Apple Options “Beastie Boys Story” Documentary, Limited IMAX Engagement This Spring

Apple announced they have acquited the rights to Beastie Boys Story, a new nonfiction film from Grammy Award-winning Beastie Boys members Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz and Academy Award-winning director Spike Jonze. A special cut of the documentary feature will open exclusively in select IMAX® theatres for a limited engagement April 3, before premiering globally on Apple TV+ on April 24. Based on the best-selling book Beastie Boys Book and limited engagement, sold-out tour, Beastie Boys Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz, tell you an intimate, personal story of their band and 40 years of friendship in this live documentary experience directed by their longtime friend and collaborator, and their former “grandfather”, filmmaker Spike Jonze. The third founding member of the Beasties, Adam “MCA” Yauch, died of cancer in 2012. Continue reading

Beastie Boys are Releasing a Special “Sabotage” RSD3 3-Inch Single

Beastie Boys recently celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of their Ill Communication (Grand Royal) album. The band is now releasing a special single version of their classic track ‘Sabotage’ as a RSD3 3-inch. The release date is July 19, 2019, and the initial pressing is limited to 2500 items. The RSD3 mini-turntable record players were a special collaboration made in conjunction with Record Store Day 2019 and players can be bought at participating dealers. More details about the ‘Sabotage’ single can be found below. Previous RSD3 special releases so far include Foo Fighters, Epitaph Records and Third Man Records special collections. Continue reading

Beastie Boys Released “Ill Communication” Twenty-Five Years Ago

Beastie Boys were on fo the biggest, most successful groups in the work in the early 1990s when they made Ill Communication (Capitol/Grand Royale), released twenty-five years ago today. Prolific, putting out a new album every 2-3 years, the band was focused on never repeating themselves, and constantly improving. It would have been very easy for them to just keep remaking Licensed To Ill (Def Jam) over and over and that would have been enough for many bands. But Ad-Rock, Mike D, and MCA (RIP Adam Yauch) kept on changing and evolving. As they had on the previous few albums, they played all the instruments, and played them incredibly well on every track, across multiple genes. They had genius guest stars and collaborators (Q-Tip, Biz Markie, Amery Smith of Suicidal Tendencies, Money Mark, Bobo from Cypress Hill) and put the music first, before everything. Even the production on Ill Communication is incredible, all respect due to the B-E-A-S-T-I-E’s and their frequent partner at this time, Mario Caldato (“Mario C”). Continue reading