Posts tagged "Beastie Boys"

The 50 Best Pop Singles Of 1994 (Featuring New Interviews With Ace Of Base, TLC, Lisa Loeb, Real McCoy & Haddaway)

As 2014 draws to a close, one thing that stands out the most about this year is the huge wave of artists who broke international barriers and crossed over into our pop music consciousness. And we’re not just talking about the UK, where Disclosure, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Ella Henderson and Clean Bandit hail from…

Robbie Daw / November 20, 2014

Beastie Boys’ ‘Ill Communication’ Turns 20: Backtracking

Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Our friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever.

Even Ken Jennings looked stumped. On May 14, Jeopardy! featured a category titled “The 1990s Rap Song.” And to the surprise of no one, Jenning…

Christina Lee / May 23, 2014

Beastie Boys’ ‘Hello Nasty’ Turns 15: Backtracking

Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Our friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever.

While revisiting Beastie Boys’ Hello Nasty in the shadow of Adam Yauch’s death ahead of the LP’s 15th anniversary, I realized that the 1998 album was the last true taste of…

Carl Williott / July 15, 2013

Pink Responds To Hate Mail After She Cancels Birmingham Concert: Morning Mix

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:: After Pink canceled her April 22 concert in Birmingham, Ala., she was diagnosed with chest and ear infections — and she received hate mail in the process. “I am a human being, therefore I am able to catch illness. It is beyond my control and I can’t apologize for…

Christina Lee / May 6, 2013

Snoop Lion & Tony Bennett Team Up To Promote Gun Control: Morning Mix

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:: How’s this for an odd couple? Snoop Lion and Tony Bennett have teamed up (along with numerous other celebrities) to support Voices Against Violence. VAV is a campaign that aims to petition and persuade members of Congress to vote in favor of the gun control measures that have recently been proposed. [Twitter]…

Jillian Pellegrini / May 3, 2013

Beastie Boys Book: Adrock & Mike D To Write “Multidimensional” Band Memoir

Surviving Beastie Boys members Adam Horovitz (“Ad-Rock”) and Michael Diamond (“Mike D”) have signed a deal to write a memoir about their hip-hop trio, which also included Adam Yauch (“MCA”), who died last year after a bout with cancer. Random House imprint Spiegel & Grau, the publishers behind Jay-Z’s Decoded, took on the still-untitled project, which…

Carl Williott / April 29, 2013

Alicia Keys Names New Album ‘Girl On Fire’: Morning Mix

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:: Following in John Legend’s footstepsAlicia Keys is the latest artist to announce her new album — just in time for her upcoming VMA performance. Echoing The Hunger Games, the R&B songstress’s forthcoming LP is titled Girl On Fire. [Rap-Up]

:: American Idol winner Scotty McCreery took a hard fall off a stage…

Idolator Staff / August 15, 2012

Beastie Boys Sue Monster Energy Drink For Using Their Music

The Beastie Boys will fight for their right to protect their music. The group is suing Monster Energy Corp. for illegally using several of their songs in a series of ads, against the wishes of the trio’s late member, Adam “MCA” Yauch.
Yauch, who died in May after a long bout with cancer, stipulated in hi…

Becky Bain / August 10, 2012

Lollapalooza’s 10 Most Epic Moments In Pop

Some of the biggest names in rock, dance and pop will descend on Chicago for Lollapalooza on August 3-5, including everyone from Frank Ocean to Florence + the Machine to Fun. But Lolla wasn’t always this inclusive: It began as a the leading authority on alt-rock in the early ’90s, a traveling caravan of flannel and…

Carl Williott / July 25, 2012

Best Of Bonnaroo: 11 Great Pop Moments In The Festival’s History

This weekend marks the 11th iteration of Manchester, Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. At the inaugural fest in 2002, it was a jam-band paradise, heavy on the noodling but light on the zeitgeist. Each year, though, it has expanded in size and scope, and this year’s lineup is the biggest and arguably the most…

Carl Williott / June 7, 2012

M83 Give A Nod To Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch In “Reunion” Video

The influence of Beastie BoysAdam Yauch is still coming to light weeks after his untimely death. The latest comes courtesy of French electro rockers M83’s new video, “Reunion”, off their impressive 2011 release Hurry Up We’re Dreaming. Directed by Fleur & Manu and produced by DIVISION, the clip continues the story begun in the…

Nicole Sia / May 30, 2012

Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch Covers ‘Rolling Stone’, Mike D & Ad-Rock Share Memories Of MCA

Rolling Stone pays tribute to the late Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch by putting MCA on the cover of their magazine. The music publication spoke to the surviving members of the band, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Mike “Mike D” Diamond, where they shared memories about working with Yauch, how his Buddhism affected his songwriting, and how…

Becky Bain / May 23, 2012

2012 Billboard Music Awards: Goodie Mob Pay Tribute To Beastie Boys

Before Cee Lo Green and his reunited Goodie Mob crew physically took to the MGM Grand Stage during their “Fight To Win” performance at the Billboard Music Awards, a one-legged dancer in military garb arrived on crutches and proceeded to wow the audience with jaw-dropping moves. Then a wall was lifted and the quartet, decked…

Robbie Daw / May 21, 2012

Kids Reenact Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” Video In Tribute To Adam Yauch

Since Adam Yauch’s death on May 4, tributes to both MCA and the Beastie Boys have rolled in, but this may be our favorite. James Winters, a Portland-based filmmaker, created a reenactment of the Boys’ Spike Jonze-directed “Sabotage” video, enlisting the help of his wife, kids and nephew in order to pay tribute to MCA.
Car chases and jumping off ledges,…

Becky Bain / May 15, 2012

The Idolator Hype Index (Week Of 5.7.12)

One week ago today, the music world lost Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch following his three-year battle with cancer. It was a major blow to fans of the trio whose music had soundtracked the past 26 years. Additionally, The Voice finally wrapped up Season 2 this week, but not without a few barbs coming from…

Idolator Staff / May 11, 2012

Carrie Underwood Is #1, Beastie Boys Return To Album Chart

Carrie Underwood’s fourth LP Blown Away becomes her third to blow to the peak position on Billboard’s Top 200 this week. The album sold 267,000 copies out of the gate, putting it behind only Madonna’s MDNA, which started with 358,000 last month, as far as biggest opening-week sales in 2012. Billboard also notes that Carrie…

Robbie Daw / May 9, 2012

Beastie Boys Named In Awkwardly Timed Lawsuit Filed By Tuf America Label

In what has to be one of the worst-timed legal actions ever (not that there’s ever a good time to get sued, mind you), hip hop/R&B record label Tuf America filed a lawsuit against Beastie Boys last Thursday — one day before band member Adam Yauch lost his life to cancer —  in the United State…

Robbie Daw / May 8, 2012

Beastie Boys’ Unreleased ‘Chappelle’s Show’ Performance Pulled From YouTube

In the days following Beastie Boys Adam Yauch’s death, it’s no surprise that his colleagues, friends and fans want to celebrate his life and career by singing cover songs, writing tributes, and even releasing unseen performances. Back in 2004, the group filmed a performance for the third season of Chappelle’s Show which remained unseen, as the third…

Becky Bain / May 7, 2012

Beastie Boys Tributes: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead & More Honor Adam Yauch

The death of Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch, who passed away on Friday after a long battle with cancer, has caused practically everyone in entertainment to come out and pay their respects to the rapper, songwriter and filmmaker. Coldplay and fun. honored MCA by covering some of Beastie Boys’ classic songs live in concert, while Madonna and…

Becky Bain / May 7, 2012
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