First single from Beastie Boys 'Hot Sauce Committee'

Beastie Boys with Nas at Bonnaroo. Photo by actenille (via Flickr)

According to a music distributor source, the first single from the Beastie Boys new album Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 1 will be "Too Many Rappers," featuring Nas. It will be a limited 12-inch vinyl single, available on July 21 from indie music stores only.

Beastie Boys on the Zane Lowe Show

For everyone who missed the Beastie Boys on the Zane Lowe Show, download audio of the show and feel included:
Zane Lowe Show with the Beastie Boys (17 MB zip file)
Thanks to Rodney for supplying the audio!

Behold, the new album cover!

See fan. See shizzle. See shizzle hit fan.

The Mic to Mic staff are all otherwise engaged today, so I'll make this short and simple.

Hey, ya! Beastie Boys are playing a club show in Chicago on August 6. Crazily, the show is ON SALE NOW. See the official e-newsletter, which I know y'all get, for the purchase code and ticket link.

Remember to tune in to the Zane Lowe show on BBC Radio 1 today at 2 p.m. ET to hear the Beastie Boys play some new songs from Hot Sauce Committee. Zane Lowe tweeted that the band will be playing two new songs. Let's hope it's something other than "B Boys in the Cut" and "Lee Majors Come Again."

Cigar to the first person who sends us an audio rip of the radio show to share with those fans who cannot tune in real-time to hear it!

Also included in the official e-newsletter is the tracklisting for Hot Sauce Committee, which will have a release date of September 15.

1. Tadlock's Glasses
2. B-Boys In The Cut
3. Make Some Noise
4. Nonstop Disco Powerpack
5. OK
6. Too Many Rappers (featuring NAS)
7. Say It
8. The Bill Harper Collection
9. Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (featuring Santigold)
10. Long Burn The Fire
11. Bundt Cake
12. Funky Donkey
13. Lee Majors Come Again
14. Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament
15. Pop Your Balloon
16. Crazy Ass Shit
17. Here's A Little Something For Ya

Beastie Boys face Triumph

According to the Beastie Boys Facebook page, an interview between Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and the Beastie Boys will air on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien this evening (6/19). We keed not.

Update: Video now available:

Video Transcription

Triumph: It’s the legendary Beastie Boys!

Mike: I know this dog.

Triumph: This is exciting. These are the real original, the first white guys to rap. You know, now there’s a lot of phonies out there trying to do this. But back in the day, it was really just you guys and Will Smith.

Adam H: Right!

Triumph: Seriously, could you possibly look any more like three old Jews? You’re like a living Pep Boys logo.

[Beastie Boys laugh]

Triumph [to Yauch]: I’m seeing a little gray hair on you. You know, you guys have evolved.

Yauch: Hey, what are you going to do?

Triumph: You’ve gone from Check Your Head to Check Your Prostate.

Triumph [rapping]: “Now I’m going to pass the miiiiccc over to yaaaw!”

Mike: You’ve got a future!

Triumph: C’mon, can’t you say, “You’ve got the fuuuturrre”? Is that the waaay you sing?

Adam H: Is that what we really sound like?

Triumph [mocking]: “Is that what we really sound like?”

Ask Beastie Boys questions for Q magazine

The Beastie Boys are our next act to undergo a grilling from Q readers.

Submit your questions for them to us in the comments ...or tweet them to us @QMagazine, (hash tag #QCash for those who know what that means) and check the next issue of Q Magazine to see which ones they answer...

Free Money Mark show in Long Beach

Money Mark will be doing a free show in Long Beach, California, on June 28. The performance is part of the Downtown Long Beach Summer Music Series. The show will take place at Pine Avenue & Broadway, beginning at 7 p.m.

Beastie Boys perform "Too Many Rappers" with Nas at Bonnaroo

Beastie Boys at Bonnaroo 2009

Beastie Boys perform with Nas at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. Photo by Ryan Murphy via TwitPic.

MMM Intro
Time for Livin' [VIDEO]
Super Disco Breakin'
No Sleep Til Brooklyn [VIDEO // ALTERNATE VIDEO]
Shake Your Rump
Egg Raid on Mojo [VIDEO]
Body Movin'
Pass the Mic [VIDEO]
Root Down
Too Many Rappers (a new song with Nas from the forthcoming Hot Sauce Committee) [VIDEO, Part 1, VIDEO, Part 2 // ALTERNATE VIDEO // AND ANOTHER // AND YET ANOTHER]
Ricky's Theme
Something's Got to Give
Tough Guy
Remote Control
So What'cha Want [VIDEO]
MMM Interlude [VIDEO]
Intergalactic [VIDEO]
3 MCs & 1 DJ
Country Mike / Heart Attack Man

Roman Coppola filmed the Beastie Boys set, with Adam Yauch providing direction.



  • Beastie Boys introduce a special guest at Bonnaroo
  • The Beastie Boys Roar Onstage at Bonnaroo

    *Big thanks to Paul B for the real-time setlist information!
  • Beastie Boys at the Orange Peel

    This nine minute video captures the first four songs performed at the show in Asheville, North Carolina.

    The Biz vs The Nuge
    Time for Livin'
    Remote Control [VIDEO]
    Root Down [VIDEO]
    Sure Shot [VIDEO]
    Super Disco Breakin'
    Posse in Effect [VIDEO]
    Shake Your Rump
    Electric Worm
    Lee Majors Come Again
    Transit Cop
    Body Movin'
    B Boys in the Cut
    Do It (with Biz Markie) [VIDEO]
    Pass the Mic
    So What'cha Want
    Ricky's Theme
    Lighten Up
    Egg Raid on Mojo
    Tough Guy
    Benny and the Jets (with a shirtless Biz Markie) [VIDEO // ALTERNATE VIDEO // and ANOTHER]
    Mix Master Mike solo [VIDEO]
    3 MC's & 1 DJ [VIDEO]
    Country Mike / Heart Attack Man
    Mark on the Bus (Not on the setlist. It was a request by Mike D.)

    There's a video montage with Time for Livin', Remote Control, Root Down, Sure Shot, Body Movin', Posse in Effect, Shake Your Rump, Gratitude, Sabrosa, So What'cha Want, Intergalactic, and Sabotage. Fast-forward to 6:30 to see Adam Horovitz' dance moves.


    Beastie Boys at Rams Head

    Click photo above to see a photoset of my pics from the Rams Head concert.

    Setlist (see earlier post)

  • Baltimore Sun: Last night's Beastie Boys show at Rams Head Live (review)
  • Baltimore Sun: Biz Markie: Awesomely bad (review)


  • Two short video clips of "Shake Your Rump" and "Alright Hear This"
  • Several cameraphone video clips
  • Sabotage
  • Country Mike sings "Heart Attack Man"
  • Photo of Beastie Boys at Rams Head

    Mike and Yauch tease Mix Master Mike

    Photo of Country Mike in Baltimore

    Country Mike sings Heart Attack Man

    Beastie Boys live at Rams Head setlist

    Root Down
    Skills to Pay the Bills
    Sure Shot
    Alright Hear This
    No Sleep til Brooklyn
    Shake Your Rump
    Egg Raid on Mojo
    Big vs Nuge (with Biz)
    Time for Living
    B for My Name
    Lee Majors Come Again (sounded exactly like recording)
    Remote Control
    Body Movin
    B Boys in the Cut (MMM provided soul groove beats)
    Flute Loop
    Pass the Mic
    Right Right Now Now
    Check It Out
    Ricky's Theme
    Lighten Up
    Off the Grid
    Something's Got to Give
    Benny & the Jets (Biz singing with Yauch, Mike, & Fredo playing song)
    Tough Guy
    So Whatcha Want
    Heart Attack Man (performed first by Country Mike on acoustic guitar then by the Beastie Boys)
    3 MC's & 1 DJ

    Photos & more info to come.

    Hello from Baltimore

    If the soundcheck is any indicator, the show tonight in Baltimore will be a Beastie geek one. I've heard them soundcheck B for My Name, Off the Grid, Lighten Up, Something's Got to Give, Sabrosa, and Electric Worm -- plus some songs I do not recogize.

    Yauch was playing some Black Sabbath too.

    Pre-Bonnaroo Quickies

    Beastie Boys have announced two quickie warm-up shows before they play the Bonnaroo Music Festival on June 12. Tickets for both shows go on sale tomorrow (June 4) at 4 pm ET:

    June 9 - Rams Head, Baltimore, MD // Tickets
    June 10 - Orange Peel, Asheville, NC // Tickets

    There is a two ticket limit per show. All tickets are will call and not transferrable.