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RIP Adam Yauch (1964 – 2012)

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(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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Beasties Boys’ Hot Sauce Committee Part Two Deluxe Version Due Out 11/25 Record Store Day

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The definitive Beastie Boys album of the second decade of the new millennium is getting deluxe banquet treatment for Record Store Day:

As of November 25, Beastie Boys’ Hot Sauce Committee Part Two Deluxe Version (Capitol) will be unleashed on independent record stores, including nothing less than Blu-Ray and DVD versions of the entire album and all accompanying remixes, all in both standard and 5.1 audio.

And as they (used to? still?) say in the late night infomercials: Wait! That’s …

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New Beastie Boys “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” Video To Premiere Tonight

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Starring action figures of Ad-Rock, Mike D, MCA and guest vocalist Santigold, Beastie Boys’ thrill-packed, Spike-Jonze-directed “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” will premiere in its short “episodic” version 9 p.m. EST tonight at

The premiere of the extended version of “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” will follow as of 12:01 A.M. PST/3:01 A.M. EST at where both versions will be available to view. “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” finds …

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Vinyl Giveaway: Beastie Boys – Ill Communication

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We love giving away music, especially vinyl and we have a classic album for you today. Up for giveaway is Beastie Boys’s “Ill Communication.” All you have to do to win it is leave a comment below (oh and have a US mailing address. Sorry, we’re not the ones shipping it!) using Facebook or the regular comment section.

Good luck!

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Beastie Boys Become Action Figures In New Spike Jones Directed “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” Video

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Having traveled through time and space in previous videos, Beastie Boys enter yet another new frontier in the brand new “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win”: Under the direction of Spike Jonze (who has previously worked with the band on the classic “Sabotage” clip among others), Ad-Rock, Mike D, MCA and guest vocalist Santigold become action figures. GI B Boys, if you will.

The transformation comes with a price: “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” finds …

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Beastie Boys have returned with Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 (iTunes), their first new album in years! You can take a listen to it now at their Soundcloud:

To celebrate the group’s return, we have an AMAZING giveaway. We’re going to give away FIVE Beastie Boys albumsON VINYL!

One lucky winner will get one of each of the albums below on vinyl:

Paul’s Boutique
Check your Head
Ill Communication
Hello Nasty
The Mix Up

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Beastie Boys’ “Make Some Noise” (Fight For Your Right Revisited) Long-Form EXPLICIT Video (Watch!)

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Comedy Central is no stranger when it comes to airing uncensored movies and comedy specials late at night but who knew that they’d be the first network to premiere the long form explicit version of the Beastie Boys’ “Make Some Noise” (aka Fight For Your Right Revisited) video. At 3AM EST, the network aired the video which is the first single off of the new Beasties album Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 due out May 3rd.

Check out the “Make …