Friday, June 15th 2012
News: Beastie Boys
According to the Beastie Boys‘ longtime producer Mario Caldato Jr, better known as Mario C, who helped to create some of The Beastie’s classic albums (1989′s Paul’s Boutique, 1992′s Check Your Head, 1994′s Ill Communication and 1998′s Hello Nasty), the influential rap group still has a wealth of unheard material in a vault waiting to be released.
Caldato says that there are still tracks from each album except Paul’s Boutique that didn’t make the final cut and never saw the light of day. “I actually went through it all recently and checked out a few things that weren’t used for Hello Nasty and there’s definitely two or three tracks that didn’t get utilized that could be utilized.”
Obviously, it doesn’t seem as if there is a plan to release any in the near future, with the death of Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch still fresh in the minds of the fans and the organization. “We’ll take it slowly. No one’s thinking of doing anything right away. It’s too soon.”
This past week, co-Beastie Boy Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz returned to the stage for the first time since the death of his band mate at a benefit concert in Brooklyn to raise money and support the legal case of imprisoned Russian punk band Pussy Riot. The concert was held at Death By Audio in Williamsburg and was put on by feminist art group Permanent Wave. Ad-Rock played the part of the DJ at the show, which also included performances from Heliotropes, Shady Hawkins, and Tin Vulva. Unfortunately, we don’t have any video footage of Ad-Rock’s performance. But what we do have is the Beastie Boys’ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, speeches, and the awesome mashup that was performed in honor of the Beasties. Watch it below.