Mike D and Ad Rock from the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beastie Boys[/lastfm] stopped by the Kevin & Bean show this morning on the release date of their album, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2.
We’ve had a lot of Beasties over a lot of years, and they summed it up this morning with a simple “you’re welcome.” They’re a group that’s in it for the long haul – partly because they love what they do and are good at it, and partly because they “really don’t have anything else [they] know how to do. [Their] skill sets are lacking in other areas.”
Their long-form music video, Fight For Your Right Revisited has the greatest list of stars in any film I’ve ever seen. It’s incredible the caliber of talent that the Boys were able to pull together for this project. The were originally working with Swiss director, Nathanial Hörnblowér, but that things didn’t go so well this time around, so the task fell onto the shoulders of Adam Yauch and the rest of the Beastie Boys.
[In doing some digging (Wikipedia search), Nathanial Hörnblowér is just another pseudonym for Adam Yauch (AKA MCA)]
The video project got off the ground when the Boys were on a flight with Danny McBride. They pitched him the idea, hijinks ensued, and the ball got rolling.
Sitting in the KROQ studios this morning was the first time that Mike D and Ad Rock had seen a physical copy of their new CD. Everything nowadays is done digitally, but “it’s not really real until you’re holding it in your hand, physically,” to which Bean pulled out one of two “that’s what she said”s and the reaction was priceless!
Before they left the studio, Bean asked the Beastie Boys about some of their collaborations on the album, including a track with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nas[/lastfm], and why they don’t do more collaborations. The simple answer came down to who would and wouldn’t call them back. Among the first to respond was [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Santigold[/lastfm], who is a fantastic musician in her own right. Getting people to respond seems to be tougher than we might think. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Fat Joe[/lastfm], they’re still waiting on you!