The Beastie Boys FACTS
-BEASTIE stands for “Boys Entering Anarchistic States Toward Internal Excellence”
-Beastie Boys were legit friends with Run-DMC “Slow And Low” was a cover of a song Run-DMC demoed for King Of Rock, while the group penned “Paul Revere’ together.
-Their first major tour was in support of Madonna in 1985
-Beastie Boys actually ran a Paul’s Boutique store answering machine
-They also ran their own clothing line (X-Large), magazine, and record label (both called Grand Royale)
-Adam Yauch made a whole generation aware of the plight of Tibetan monks
-SPIKE JONZE DIRECTED “SABOTAGE,” WHICH IS REGULARLY CITED AS ONE OF THE BEST MUSIC VIDEOS OF ALL-TIME.
-SEVERAL BEASTIE BOYS VIDEOS WERE DIRECTED BY NATHANIAL HÖRNBLOWÉR, ADAM YAUCH’S ALTER EGO.
-ACCORDING TO THE BAND, HELLO NASTY IS BEASTIE BOYS’S BEST ALBUM.
-Before they were the bad boys of rap, the Beasties spent two years in the early 80’s making a name for themselves as part of the thriving New York Hardcore punk rock scene, opening up for bands like The Misfits, Bad Brains, and the Dead Kennedys
-Ad-Rock has a prolific career as remix artist 41 Small Stars, and Mike D is one third of The Latch Brothers, who’ve remixed everyone from Nelly Furtado to the Beasties themselves. And, in a nod to their punk-rock roots, it was Adam “MCA” Yauch who was the production mastermind behind seminal DC hardcore act The Bad Brains’ 2008 comeback album Build A Nation
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