Between 1980 and 1994, Laura Levine photographed more than 500 bands and musicians for outlets ranging from Rolling Stone to influential punk magazine New York Rocker, where she worked as photo editor. Though she shot many live shows, Levine is best known for her expressive portraits, taken in her Chinatown apartment or Soho loft, or...
Stand by for the celebrity-designer partnerships, limited-edition lines, and capsule collections, all about to hit a shop near you this summer.
Kempt Staff Take a look at Mike D. x Clare V., after the jump...
Just last week — and in time for Father's Day — Clare V. released a capsule collection created by Beastie Boy Mike D (also known as Michael Diamond). And while it sounds a bit random, this isn't the first time the New York City rapper has dabbled in design. About four years ago, he... Continue reading
Beastie Boys’ Mike D has teamed with designer Clare V. for a new range of “grown man” bags, Billboard reports. Priced at $525 (or, for the “grey pebble” edition, $625), the canvas totes are on sale now. “I was showing up at the studio...Show More Summary
"I've had backpacks my whole life and I'm a grown man now. I should have something better." Continue reading…
Something music has taught me: Your heroes are always willing to design some ridiculously expensive clothing item or accessory. Anyone who has ever suffered sticker shock while browsing an X-Large store knows that Beastie Boy Mike D has never been shy about selling some expensive shit. And now, we learn that Michael Diamond has now […]
For the man who's ready to move on from backpacks
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In 1994 the Beastie Boys released their multi-platinum selling hip-hop album Ill Communication. The title, and lyrics throughout, reference the break-up of AT&T, an important catalyst to the unleashing of the full power and potential of the Internet and digital technologies. Show More Summary
LOS ANGELES — The lyrical change was small but significant, a clear sign of what this new band wants to do with its music. Rapping over the crunchy hard-rock guitar riff that anchors the Beastie Boys’ “No Sleep Till Brooklyn,” Chuck D and B-Real tweaked the song’s chorus...
The lyrical change was small but significant, a clear sign of what this new band wants to do with its music. Rapping over the crunchy hard-rock guitar riff that anchors the Beastie Boys’ “No Sleep Till Brooklyn,” Chuck D and B-Real tweaked the song’s chorus ever so slightly as they stood onstage...
Jerry Berry died or did he? Country music singer John Berry puts a message out to his fans that he is still alive and singing songs. A report about Beastie Boy John Berry’s death last Thursday erroneously featured some videos of country music singer John Berry, according to Taste of Country. Show More Summary
This is horrifying. During a performance in Studio City, California on Saturday night, former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza collapsed on stage and died. He was 51 years old. Related: Original Beastie Boys Member Passes Away The drummer — who had been with Megadeth between 1989 and 1998 — was performing with his band OHM at the Baked Potato [...]
While the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond wasn’t quite the worst thing mankind ever created, it did manage to move so far past the line between indifference and burning-hot nerd rage that Simon Pegg (who wrote the script) felt the need to weigh in and admit that he also didn’t like the trailer much. Show More Summary
From the look of this second, considerably revamped trailer--which is set to the film's score rather than the first trailer's original music choice of the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage"--I think this one is going to make more fans a lot happier.
Paramount has finally dropped a full-length trailer for Star Trek Beyond after five long months. You might remember the first much-hated clip, featuring the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage.” But the sci-fi franchise has made amends for that misstep, and the action-packed trailer should make traditional Trekkies happy. The third installment in the reboot series, directed by […]
French electronic duo Cassius have returned this year. After sharing "Action" featuring Cat Power and the Beastie Boys' Mike D (and the song's odd video), "Go Up," and "The Missing," they're back with the title track from Ibifornia. Check it out below. Show More Summary
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 in a statement...
The lyrics to the songs of the Beastie Boys forever stick in your head. “Aw, mom, you’re just jealous it’s the Beastie Boys!” Many of us born in the late sixties and seventies were saddened to hear of the death of yet another Beastie Boy. Show More Summary