Video flashback: Three fools in front of a camera

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Here's a clip of the Beastie Boys, at their stupidest, doing a promo for the "She's on It" video.

New album from Eric Bobo


Photo courtesy of Nacional Records

Beastiemania.com is hosting an mp3 exclusive from Eric Bobo's new album, titled The Meeting of the Minds Vol. 1, courtesy of Nacional Records. Bobo was the Beastie Boys' percussionist and drummer from the Check Your Head to Hello Nasty period. A stream of Bobo's entire album is available to listen to at Nacional Record's web site.

Bobo's album, which celebrate its release today, may be purchased at Amazon.com and the iTunes Music Store.

For more information on Bobo, review the quick links on the front page of Beastiemania.com and visit Bobo's myspace page.

Mix Master Mike tears it up in Europe


Mix Master Mike in action in Paris (video courtesy of Top 10)

Mix Master Mike is touring again in Europe with DJ Muggs, Rahzel, and DJ JS-1 on the 5 Elements of Hip-Hop tour. Our friend Top 10 caught their show in Paris last week. Check out his videos and pics from the show.

Top 10 reports that Mike was "on fire," throwing hardcore hip-hop beats and electronic breaks during his set.

For a list of shows on the 5 Elements of Hip-Hop tour, visit SoulAssassins.com.

Adam Yauch interview in Supreme mag

A short interview with Adam Yauch appears in the Fall/Winter issue of Supreme magazine. Supreme is considered the "home of New York City skate culture." Because Supreme's brand is very popular in Japan, its magazine is written in a mixture of English and Japanese. Yauch's interview in the current issue is written in Japanese. I asked my friend Hitoshi to translate the interview. His translation follows:

ADAM YAUCH / musician, movie director

I often used to go to Supreme, when I lived at Nolita. I could see my friends like Pooky(?) there, but I considered Supreme more like a place for having good conversations. When I was in high school, I played for a punk band and I used to have fun at a record shop called Rat Cage. Just hanging in front of the shop, talking about music, and sometimes getting acquainted with some cool guys...That was Supreme in the 90s for me. Whenever I went there [Supreme], I could see the skaters hanging out and hear their music. It was not just a skate shop, it was the hub for the skaters. That's what street culture is, right? People come out of nowhere and they gradually make their own culture. I usually love to put my head to many places, get some pieces of information, and meet a lot of people. There were many places for activities for various subcultures and when I went there, I could meet people who were interested in the same culture. NYC is such a place. After I moved to Tribeca, I don't go there as much as before, but I make it a habit to go there at least for my favorite musical events. I also go there for Tibetan Buddhists' events and movie festivals.

Recently I made a movie called "Gunnin' for That #1 Spot." My friend was running a basketball tournament, and I thought it would be interesting to follow the top players. They reminded me of myself when I played for a punk band, but they were so sophisticated and, in a certain sense, more adult than I expected.

We organized a movie division at Oscilloscope, the Beastie Boys' studio. It's like an indie label in music. Once I began to attend movie festivals, I realized the huge gap between major studios and small independent movie makers. I often heard, "This is really a good movie, but it's so tough to sell it..." It's stupid to bury good movies in such a way. So I thought I should find ways to distribute them. I think we'll be able to release good movies from now on.

Get out your Get Out and Vote tour photos

Beastiemania.com is looking for material from the recent Get Out and Vote tour to complete the gigography archive. If you have any of the following to share, please email Beastiemania.com:

  • Photos* from the Richmond, Dayton, Youngstown, and St. Paul shows
  • Ticket scans for the Youngstown and Charlotte shows
  • Complete setlist for the Youngstown show
  • *Please submit only performance photos that you personally took, not other people's photos. [Click this link and skim the new photos.]

    Stay In and Listen: Audio from the Get Out and Vote tour


    "My new name is...LARRY!" (Or is it Gary, Barry, or Harry?)
    Beastie Boys live in Milwaukee, Nov. 2, 2008


    The purpose of the Get Out and Vote tour was to remind all Americans that they have the ability to affect change through voting. Huge kudos to the Beastie Boys and the artists who joined them on the tour for urging people to vote in the presidential election. A lot of Americans turned their fresh finger into a voting booth finger on November 4 and, because of it, hope exists in America again.

    If you didn't get a chance to attend any of the seven shows of the Get Out and Vote tour, don't worry -- we're looking out for you. Several kind souls recorded some of the shows and are sharing lossless audio. We converted their files to mp3s for easy download and listening. So far, the following shows have surfaced:


    Beastie Boys Live in St. Paul, Minnesota, Nov. 1, 2008
    Recorded and shared by kingjman
    DOWNLOAD MP3S (86.39 MB ZIP file) AT MEDIAFIRE [EXPIRED]
    DOWNLOAD TORRENT AT DIME [account required]

    Beastie Boys Live in Denver, Colorado, Nov. 3, 2008
    Recorded and shared by brianblank
    DOWNLOAD MP3S (84.18 MB ZIP file) AT MEDIAFIRE [EXPIRED]
    DOWNLOAD TORRENT AT DIME [account required]

    Get Out and Vote tour: Denver, CO


    Check out more photos here.

    Setlist
    MMM Intro [VIDEO // ALTERNATE VIDEO (with Tenacious D "We Got The" intro)]
    Body Movin' [VIDEO (with Ch-Check It Out)]
    Ch-Check It Out
    Sure Shot [VIDEO]
    Root Down
    Shake Your Rump
    Super Disco Breakin'
    Flute Loop
    Pass the Mic
    Right Right Now Now
    No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn [VIDEO]
    3 MC's and 1 DJ [VIDEO]
    So What'cha Want
    Intergalactic
    The Biz vs The Nuge
    Time for Livin' [VIDEO (with Tenacious D)]
    Sabotage "Goodnight, George W. Bush" [VIDEO // ALTERNATE VIDEO]

    Audio
    Beastie Boys Live in Denver, Colorado, Nov. 3, 2008
    Recorded and shared by brianblank
    DOWNLOAD MP3S (84.18 MB ZIP file) AT MEDIAFIRE
    DOWNLOAD TORRENT AT DIME [account required]


    Photo by Rock the Vote 2008

    Press
  • Backbeat Online: Tenacious D and the Beastie Boys want you to get off your asses and vote
  • Backbeat Online: More pressing questions for the Beasties and Tenacious D
  • Backbeat Online: Rock the Vote: Beastie Boys and Tenacious D at the Fillmore
  • Denver Daily: Boys tenaciously rock vote
  • Kodi's Pillow Fort: I flew with Tenacious D and the Beastie Boys
  • Denver Post: Beastie Boys, Tenacious D @ the Fillmore
  • Marquee Magazine: Beastie Boys and Tenacious D Rock The Vote
  • Coloradoan.com: Beasties sound the call
  • Rocky Mountain Collegian: Beastie Boys stump last minute on Plaza
  • Get Out and Vote tour: Milwaukee, WI


    Photo by eytonz

    Setlist
    MMM Intro [VIDEO]
    Body Movin' [VIDEO]
    Ch-Check It Out [VIDEO, pt. 1 // VIDEO, pt. 2]
    Sure Shot [VIDEO]
    Root Down [VIDEO]
    Do It [VIDEO // ALTERNATE VIDEO]
    Super Disco Breakin' [VIDEO (with Flute Loop)]
    Flute Loop
    Pass the Mic [VIDEO]
    Right Right Now Now [VIDEO]
    No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn [VIDEO // ALTERNATE VIDEO]
    3 MC's and 1 DJ [VIDEO]
    So What'cha Want [VIDEO // ALTERNATE VIDEO]
    Intergalactic [VIDEO]
    The Biz vs The Nuge
    Time for Livin' [VIDEO]
    Sabotage [VIDEO]

    Photos


    Press
  • Muzzle of Bees: Photos: Get Out & Vote '08 - US Cellular Arena, Milwaukee
  • OnMilwaukee.com: Beastie Boys talk elections before Milwaukee gig (Mike D interview)
  • ExpressMilwaukee.com: The Beastie Boys @ The U.S. Cellular Arena [Editor's note: This review is waaaayyy wrong. Read only for giggles.]
  • L.A. after party with Money Mark


    RSVP at rsvp@himynameisryan.com to attend Friday's after party.
    More info about the film (playing at AFI Fest) here.


    Shout-out to Xavier!

    Get Out and Vote tour: St. Paul, MN

    Setlist
    MMM Intro [VIDEO (with Super Disco Breakin' & Flute Loop)]
    Super Disco Breakin'
    Flute Loop
    Shake Your Rump
    Sure Shot [VIDEO // ALTERNATE VIDEO]
    Pass the Mic [VIDEO]
    Ch-Check It Out [VIDEO]
    Root Down [VIDEO]
    Body Movin'
    No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn [VIDEO // ALTERNATE VIDEO]
    Right Right Now Now
    3 MC's and 1 DJ [VIDEO]
    So What'cha Want [VIDEO // ALTERNATE VIDEO]
    Intergalactic [VIDEO]
    Time for Livin' [VIDEO // ALTERNATE VIDEO]
    Gratitude [VIDEO // ALTERNATE VIDEO]
    Sabotage [VIDEO // ALTERNATE VIDEO // AND ANOTHER]

    Audio
    Recorded and shared by kingjman
  • Mp3 Download (86.39 MB ZIP file)
  • Torrent download [account required]

    Photos


    Press
  • Minneapolis City Pages: Beastie Boys endorse Obama at Augsburg rally
  • Minneapolis City Pages: Concert review / slideshow
  • Star Tribune: A vote for the Beastie Boys
  • Star Tribune: Beastie Boys rock the mic
  • Spin: Beastie Boys Rock the Vote in St. Paul
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