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RIP Adam Yauch (1964 – 2012)

May 4, 2012 drainu182 0

(Via press release)

It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam “MCA” Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a near-three-year battle with cancer. He was 47 years old.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Yauch taught himself to play bass in high …

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The Beastie Boys Hello Nasty reissue out 9/22

September 17, 2009 drainu182 0

The last installment of this year’s deluxe, remastered, expanded and altogether awesome Beastie Boys catalogue reissues has been confirmed: The multi-platinum 1998 opus Hello Nasty will be given the 2-CD/vinyl box set/multi-format treatment featuring 21 bonus tracks and rarities, including 10 never before released items (tracks/skits). Pre-order/digital release has already begun at followed by a September 22 physical release on Capitol/EMI.

Preceded by the universal smash “Intergalactic,” Hello Nasty crashed into the #1 position of charts worldwide upon its …