Posts tagged "beastie boys"

The Muppets Take On The Beastie Boys’ “So What’cha Want”

Animal, Beeker and the Swedish Chef lace up their shell toes as Ad Rock, Mike D and the late MCA in this randomly perfect Muppets tribute to the Beastie Boys. (Side note: Up until this very moment, I thought the last line was an awesome cunnilingus reference, i.e.: "I got news for your cooch, I'll…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 17, 2014

Beastie Boys & GoldieBlox Go To Battle Over “Girls” [UPDATED]

Last week, we showed you this new advertisement from the girls toy company GoldieBlox, spoofing the Beastie Boys' song "Girls." Well, the company's use of the song has sparked a legal battle over copyright infringement -- but before you assume that…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 25, 2013

School Librarians Create A Pitch Perfect Remake Of The Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage”

Who can say what inspired the librarians at the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago to produce this homage to the Beastie Boys 1994 video "Sabotage." Whatever it is, we are so thrilled they did. Directed by Chicago's "Mike and Duane Show," the video is a pitch perfect remake. And that's not all! Teachers and…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 20, 2013

Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch Honored With Brooklyn Park

There are hundreds of parks spread across the five boroughs of New York City, but we can safely say there's only one dedicated to a "beastie." Today, Palmetto Playground park in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, was officially renamed in honor of late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch. At the…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 3, 2013

Coolest Parents Ever Recreate Beastie Boys “Sabotage” Video

As much as it pains my Brooklyn heart to say this, this little video from a couple of cool Portland parents might just score extra points in the Portland vs. Brooklyn battle. These guys made a shot-for-shot remake of the Beastie Boys' iconic Spike Jonze-directed video "Sabotage," starring their own children. Brooklyn, I believe you've…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 15, 2012

For MCA: Our 10 Favorite Beastie Boys References

The Beastie Boys lost founding member Adam "MCA" Yauch today, but his memory will live on through the band's nine amazing albums. The Beasties are known for making boastful, but often brilliant raps, laden with smart and sardonic references. Last year, the folks oer at the A.V. Club went through and explained more…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 4, 2012

RIP: Adam Yauch Of The Beastie Boys

We were heartbroken to hear of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch's passing today, after a protracted battle with throat cancer. Yauch, who also went by MCA (and Nathanial Hornblower) was an integral part of the Beasties from their beginnings as an early '80s hardcore band through their most recent release, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. The…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 4, 2012

Beastie Boys Release “Fight for Your Right — Revisited” Star-Packed Trailer

The Beastie Boys released a trailer Thursday for their 30-minute short "Fight for Your Right -- Revisited" in support of the trio's forthcoming new album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. And it's a doozy. As MGM used to say, there's more stars here than in the heavens: Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood, Will Ferrell,…
By: Moviefone / April 9, 2011

A Beastie Boys Biopic Is In The Works

Picture this: Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood, and Danny McBride as Mike D, Ad-Rock, and MCA. Yup, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch is directing a short biopic about the making of the song “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!).” "Fight For Your Right Revisited" will premiere at the Sundance Short Film Festival. Oh-so…
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 11, 2010

Who Should Be Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?

Hard to believe, but the Beastie Boys are really kind of old. This week, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced that the Beasties, along with 14 other nominees, were selected for the short list for entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Among the nominees for rock immortality: The…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 30, 2010

Jay-Z Does The Beastie Boys Proud

I was already sad that I missed the All Points West music festival in NY this weekend, now I'm devastated. So, the Beastie Boys were supposed to headline, but dropped out at the last minute upon learning Adam Yauch (aka MCA) was battling cancer. Jay-Z stepped in for them, becoming the first rapper to headline…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 2, 2009