Mike D and Andy Samberg interview

Earlier this month, Mike Diamond participated in a MySpace Artist on Artist video interview with Saturday Night Live's Andy Samberg. The interview will be posted at the Artist on Artist MySpace page in the near future.

Samberg is well-known for his musical shorts on SNL--the most famous one being "Lazy Sunday."

(Shout-out to JT McCann!)

Beastie Boys Exit Festival interview

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, y'all! Enjoy this Beastie Boys interview!!

(Thanks to Ana!)

Dewey Cox covers the Beastie Boys

As a promotional event for his new film Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, actor John C. Reilly performed as Dewey Cox at a one-off show at the Knitting Factory in New York City this week. Among the songs he and his band, The Hard Walkers, performed was a cover of the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage."

The show was billed as the "final show of the Cox Across America tour," a tour name that the Beastie Boys might have considered at one point in their career -- with one word spelled differently.

Mix Master Mike performance dates

Sorry about the short notice, but we just learned that Mix Master Mike is performing at Belly Up Aspen in Aspen, Colorado, tomorrow evening (Friday, Dec. 21). Tickets are available to purchase at etix.com.

On a related note, Mix Master Mike is among the artists confirmed to perform at Festival Garorock, which takes place April 4-6, 2008, in Marmande, France.

It's Beastie Boys Radio day!

Tune into Little Radio today (Wednesday, Dec. 19) from 4-6 pm EST (1-3 pm PST) to hear the Beastie Boys spin some tunes and chat nonsense on their show, Beastie Boys Radio.

Today's show, with its theme of "childhood jams," will be their last radio show of 2007. Beastie Boys Radio will return after the new year.

All of their 2007 radio shows can be downloaded HERE, courtesy of DJ Zap.

'Sabotage' is among best song of the 90s

VH1 is honoring the best music of the 90s with a special countdown series, "100 Greatest Songs of the 90s." The songs were chosen by VH1 viewers in an online poll in which they were asked to rank the songs from the 90s that had the greatest influence and effect on music and pop culture. Viewers placed "Sabotage" by the Beastie Boys at number 19.

The show with the videos of the top 20 songs of the 90s will air on VH1 this Friday, December 21. Check your local listings for times.

(Shout-out to Jeremy)

Ad Rock: new book by Ari Marcopoulos

Photographer Ari Marcopoulos has assembled a collection of photographs of Adam Horovitz for a book, aptly titled Ad Rock. The 32-page book of black and white photos is published by Nieves and may be purchased from its online store for US$20 (by credit card or PayPal).

Beastie Boys have cameo in M.I.A. video

You can catch a glimpse of Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz in M.I.A.'s music video for "Paper Planes" here. Look for 'em at around 2:51.

Beastie Boys get the shaft from the Rock Hall

Sadly, the Beastie Boys have been overlooked for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Today the Rock Hall Foundation announced its final selection for 2008 inductees and chose to induct John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, Madonna, The Dave Clark Five, and The Ventures instead.

Happy meal

There's more to that Beastie Boys-designed lunchbox for the Food Bank of NYC Lunchbox Auction than we originally thought. Check out the three other sides of the lunchbox!

Money Mark at the Troubadour

Money Mark will be performing at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on January 9, 2008. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.

Mix Master Mike contributes to charity auction

Mix Master Mike is among the artists who have donated to the 2007 Virgin Unite Holiday Auction, in which 12 artists celebrate the 12 days of Christmas with signed memorabilia. The auction benefits Virgin Unite, a not-for-profit organization that focuses on social and environmental issues. (View some of the organization's initiatives here.)

Bidding on the signed cymbal began on Monday, December 10, and ends on December 18 at Charityfolks.com.

Tune in and get freaked out

Photo by Oscilloscope Studios
Where the magic happens...

Just another reminder that Beastie Boys are coming to you live once again on Little Radio with a brand new show on Wednesday, December 12 (that's tomorrow!) from 4pm-6pm EST (1pm-3pm PST), so don't miss it! They will be doing another show next Wednesday, December 19 (same time), so don't miss that one either!

Tomorrow's theme is going to be "freaky"! Oh, yeah!

P.S. Mike D. recommends gettin' the ear muffs ready, because the show may not be "family friendly listening". Hehe.

UPDATE: Props to DJ Zap for recording this week's (and last week's) show! You can download 'em here.

Put your sando inside this

Here's a look at the lunchbox that the Beastie Boys designed for the Food Bank of New York City's annual "Lunchbox Auction." Bidding on the lunchbox begins on Monday, December 10, and ends on December 21.

The auction benefits the Food Bank for New York City and The Lunchbox Fund of South Africa.

Is that a ham and cheese on rye?

Bboys Radio next week

Tune in to Little Radio next Wednesday, December 12 at 4pm-6pm EST (1pm-3pm PST) for more Beastie Boys Radio! Hmm...wonder what the new theme will be?

Crazy white guys

Photo by Josh Cheuse

Inquiringmind Magazine has published an interview with photographer Josh Cheuse about his book Rockers Galore, which contains old school photos of the Beastie Boys and other artists Cheuse has known during his 25-year career as a music photographer.

Speaking about the Beastie Boys, with whom he was good friends, Cheuse tells the magazine:
There was a great time when Mike had a semi loft in Chinatown and we would shoot rats in the hallway and the ceiling was dripping with water, it was kind of crazy and everyone would crash in his loft. There was a thing called "No intendes", it was a Cabaré, which happened once a month, which was started by this guy Howie Montoke. He was a seminal club figure in New York and he would pay us $20 to come up with ideas. Mike, Adam and I would come up with an idea for a different band each week like "5 piece Chicken Dinner" or another time we were "The 3 Bad Jewish Brothers"; I was "Funky Ishamael", Mike was "MC Burkowitz" and Horovitz was "Jam Master Jew". Those were great times; every night was kind of an adventure, going to Queens and just being the "crazy white guys".

Read the full interview and view some of Cheuse's photographs at Inquiringmind Magazine's web site.

A close look at the "Fight for Your Right" video

Fuse.tv's "Videos That Rocked the World," a series that examines some of the most memorable music videos ever made, will look at the "Fight for Your Right" video tomorrow evening (Dec. 7, 10 p.m.). The show features an interview with Adam Dubin, who co-directed the video with Ric Menello.

In the unlikely event that you have never the seen the "Fight for Your Right" video (durrrr!), watch it at Youtube.

Update: Video clips from the show are now available on Fuse.tv's web site.

Beastie Boys receive Grammy nominations

Beastie Boys have been nominated for 2007 Grammys in two categories: Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "Off the Grid" and Best Pop Instrumental Album for The Mix-Up. View a full list of nominations at Grammy.com.

The Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on February 10, 2008, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and be broadcast live on CBS.

Beastie Boys radio shows available to download

In case you missed today's excellent dance-themed show, you can now listen to and/or download the podcast from Little Radio's web site. There are also downloads available from the Beastie Boys' previous shows.

Oh, and remember what Horovitz said! Beastie Boys Radio is coming on every week!

Grading the buffet


Adam Horovitz enjoys a good breakfast buffet.

Tune in tomorrow!

UPDATE: Beastie Boys Radio will be tomorrow (Tuesday, Dec 4) from 4pm - 6pm EST (1pm - 3pm PST), so don't forget to tune into Little Radio to hear Yauch, Mike and Horovitz live!!

Dinner with the Beastie Boys

"Um, I'm sorry, what is your name?"

He gives me this big grin, as if saying that no one has said that to him in a long time.

"Adam Horovitz. I'm in the band."

Read A Soccer Mom in Denial's story of meeting the Beastie Boys in the early 90s. The story illustrates how special they are.