New remix by Adrock for Christmas

Matisyahu's new concert CD/DVD package, titled No Place To Be, is to be released on December 26. The new CD will feature 7 new songs and several remixes, including Adrock's remix of "Youth."

Seen and (to be) heard

The pickings are mighty slim on Beastie Boys news right now.

Adam Yauch was sighted at a showing of Borat at a Battery Park theater last week. Perhaps he was looking to get ideas for the next Beastie Boys video/film project from the goofball film?

Mix Master Mike has added a few performances to his schedule. He will be performing at the Montbleu Theatre in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, on December 2 (ticket information) and at the Lush New Year's Ball at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, California, on December 31 (ticket information).

Audio Share: FM Broadcast - Beastie Boys Live at the Bue Festival

Photo by Beto Landoni / FM Kabul

A Beastie Boys show is just not a Beastie Boys show without the banter and a performance of "Sabotage." In its webcast of the Bue Festival, Kabul Radio edited the Beastie Boys performance to exclude their goofy chattering among themselves, their addresses to the audience, and the performance of the band's closing song. Fucked up, right? Well, it turns out that Kabul Radio did do Beastie Boys fan right. The festival was aired on Argentine radio in its entirety LIVE on November 3. An mp3 recording of that FM broadcast is what I have to share today. Listen to Mike D ask for a massage, Adrock whistle, and the band discuss Biz Markie's big head. There are songs in there too.

FM Broadcast - Beastie Boys Live at the Bue Festival (Time: 1:13 / Size: 61 MB) **LINK UPDATED**
Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 3, 2006

The recording includes audio commentary by two radio DJs; however, it's less annoying than the commentary on the webstream recording.

Mucho gracias to Gonzalo for providing the fan community with this recording.

DO NOT POST THE AUDIO LINK ON BEASTIEBOYS.COM. Please link only to this site.

Hungry for The Clash

"Growing up, The Clash were probably the first group that I lived and breathed for, and actually passed on eating so I could save money to buy their 7" singles. The first group that was mine, not my friend's, not my older brother's, just mine. I studied it all: the music, as I sang along and danced in the room, but also the sleeve artwork, and everything they wore."
- Mike D
Mike Diamond has written an introduction to a CD retrospective of The Clash. The Clash -- The Singles includes 19 of the legendary punk band's UK singles, packaged in replica sleeves of the original work, with a 44-page booklet containing rare photos of the band and essays by some of the band's musical fans, including Pete Townshend, Damon Albarn, and The Edge.

Adam Horovitz on Sept 11, South America, and the new album

Before departing for a tour of festival dates in South America, Adam Horovitz conducted a phone interview with from New York. Following is a translation of the interview, courtesy of my friend Celeste.

Beastie Boys fans who have been waiting for news on the band's next album should take note of what Horovitz says about the album's status.

Beastie Boys Word

Adam Horovitz, a member of the legendary American hip hop band the Beastie Boys, who will close Friday's Bue Festival, says that he is honored to perform with the godmother of punk, Patti Smith.

The Beastie Boys, also formed by Adam Yauch and Mike Diamond, will soon make their second visit to Argentina. The band were at the pampas for the first time in April 1995 to promote their successful record
Ill Communication.

From the Big Apple, Horovitz spoke about the situation of New Yorkers after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Five years have passed since the attacks. What do you think after all this time?
It's very sad. I don't know what you can say about it because it's so sad. We were right there when it happened. The political consequences were very sad. It makes you so angry. Too many people died.

What is New York's mood now? Has it gotten any better? Or is it worst than after September 11?
Every day it's getting better in New York.

Are New Yorkers paranoid? Are they living in fear?
I wouldn't say paranoid, but they're nervous with a government that announces another attack will happen any minute. George W. Bush and the Republicans make us believe that this thing can happen in our very basements. And they believe that there aren't good enough reasons for these people [the terrorists] to hate us.

Are you working on a new record?
Yes. If we released it now, it would sound horrible because all we have right now is just music. We are only at an instrumental level. We are nowhere near a final product yet.

How much influence do you think your band has had over bands that came after you?
I don't know. Some people say that we influenced many bands but I've never heard any band that sound like us. I really don't know. I've heard people say we influenced other bands, but I really can't tell.

Do you think hip hop music is strong right now or is its popularity in decline?
Hip hop is the most popular genre in the world. And the good thing is that every six months it changes. Hip hop will always be alright because it's constantly changing. Something new is always emerging.

Do you have any memories from your last visit to South America?
We had a very good time in Buenos Aires in 1995. It's a beautiful city. We met nice people. I loved it. We played soccer and went skating with people we met down there.

Can you tell me what your show in Argentina will be like?
It is going to be fantastic -- one of the best shows anyone has ever seen there.

At the same festival, you will perform with Patti Smith, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Daft Punk. What will it be like to share the same stage with Patti Smith?
It is such a privilege and a great honor. I never imagined that something like that could happen to us. For people like us, who grew up in New York listening to punk rock, being able to see Patti Smith and share a big stage with her is something great.

Beastie Boys live at the Bue Festival

A rip of Kabul Radio's broadcast of the Beastie Boys performance at the Bue Festival in Buenos Aires may be downloaded here.

Props to TAL and DeeJayZap!

Roasted, Battered & Fried

Photo by Hardcore Shutterbug

On November 7, Mike D attended "Roasted, Battered & Fried," a comedic roast of chef Mario Batali, at Capitale in New York. All proceeds from the event benefited the Food Bank for New York City, the city's primary supplier of food for the hungry.

Empanada champs

I would like to thank Midzi for updating the site while I was in Argentina on holiday. Midzi did such a wonderful job that I've asked her to continue contributing to the site.

Apparently, I wasn't the only American who enjoyed what the great city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has to offer last week. According to Pagina 12, the Beastie Boys, who were in the Argentine capital to perform at the Bue Festival, roamed the city, sampled its fare, and went shopping and clubbing while they were there.

Below is an English translation of the Pagina 12 article, courtesy of my friend Celeste.
Beastie Boys, The Passion of the Empanada

They bring hip hop, rap, and funk to the white world. And when they came here, the Beastie Boys took in all the "vintage" stuff they could catch in Buenos Aires. They ate and drank everything, but asked for silence from the members of Elefant backstage at the festival (see article 'nos pidieron silencio').* Beastie Boys tasted asado, some vegetarian food, and became big fans of empanadas. Some members went clubbing to Barhein and La Cigale, where a happy MC Rey Gabriel gave them some vinyls as a gift. On Tuesday, the band walked by Recoleta, Palermo and San Telmo, where their relationship with the empanadas began -- a love that grew stronger in the following days. Even Mike D. visited La Esquina de las Flores looking for vegetarian empanadas. On Friday they threw an empanada party in their hotel rooms. They remembered their last visit to the city ten years ago and even went looking for a street basquet club in Palermo where they played on their last visit. Unfortunately, they couldn't find it. They also went shopping for suits to use in their concerts, but didn't find what they wanted. The band Yeah Yeah Yeahs followed them closely. Mix Master Mike, who came with his wife, didn't join the band and instead walked in the city with his wife and ate all the meat he could find.
*Another article published in Pagina 12 describes how the Beastie Boys dressing room was next to Elefant's and how the Beastie Boys had to ask the band to quiet down.

Kabul Radio will broadcast the Beastie Boys performance at the Bue Festival this Saturday (November 11), beginning at 1:00 pm (ARG time). The radio station will be airing the full festival, so the Beastie Boys performance will be a couple hours into the broadcast.

Additionally, I will be posting an audience recording of the show in the coming weeks.


Beastie Boys announce Australian festival dates

Surprise, surprise! Beastie Boys will play four concerts in Australia in February. The news appeared on the official site.

Tickets for all shows go on sale this Monday, November 6th at 9am local venue time.


Sat Feb 10, 2007 - Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Sun Feb 11, 2007 - Doug Jennings Park, Gold Coast
Sat Feb 17, 2007 - Centennial Park, Sydney
Sun Feb 18, 2007 - Belvoir Ampitheatre, Perth


There is also a PRESALE through TICKETMASTER, the password is:LINEUP. (props to Dunny)

Happy Birthday show in Curitiba

On Tuesday Beastie Boys played their second show in South America. The show in Curitiba coincided with Adam Horovitz's 40th birthday so fans had an opportunity to celebrate this special occasion with him.

Adrock's Happy Birthday moment

Below you can find other videos from the show.

Entrance and Intro [video]
Intro & triple Trouble [video]
3 MC's & 1 DJ [video]
Gratitude [video]
Sure Shot [video]
Body Movin [video]
Alright Hear This & No Sleep Till Brooklyn [video]
Intergalactic [video]
Time To Get Ill [video]
Root Down [video]
Sabotage [video1] // [video2]

video credits: Junker, Chacal, commontrance


photo credits:carolinebittencourt, DrIcA NeVeS YYY