Beastie Boys, Kanye West, Ludacris, and Xzibit were on hand for Power 106 FM Presents ‘Powerhouse 2004’ on Thursday (July 1) at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. Check out pictures from WireImage.
The Beastie Boys filmed their new music video ‘Triple Trouble’ in New York on Wednesday (June 23). Check out pictures from RexFeatures.
As is common in the Beastie Boys’ history, politics is never far from their agenda. Their current raps openly attack OPEC, the legitimacy of George Bush’s presidency and the Iraq war. Isn’t there a danger of being too political right now in music? “There’s a danger in the U.S. right now with George Bush being president,” Adam Horovitz responded sternly in an interview with Australia’s Beat magazine. “If there’s any danger in being political, then it’s in having him as the president… a lot of people obviously voted for him, and that’s quite scary. There’s scary people all over the world.”
Beastie Boys were photographed arriving for a taping of ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City on Tuesday (June 15). Check out pictures from RexFeatures.
Mike D of the Beastie Boys tells Billboard only the friendly prodding from Capitol president Andy Slater and the band’s manager, John Silva, kept the band from continuing to tinker with their latest album ‘To the 5 Boroughs’ for months, or even years. “Because of the way we choose to work and because we work in our own studio, we could really go on forever,” he explained. “We have to say, ‘This is the release date we’re going to shoot for’ and work backwards from there. If we didn’t set deadlines for ourselves based on that, we really would just keep going on and on and fixing things and making new songs.” The full story at Billboard.com has since been removed.