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“We Can’t Make New Music,” Says Beastie Boys’ Mike D

Since the passing of Adam “MCA” Yaunch back in 2012, the future of The Beastie Boys had been questionable at best. However, it now seems written in stone. “We have not been able to tour since “MCA,” Adam Yaunch, died,” said founding member Michael “Mike D” Diamond last week as he represented the group during […]

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Beastie Boys’ Mike D Remixes Portugal. The Man’s “Modern Jesus”

2013 has seen Portugal. The Man go from well-loved to well-known, their indie-rock-meets-friendly-psych-pop sound catching the ears of a wider audience on their new album, Evil Friends. We’re not just talking about regular listeners, either. Danny Brown, Alt-J, and Passion Pit have all taken to remixing songs by Portugal. The Man, showing their love for the band. Now […]

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Beastie Boys Sign Book Deal, To Publish Memoir

The NY Times reported late last night that surviving Beastie Boys members Mike D and Ad-Rock have signed a book deal with Random House subsidiary Spiegel & Grau. The two plan on releasing a memoir that blends oral history with images from pop culture past. This unnamed offering will feature writings from a handful of […]

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EDITORIAL: The Summer The Beastie Boys Changed My Life

This afternoon the world learned that Adam Yauch, otherwise known as MCA of legendary hiphop act Beastie Boys, passed away at the age of forty-eight. I never met Adam, nor knew anyone who did, but he impacted my life forever and I will never forget the time spent enjoying the art he created with Mike […]