The Beastie Boys announced today that they would be making the new track ‘In a World Gone Mad’ available for free download, effective immediately. “We felt it was important to comment on where the U.S. appears to be heading now,” explained Adam Yauch. “A war in Iraq will not resolve our problems. It can only result in the deaths of many innocent civilians and US troops. If we are truly striving for safety, we need to build friendships, not try to bully the rest of the world.” Mike D. said, “It didn’t make sense to us to wait until the entire record was finished to release this song.” While Adam Horowitz added, “This song is not an anti-American or pro-Saddam Hussein statement. This is a statement against an unjustified war.” The song can be downloaded at BeastieBoys.com.