“It’s The New Style” live on Chappelle’s Show (unaired)
A never aired performance of the Beasties performing “It’s The New Style” recorded for the third season of Chappelle’s Show, which as everyone knows was cancelled. Neal Brennan liberated the clip after MCA’s passing. The video keeps getting taken down by Viacom legal department, but we found this clip on some Russian video site we doubt they can reach! (challenge)
Rare 1986 Beastie Boys & LL Cool J live in London
Tim Westwood went into his vast archives (what else you got in there, Tim!) and liberated this rare footage from the 1986 Raising Hell Tour London featuring Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Whodini & Run-DMC, and a young Lyor Cohen doing the wop and watching fools’ backs. It’s hard to say if the crowd is hostile or simply amped off the experience. Just wow.
The Roots + Kid Rock Honor The Beastie Boys At Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame
A few weekends ago in Cleveland, the Beastie Boys (minus an ill MCA) were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Hall of Fame. There to do the honors were The Roots, Kid Rock and Travie McCoy of Gym Class Heroes to perform a medley of Beastie tunes, and they killed it.