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Under the Radar’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide Part 5: Music Reissues and Vinyl

Featuring Lush, The Beatles, Prince, Billy Joel, Tom Waits, Charlie Parker, Air Miami, Beastie Boys, and More

Dec 14, 2023

Welcome to Part 5 of Under the Radar’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide. As you might expect from a music website, here we highlight some of the best music reissues, on both vinyl and CD, from the last year. More

Oct 14, 2016

Warpaint released a new album, Heads Up, a few weeks back via Rough Trade. The album’s first single, and arguably its highlight, “New Song,” has now been remixed by none other than Mike D of New York hip-hop legendsBeastie Boys. He transforms the song from a rock track to something decidedly more down-tempo. Also last week the band shared a remix of “New Song” by Jono Ma of Jagwar Ma. More

Metronomy Share “Old Skool” Video, Confirm Album Details

Summer 08 Due Out July 1 via Because Music

May 12, 2016

Yesterday, Metronomy announced their new album, Summer 08, and shared its first single, “Old Skool,” via Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. Now they have shared a video for “Old Skool” and confirmed the album details, including that Robyn guests on one song. More

Dec 14, 2015

Below is the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond, the third movie in the rebooted Star Trek series. This Beastie Boys-soundtracked trailer plays up the action and humor, which makes sense since it was directed by Justin Lin (a veteran of the Fast and Furious franchise) and co-written by Simon Pegg (who plays Scotty and of course also co-wrote Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End). More

Nov 27, 2013

In what had become a strange back and forth between one of the industry’s iconic hip-hop groups and a children’s toy company, GoldieBlox has seemed to put an end to their dispute with the Beastie Boys by writing an open letter of apology to the band for parodying “Girls” in a recent advertisement commercial. More

Beastie Boys Respond to Toy Company GoldieBlox’s Unauthorized Use of “Girls”

Viral Commercial Faces Possible Copyright Infringement

Nov 26, 2013

Recently children’s toy company GoldieBlox debuted a clever commercial starring a trio of little girls operating a Rube Goldberg-inspired contraption, successfully advocating creativity and invention over the dominant princess culture. More

New York Playground Renamed After Beastie Boy Adam Yauch

Palmetto Playground to Become “Adam Yauch Playground”

May 02, 2013

A year ago, Beastie Boys’ Adam “MCA” Yauch passed away. Today, the New York Post reports that Brooklyn’s Palmetto Playground is set to be renamed “Adam Yauch Playground.” More

Watch: Kids Reenact Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage”

An MCA Tribute by James Winters

May 15, 2012

This doesn’t need a lot of set up. All you need to know is that in honor of late Beastie Boy MCA, Portland filmmaker James Winters called on some local kids to reenact “Sabotage.” More

RIP Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch

Passes Away at the Age of 47

May 04, 2012

Beastie Boys MC Adam Yauch, aka MCA, has reportedly passed away at the age of 47. More

Watch: Beastie Boys’ Mike D Visits Colbert

Explains Proper Use of "Illin"

Jan 13, 2012

Last night Mike D. of the Beastie Boys made a special appearance on “The Colbert Report.” More

Dec 07, 2011

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its official list of 2012 inductees this morning. More

Beastie Boys Action Figures Made Available For Purchase

Own a Personal Set of the Hip Hop Legends Marketed as “Fully Poseable”

Aug 01, 2011

Beastie Boys have produced consumer versions of the action figures that were seen in the video for single “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win.” More

Jul 19, 2011

Spike Jonze’s music video for Beastie Boys’ “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” is an amusing narrative to a catchy song. More

Apr 25, 2011

Wanting to be a little bit different from everyone else in department of previewing a new album, the Beastie Boys have set up a looping video stream of their new album Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 as it is being played from a boombox speaker placed in the center of Madison Square Garden. More

Apr 21, 2011

Early this morning, as in 3 a.m. this morning, Comedy Central debuted Fight For Your Right Revisited, a short film directed by Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch that is meant to be a spiritual sequel of sorts to the band’s classic video for “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)”. More

Mar 14, 2011

New York rap legends the Beastie Boys have revealed that their forthcoming album Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 will see release via Capitol on May 3. More

Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood, Jack Black, and Will Ferrell to Star in Beastie Boys Film

“(You’ve Gotta) To Fight For Your Right (To Party!)”

Dec 08, 2010

Bestie Boy Adam Yauch (aka MCA) is hard at work on a short film about landmark video/single “(You’ve Gotta) To Fight For Your Right (To Party!).” More

Phoenix, Sonic Youth, Beastie Boys, and others Announce Record Store Day Exclusives

Hundreds of Artists and Independent Music Stores Join Forces to Release Exclusive Materials

Apr 02, 2010

The third annual Record Store Day is just around the corner—April 17, 2010—and several exclusive releases have just been announced for the event, including ones from Phoenix, Sonic Youth, Beastie Boys, Drive-By Truckers, and Fela Kuti. More

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Added to Lollapalooza Bill, Replace The Beastie Boys

Rock Trio Share Stage With TV on the Radio, Arctic Monkeys and Los Campesinos!

Jul 21, 2009

If you’re making the trek over to this year’s Lollapalooza, you won’t have to wonder anymore what co-headliner wll fill your ears with wonderful sounds on Saturday night. As we reported yesterday, The Beastie Boys were scheduled to be apart of the Chicago fest’s heavy-hitting August 8th lineup, but Adam Yauch’s cancerous throat gland tumor forced the group to cancel all their festival engagements and postpone their new LP. Fortunately, the sure-footed Lolla promoters didn’t pull hairs over deciding a suitable stand-in: festival-circuit veterans Yeah Yeah Yeahs! More

The Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch Diagnosed With Parotid Gland Tumor, Tour Canceled

New Exclusive 12-inch With Nas Out Now, Album Release Pushed Back

Jul 20, 2009

Early this morning, The Beastie Boys announced some disheartening news: Adam Yauch (aka MCA) has been diagnosed with a tumor in his parotid or salivary gland. Though it’s a cancerous tumor, a press release notes, “luckily it was caught early and is localized in one area, and as such is considered very treatable.” Despite this, Yauch must have surgery and “several weeks of additional treatment.” All of the band’s upcoming shows have been canceled and the release of their upcoming album has been pushed back. More

News Roundup: Meg White, The Charlatans, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Glastonbury, and more

Also Beastie Boys, Michael Moore, Ewan McGregor, Doctor Who, and They Might Be Giants

May 27, 2009

Our News Roundup briefly reports on various entertainment news stories that are circulating the web: Glastonbury lineup announced, Beastie Boys name new album, They Might Be Giants sponor little league teams, Meg White gets married, Gonzales breaks a world record, The Charlatans announce a U.S. tour, Ewan McGregor is against a Trainspotting sequel, Michael Moore’s new documentary on the economic crisis gets a release date, Buffy the Vampire Slayer might be rebooted as a new movie without Joss Whedon or the TV cast, and Doctor Who‘s David Tennant is set to play The Doctor two more bonus times. More


Aug 23, 2022

Back in 2009, at the dawn of vinyl’s comeback, Beastie Boys reissued their landmark 1992 double LP Check Your Head, expanding the set from two to four (count ‘em!) LPs, adding all of the album cycle’s 12-inch singles and B-sides to the expanded set housed in a beautiful, large book full of photos from the era as well. More