The Beastie Boys have been a top force in music for decades and few can match their iconic status. Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz, two of the three members, recently stopped by Sway In The Morning to reflect on their busy careers and share what they’ve been up to lately. They got into some exciting updates from the group including their exclusive SiriusXM channel, new album, and film debut.
Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz recently unveiled the site of the Paul’s Boutique album cover photo on September 9th at the corner of Ludlow & Rivington Streets in Lower East Side NYC. Fans were thrilled to see the iconic site in person, which has gained a reputation as one of the most famous album cover locations in the world. It’s great to see the Beastie Boys continue to maintain such a strong connection with their fans.
The group has also relaunched their exclusive Beastie Boys Channel yesterday on SiriusXM Channel 105. This station is a must-listen for all fans, providing classics, deep cuts, live recordings and more. It will be running until September 14th and will be available on the SXM App until September 21st. The channel has proved to be incredibly popular, giving fans a chance to reconnect with some of the most iconic music of the past few decades.
Hello Nasty, one of Beastie Boys’ most beloved albums, received a major upgrade in the form of a 4xLP Deluxe Edition out today. This new version includes 21 bonus tracks, 180g vinyl and a revamped slipcase. This year is the 25th-anniversary release of the album originally released on July 14, 1998. Hello Nasty remains a landmark release in the Beastie Boys’ catalog, fusing their legendary hip-hop sound with punk and rock influences.
Recently, the Apple Original Film Beastie Boys Story premiered at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village, directed by Beastie Boys collaborator and Academy Award winner Spike Jonze. The film tells the story of the group in a fresh and engaging way, highlighting the highs and lows of their career, from their early success to the untimely passing of founding member Adam “MCA” Yauch. The film premiered on Friday, September 8th, and Saturday, September 9th, and fans are eagerly anticipating a widespread release.
The Beastie Boys remain one of the most important groups in music history, and it’s wonderful to see them continue to thrive and connect with their fans. From their recent SiriusXM channel to the new 4xLP Deluxe Edition of Hello Nasty, the group continues to make great music and provide new experiences for their followers. Furthermore, the release of Beastie Boys Story, a film that helps to preserve their legacy for future generations, only adds to their ongoing legacy as music icons.