When the Beastie Boys filmed the music video for “Shadrach” off of their second album “Paul’s Boutique” they performed at a free show at the Reseda Country Club in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California in September 1989. One of the most memorable scenes in the video is this sequence where an unsuspecting audience member gets hit in the back of the head by a guy stage diving.
Two guys in two huge bands both named Adam stuck House of Pain stickers on their instruments. Beastie Boys Adam “MC Ad Rock” Horovitz stuck a House of Pain sticker on his green Hondo II Professional Guitar. Adam Clayton of U2 also stuck an HOP sticker on one of his “Zooropa” era Fender Precision Basses.
The Beastie Boys classic third studio album “Check Your Head” was released on April 21, 1992, by Capitol Records. The photo used for the cover showed Ad-Rock, Mike-D & MCA sitting on an inconspicuous street curb with their instrument in tow giving fans a clue on the musical direction of the album.
Saw this photo of the Beastie Boys MC Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) wearing a Happy Halloween shirt and instantly thought…
The Beastie Boys have always name dropped random people in their songs. “Sure Shot” is the first in a series of Beastie Boys lyrical name drop posts showing you who the Beasties are talking about…
Coldplay and Chris Martin did a classy cover of The Beastie Boys “Fight For Your Right To Party” in dedication to Adam (MCA) Yauch on May 4, 2012 at The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles California on the day of his passing.
The Beastie Boys classic video for Sabotage is a homage to 1970’s crime dramas. The video is presented as the opening credits for a show called “Sabotage” starring the members of The Beastie Boys as the shows fictional characters. Here is the list of the classic named characters in order of their introduction.
This 1964 photograph taken by Bruce Davidson of a Los Angeles drive-through became the cover art to The Beastie Boys 1994 classic album Ill Communication. Here’s The Beastie Boys album cover which they cropped and made it look a bot older.
When The Beastie Boys song “Brass Monkey” was released in 1986, it left many people wondering what exactly is “Brass Monkey”. Just so you know, The Beastie’s are not rapping about an actual monkey made from brass…
In looking through old pictures of The Beastie Boys we noticed that Adam Horovitz aka Ad Rock sports an old school Kirby Silver Surfer Tattoo on his right arm. Check it out, MC Ad Rock must be a really big comic book fan.