Beastie Boys live at Tim Festival in Rio de Janeiro

On October 29 Beastie Boys played at Tim Festival in Rio de Janeiro. Below you can find photos and videos from the show.

Root Down (full) from tv terra site

Youtube Videos
Sure Shot [video1] // [video2]
Time To Get Ill [video]
Root Down [video]
Body Movin [video]
No Sleep Till Brooklyn [video1] // [video2]
Brass Monkey [video]
So watcha Want [video1] // [video2]
Gratitude [video1] // [video2]
Sabotage [video1] // [video2]

Photosets :

photo credits: rodolfo,littlesparkie, DaigoOliva

Mix Master Mike to do free show

Mix Master Mike will be performing at a free concert and street party in Vail, Colorado, on December 16 as part of Snow Daze, an annual skiing event and "mountain bash."

Review: Beastie Boys Live in Las Vegas

The Beastie Boys short tour of the west coast did not yield a lot of press for the band because the shows were not intended to promote anything. The Las Vegas Review-Journal was one of a few publications to report on the band's performance.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 25, 2006

Photo by Craig L. Moran

Beasties find time to get ill
by Jason Bracelin

Clad in shiny suits, dancing with fists clenched, elbows high in the air, they looked like a group of insurance salesmen who stumbled into karaoke night at the local discotheque.

And they sounded like a bunch of pencil pushers, too, dropping rhymes with more arcane references than a Dennis Miller monologue.

A half-an-hour into their jam-packed show at The Joint on Monday night, the Beastie Boys had already name checked forgotten '70s soul acts (Rose Royce), Dutch pancakes (pannenkoeken) old-school sitcom janitors (Schneider from "One Day At a Time") and, uh, Kenny Rogers, who's not very obscure, though one could hope.

It's this kitchen-sink approach to hip-hop that's long defined the Beasties, who've made a career out of finding the shared traits in seemingly disparate sounds. The group's skilled at making a two-minute, curled-lip punk tantrum sound right at home next to a cowbell-driven funk work-out or a old fashioned battle rap.

Live, the group is even more scattershot, with its DJ, Mixmaster Mike, keeping the Beasties on their toes by remixing some of their tunes on the spot as the group races through them.

At The Joint, Mixmaster Mike fused the Beasties' "Sure Shot" with the roaring horns from Kool and the Gang's "Hollywood Swinging," resulting in an even more breathless jam, and he frequently pulled the beat back, letting the group rhyme a capella before jumping back into the song.

It all highlighted the Beasties' manic, off-the-cuff appeal, which manifests itself in lots of clipped rhymes, instrumental tangents and seemingly incongruous mish-mashes that somehow work together.

On "Pass the Mic," the Beasties rapped over a sprightly flute loop paired with crunchy metal riffs; before tearing into the fuzzed-out snarl of "Gratitude," MC/bassist MCA riffed on Black Sabbath's "Sweet Leaf" and Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water."

On this night, the band had no new album or material to promote - the show was a warm-up gig for a short run of South American dates - and so they tinkered with their catalog until it sounded a bit more fresh, sitting on stools at the lip of the stage and letting the crowd carry "Paul Revere" and stripping "Time to Get Ill" down until it was all muscle and sinew.

The Beasties did it all with the ceaseless energy of kids at recess, bounding about the stage, running laps around each other, wearing bright smiles beneath their dark shades.

The crowd responded in kind, as this night was an exercise in dancing in confined spaces - can't remember the last time we saw so many white dudes doing the robot - and practically everyone in the house wore at least some of their neighbor's beer, which was spilled liberally.

It all ended in a fittingly raucous climax, with the Beasties strapping on their instruments for a pair of tunes, culminating with one of the band's biggest - and most unlikely - hits, the yowling "Sabotage," where MC/guitarist Ad Rock leaned into his instrument hard and wailed like he was back at a CBGB's hard-core matinee show.

"The original nasal kid is doing damage," Ad Rock had rhymed earlier on "Root Down," and this was him fulfilling his promise.

Beastie Boys perform four shows on west coast

Three Beastie Boys shows in four days is exhausting work! I'm not complaining though. I wish I had gone to all four shows. Following are photos and videos from the Beastie Boys' four west coast shows last week.


Do It [video]
Right Right Now Now [video]
Super Disco Breakin' [video]
Time to Get Ill [video]
Sure Shot [video 1] // [video 2]
Posse in Effect [video]
Root Down [video]
Brass Monkey [video]
Intergalactic [video 1] // [video 2]
Gratitude [video 1] // [video 2]
Sabotage [video]


MMM Intro & Triple Trouble [video]
Paul Revere [video]
Brass Monkey [video]
3 MC's and 1 DJ [video1]
So What'cha Want [video]
Intergalactic [video]
Gratitude [video]
Sabotage [video]



Do It [video]
Skills to Pay the Bills [video]
Posse in Effect [video]
Time to Get Ill [video]
Body Movin' [video]
Paul Revere [video]
Gratitude [video]
Sabotage [video 1] // [video 2]




Photos credits: soupenvy, razmatazern, zentilfamilia, electroweekend, Paulb, iancr, Jennygirl, me

Video credits: razmatazern, Jobb3r, riei, Onebigjew, adamspiegel, gmanako, majisher, adrock1988

Thanks to Midzi for compiling the video links.

My trek following the Beastie Boys was so exhausting that I need to take a vacation. I'm going somewhere warm...somewhere south...way south. I have invited a guest editor to update the site in my absence. Midzi is well-known in the fan community. She is the administrator of the Beastie Boys YouTube group and a frequent contributor to the Beastie Boys Message Board.

Connecting with Yauch

Adam Yauch is interviewed in the current issue of Hip Hop Connection, a UK music magazine. Yauch talks about creating the Paul's Boutique cover and making Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!

Click on the photos below to read the interview.


(Shout-out to PaddyBoy)

Alfredo Ortiz is loved

Click on the above photo to see the article as it appears in print.

Tu Ciudad, a Latino magazine based in Los Angeles, has singled out Alfredo Ortiz in a feature titled "25 Angelenos We Love" in its October/November 2006 issue. According to the article, the Morningwood drummer and Beastie Boys percussionist will be playing on the Beastie Boys' next studio album. Ortiz' involvement on the album seems to indicate that the Beastie Boys do not intend to produce an all-rap album like To the Five Boroughs.

(Thanky Pooty)

Amore for Signore Yauch

Sometimes you find things on YouTube that make you scratch your head and say "Huh?!"

An Italian fan who met Signore Yauch after the screening of Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! at the Rome Film Fest created this unusual video.

Gimme Shelter performance on dvd

A dvd recording of the Beastie Boys performance at the Gimme Shelter: Rock & Rescue NYC show is currently available to download as a torrent at DIME. (You must be registered to access this file.)

Beastie Boys to play Santa Cruz

The Beastie Boys have announced a last-minute show at Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California, on Friday, October 20. Tickets are on sale now at the venue's web site.

Update: Tickets are gone. The show sold out very quickly.

So what'cha want? You want video

Click on the above photo to see video (WMV format) of the Beastie Boys performance of "So What'cha Want/The New Style" at the third annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors.

This video has been sanitized for your protection.

VH1 Hip Hop Honors premieres tonight

The third annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors premieres tonight (October 17) at 9 pm ET/PT. Don't forget to watch it.

For repeat times, check

Yauch makes appearance at Italian screening of Beastie Boys film

Italian fan Irene reports on the Rome Film Fest.

On October 15, 2006, Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! was officially screened for the first time in Italy at the Rome Film Fest in a new film category called "Extra."

Around 11 p.m., Adam Yauch arrived at the event with Lorenzo Cherubini, an Italian rapper who was popular in the 80s and early 90s (he still performs today, but not rap). Yauch was interviewed on the red carpet over the cheers of the Italian crowd, who were screaming and shouting for Cherubini's attention.

Inside the cinema hall, a festival organizer introduced Cherubini to the audience and provided some instructions for watching the movie. "This is not the usual concert movie, so we don't expect that you will keep silent during the screening," said the organizer. "You can do whatever you like -- sing, jump, dance. It would be better if you dance and sing!" He explained what the movie was about and how it had been produced.

Cherubini was on hand to introduce Yauch. "Well, I think it's useless to introduce the Beastie Boys because I guess you all know them if you are here! So let's welcome Adam Yauch!" said Cherubini.

Yauch entered the hall to great applause and said hello in Italian with excellent pronunciation. He talked about the film, joked about Nathaniel Hornblower, thanked the audience for being there, and then took a seat in the pit to watch the movie.

When the screening started, most of the audience did not make very much noise. They just clapped their hands a few times between songs. At one point during the screening, Yauch, not satisfied with the sound, got out of his seat and turned up the volume. After that, the audience started jumping in their seats. The seats were shaking from the bass. It was difficult to discern audience noises in the hall from audience noises in the movie because the volume was so loud.

When the film ended, Yauch thanked the audience again for coming. He began to leave but was stopped by a fan who asked for an autograph and photo with him. Yauch obliged the fan, which lead to the same request from other fans. After a 30-minute autograph and photo session, Yauch left the hall with the fans instead of with security or festival staff.

Click on the above image to see Irene's photoset.

Yauch attends Rome Film Fest

Adam Yauch was in Rome yesterday (October 15) to make an appearance at a screening of Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! at the Rome Film Fest.

I hope to have a report and photos from a fan in Italy who attended the screening soon.

Audio Share: Beastie Boys Live X CD

On October 15, 2004, the Beastie Boys performed a private show in Atlanta, Georgia, for winners of a contest sponsored by 99X radio. To win, listeners had to call in and provide answers to Beastie Boys-related questions (for example, what are the ingredients of a brass monkey?). Fifty winners and their one guest were treated to a three-song performance and an interview with the band.

99X recorded the session and made it available on a limited edition CD to the 50 winners.
  1. Right Right Now Now (3.4 MB)
  2. Ch-Check It Out (3.9 MB)
  3. So What'cha Want (3.8 MB)
  4. Interview (19.8 MB)
Note: The mp3 downloads will be available for one week.

Adrock featured in LL Cool J special

As part of its Hip Hop Honors offerings this week, VH1 is airing an episode of the show Driven about LL Cool J, featuring both Adam Horovitz and Cey Adams. If you are unfamiliar with the story about how Horovitz helped LL Cool J's career, you can hear it straight from Horovitz' mouth in this show. Horovitz also describes his contribution to LL Cool J's song "I Need a Beat," as well as talks about the Beastie Boys' experience touring with the rapper whom ladies love. Cey Adams shares his personal memories of meeting a young LL Cool J and talks about how it was obvious from the start that Cool J's talents were special.

The show airs tonight (Oct. 14) at 9 pm on VH1 and will be repeated throughout the week. Check for additional times.

Beastie Boys recognized at VH1 Hip Hop Honors

Photo by RB/Mic to Mic

On October 7, the Beastie Boys were recognized for their contributions to hip hop music at the third annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors. The event pays tribute to the hip hop pioneers who transformed the genre into a cultural phenomenon. Also honored at this year's ceremony were Ice Cube, Wu-Tang Clan, Afrika Bambaataa, Russell Simmons, MC Lyte, Rakim, and Eazy E.

Upon arrival at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom, the Beastie Boys participated in the Hip Hop Honors red carpet hoopla, posing for photographers and talking with media. My colleague and I both worked the red carpet. Click on the images below to see our photosets of the Beastie Boys on the red carpet.

Inside the Hammerstein Ballroom, the Beastie Boys were honored in the form of a tribute performance by Q-tip, Fabolous, and Diddy with Mix Master Mike. The three MCs and one DJ performed abbreviated versions of "Paul Revere" and "Hold It Now Hit It" for the Beastie Boys, who watched the performance from box seats on the side of the stage.

Q-tip, Fabolous, and Diddy perform a tribute to the Beastie Boys

Following the tribute performance, the Beastie Boys took to the stage to perform "So What'cha Want" and "The New Style," only to be stopped in mid-performance by VH1 production crew because their microphones were cutting out. Amid yelling and booing from the audience was a call by VH1 for the band to repeat the performance. The audience responded with delight.

Technical errors interrupt the Beastie Boys performance at the Hip Hop Honors

The second performance was a success and, at its conclusion, Q-tip, Diddy, Fabolous, and Tracy Morgan joined the Beastie Boys on stage to congratulate them.

Beastie Boys perform "So What'cha Want/The New Style" at the Hip Hop Honors

The Hip Hop Honors will premiere on VH1 on Tuesday, October 17 at 9 p.m. ET.

New dvd release of Roadside Prophets

This week Roadside Prophets, a film starring John Doe and Adam Horovitz, was released in widescreen region 1 dvd format. It's available to order at

Yauch catches Bad Brains gig

Photo of Daryl Jenifer of Bad Brains by Alex Countey

Billboard reports that Adam Yauch attended the Bad Brains show at CBGB's last Sunday. The legendary hardcore band played three shows this week at the club, which will be closing for good at the end of the month.

In 2004, Bad Brains went in the studio with Yauch producing the sessions. The last update on the album was in April 2004, when it was said to be in the mixing stage. Two years later, the album has still not been released.

Ballroom blitz

Photo by RB/Mic to Mic

For their third concert in 2006, the Beastie Boys performed for an audience of devoted fans at the Hiro Ballroom in the Maritime Hotel in New York on October 4. The concert, titled Gimme Shelter: Rock & Rescue NYC, was a benefit to support animal rescue and no-kill city shelters. Organized by the ASPCA and Rational Animal, the concert featured an eclectic mix of performers, ranging from Nellie McKay to punk band the Sick Fucks.

The Beastie Boys delivered a 14-song, high energy set, kicking off with crowd pleaser "Slow and Low." During their 50-minute set, the band stopped to thank fans for supporting the cause. As big animal lovers, the Beastie Boys have given their time and money to many organizations working to help animals over the years. Fans may recall that the band donated a portion of their ticket sales to local animal shelters during the Pageant tour.

The Set
Slow and Low [video 1] // [video 2 - part 1] [video 2 - part 2] // [video 3]
Body Movin' [video 1 - part 1] [video 1 - part 2] // [video 2]
Sure Shot [video 1] // [video 2]
Triple Trouble [video 1 - part 1] [video 1 - part 2] // [video 2 - part 1] [video 2 - part 2]
Shake Your Rump [video 1] // [video 2]
Pass the Mic [video 1] // [video 2]
Egg Man [video - part 1] [video - part 2]
Hello Brooklyn [video 1] // [video 2] // [video 3]
No Sleep Til Brooklyn
Root Down [video]
Ch-Check It Out
3 MC's and 1 DJ
Intergalactic [video 1] // [video 2] // [video 3] // [video 4 - part 1] [video 4 - part 2]
So What'cha Want [video - part 1] [video - part 2]

Video credits: DandyFop, Bionic, YoungRemy, maestro118, BGirl, lyneday, Me

Photo Sets:

By DandyFop, Sachyn, shullovox

By marikosuave, eatsdirt, lonnehendrix


Beastie Boys to do free show in California

The Beastie Boys will be performing a free show at the Etnies Goofy Vs Regular skateboarding festival in Lake Forest, California, on October 20 at 8 p.m. Although the show is free, tickets are required. They will be distributed at skate shops in Southern California. (See ticket drop schedule below.)

In the interest of full disclosure, fans should know that this concert is in fact the Etnies employees party. Fewer than 100 tickets total will be distributed for free at skate shops, making this show not a very sure shot for fans. Etnies employees are allowed to bring one guest, so if you know someone who works for Etnies, hit them up for an invite.

Ticket Drop Schedule


101 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-4516


1500 East Village Way, SUITE # 201
The Village at Orange
Orange, CA 92865
(714) 221-1094

14405 Baseline Ave. SUITE # 400
Fontana, CA 92336
(909) 823-7861

MONDAY 10/16, 4PM-6PM

1460 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

4810 Whitsett Ave.
Valley Village, CA 91607
(818) 769-6977

TUESDAY 10/17, 4PM-6PM

5491-C Philadelphia St.
Chino, CA 91710
(909) 465-1600

169 West Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 796-0668

Beastie Boys gamble on Vegas

The Beastie Boys have announced that they will be performing in Las Vegas on Monday, October 23. A ticket pre-sale will take place on Friday, October 13 at 10 am PT. Visit the message board for the password.

Rapping for rescue

Due to a busy social calendar, my report and photos from the Gimme Shelter concert will be delayed slightly. In the meantime, you may review the following:
  • Spin: Beastie Boys, Debbie Harry Rock for Animal Rescue
  • MTV: Beastie Boys Throw Down For Real Beasts At Rare Club Appearance
  • BBMB: Fan photo thread
  • Flickr: Photoset by eatsdirt
  • Youtube: Videos by Bionic
  • Youtube: Video of "Slow and Low" by DandyFop