Archive for May 4th, 2012

Perry Farrell Remembers Adam Yauch

May 4th, 2012
I first saw the Beastie Boys when they came to LA and played an afterhours party A couple of the guys from Jane's Addction Dave [Navarro] and Stephen [Perkins] were with me They were playing instruments in those days – they were kind of punk rock and they had a...

Adam Yauch on His Spiritual Journey: ‘I Don’t Care If Somebody Makes Fun of Me’

May 4th, 2012
This story is from the May 28th 1998 issue of Rolling Stone Along with his group the Beastie Boys Adam Yauch 33 has grown up in public Since their days of dodging the local authorities in city after city on tour the Beasties have become one of the most aesthetically...

Lady Gaga Reflects on Past Cocaine Use

May 4th, 2012
In an interview aired on Lifetime's The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet last night Lady Gaga spoke candidly on her past cocaine use explaining the emotional and mental difficulties that led her to drugs Lady Gaga revealed that she was "very depressed" at age 19 dropping out of school and picking...

Supergroup Songs to Celebrate ‘The Avengers’

May 4th, 2012
It's opening day of sure-to-be-blockbuster film The Avengers which brings together Marvel's mightiest heroes including Iron Man Captain America Thor Black Widow Hawkeye and the Hulk to save the world Each of these heroes begins with their own history and agenda but they unite their unique strengths to create an...

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Beastie Boys Song of All Time?

May 4th, 2012
Adam Yauch's death at the age of 47 puts an end to the career of the Beastie Boys one of the most influential acts in the history of hip-hop and alt-rock The Beasties' discography encompassed rap punk instrumental grooves and everything in between so it can be hard to pick...

Adam Yauch’s Best Musical Moments

May 4th, 2012
For more than 25 years – from the adolescent brilliance of 1986’s Licensed to Ill to last year’s defiantly old-school Hot Sauce Committee Part Two – Adam "MCA" Yauch was the gruff barker in the middle of Beastie Boys' signature give-and-go attack Yauch who died this morning at age 47...

Exclusive: Red Hot Chili Peppers Jam at Hall of Fame Induction

May 4th, 2012
HBO will premiere the 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony tomorrow night at 9 pm ET In this exclusive sneak peek you can check out a bit of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' performance of "Higher Ground" featuring guest players Slash Ron Wood Billie Joe Armstrong Kenny...

Questlove, Tom Morello, Eminem and More Remember the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch

May 4th, 2012
The announcement earlier today of Adam Yauch's death at age 47 has prompted fellow musicians to share memories of the Beastie Boys rapper and reactions to his death Rolling Stone  has compiled their responses below Eminem via a statement"Adam Yauch brought a lot of positivity into the world and I think...

The Beastie Boys Are Back In Town

May 4th, 2012
This story is from the August 6th 1998 issue of Rolling Stone When the Beastie Boys go on tour as they will this August for the first time in three years this is how they register at their hotels Mike D – whose entrepreneurial bent has left him with a reputation as...

Beastie Boys Co-Founder Adam Yauch Dead at 47

May 4th, 2012
Adam Yauch one-third of the pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys has died at the age of 47 Rolling Stone has learned Yauch also known as MCA had been in treatment for cancer since 2009 The rapper was diagnosed in 2009 after discovering a tumor in his salivary gland "It is...