. MCA, born Adam Yauch, would've turned 51 years old. Continue reading…

How Litigation Changed Hip Hop, Sampling

If you were flipping through Seattle radio stations last Friday, you may have happened upon KEXP's deconstruction of the Beastie Boys' album Paul's Boutique. To celebrate the 26th anniversary of that album's release, the independent radio station played every track of Paul's Boutique, along with every track that was sampled......

Listen To Every Song Sampled On Paul's Boutique

The Beastie Boys released Paul's Boutique on July 25th, 1989, which means the seminal album turns 26 tomorrow. The groundbreaking masterpiece famously sampled 105 different songs, and although it's long been rumored that those samples weren't cleared, most of them actually were. [ more › ]

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

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 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST. The station will play the full track list and...

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