Dev Hynes described his third LP under his Blood Orange moniker as something "like my version of [The Beastie Boys'] Paul's Boutique." It's that and plenty more: Opening with a butter-smooth R&B chorale that segues into a poetry-slam jazz collage using Ashlee Haze's incandescent "For Colored Girls (The Missy Elliott...
The first Star Trek Beyond trailer was not well-received by fans, and even actor and co-writer Simon Pegg was unhappy with how it presented the film. The Beastie Boys soundtrack gave it a […]
In the new trailer for Star Trek Beyond, The Beastie Boys are out and Rihanna is in. The first trailer for the franchise film really leaned into James T. Kirk’s love of “Sabotage” by The Beastie Boys, while the second calmed things down a bit with a more somber, more dramatic, less-“Sabotage” vibe. Show More Summary
The first trailer for Star Trek Beyond was criticized for its decision to use the Beastie Boys as the soundtrack. The final trailer also goes to the pop music well, though the tone is a little different.
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
For the man who's ready to move on from backpacks
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...
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
A founding member of the Beastie Boys, who is credited with naming the band but left the group before it became successful, has died. John Berry, who was the guitarist in the original hardcore punk incarnation of the band when...