July 9th, 2013
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February 27th, 2013
Let's face it, the one medium that was able to combine all of Adam Yauch's creative passions into a singular work of art was the music video.
Through these short-films—put to music created by his band—Yauch inspired us all with his fascination of music, film, editing, the fish-eye lens, family, basketball, snowboarding, skateboarding, comedy, costumes, humanitarianism, fake mustaches, lederhosen, goofing around, growing up, and spitting rhymes with boyhood friends.
These teenage pals of his also happened to be expert showmen, ones who were able to make an entire generation of music lovers believe they were the funniest, coolest, dopest human beings in existence.
Here's an in-depth look at their music videos that made us fans for life:
October 18th, 2012
Continuing in our yearlong celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the release of Check Your Head (I just made that up, but seems like a missed opportunity, right?), we wanted to bring this little known fact to your attention:
The centerfold picture of the Beastie Boys jamming out in G-Son (although Money Mark claims he doesn't "jam out") differs between CD and cassette versions, especially with Mike D's choice of head-wear, rotating between sock cap and ball cap.
This nifty nugget of knowledge was brought to you by The Brouhaha.
October 17th, 2012
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September 26th, 2012
Percussion wunderkind and multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, Fredo Ortiz, graciously drops a heaping serving of knowledge (while simultaneously tending to his wife's surgically repaired hand) about his upcoming Bongoloidz debut album and playing drums in the Beastie Boys.
September 7th, 2012
In a back-and-forth softball battle, Team VH1 was able to hold off a 9th inning rally from The Pressure to win this year's clash 8-7.
August 11th, 2012
Jason Palk breaks down Beastie Boys Fan Celebration Day (held in NYC on Aug. 4, 2012) and 20 Questions returns.
(clockwise from top left: The Money Man, The Beastie Car, and the attendees of Fan Celebration Day.)
July 31st, 2012