In light of MCA passing away, we thought today’s Daily Detour should look at some of our favorite old school Beastie Boys’ interviews.
1) When the Beasties released License to Ill it went straight to number one and a crew of 19 year olds had the top album in the country. They went on the Joan Rivers show for a performance and interview.
2) Riding the success of License to Ill, the Boys set out on a worldwide tour that resulted in many laws being broken, riots breaking out, and Ad-Rock getting arrested. The UK press, surprisingly, greatly exaggerated the Beasties antics and wrote what many say were flat out lies. This pissed off the band, and when they arrived they had a few things to say about it.
3) In 1989 the Beastie Boys had a few years of success and a couple worldwide tours under their belt. One afternoon they appeared on Yo! MTV Raps with Fab 5 Freddy for a tour of New York City. Some people say the band may not have been completey sober during this appearance, but that is for you decide. And how’s Mike D’s outfit??? Sick!