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Ad Rock and Mike D Just Filed a ‘Live Performances’ Beastie Boys Trademark Application

Update: Per Pitchfork, reps have responded. "There will never be Beastie Boys live performances without Adam Yauch." Color us unsurprised. It's been three…
Brennan Carley / July 2, 2015

David Byrne, St. Vincent, Ad Rock, and More Premiered New Songs Last Night

During last night's Luminato Festival at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, David Byrne and some of his closest friends — St. Vincent, Dev Hynes,…
Brennan Carley / June 23, 2015

Ad-Rock Talks Touring With Madonna, But Won’t Touch a Fish on ‘The Tonight Show’

Following on a string of interesting recent interviews, Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote his role in the…
Colin Joyce / March 28, 2015

Ad-Rock Says He Once Auditioned for a Role in an Oliver Stone Film While Stoned

The Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock (a.k.a. Adam Horovitz) has a solid acting career shaping up for himself now that he's no longer on the front lines, fighting…
James Grebey / March 24, 2015

Ad-Rock and Ben Gibbard Score Sundance Films About LSD and Growing Up

The annual Sundance Film Festival returns to Park City, Utah, on January 16 bringing with it plenty of highlights for music fans, from Memphis starring…
Chris Martins / January 3, 2014

Ad-Rock Owns a Minivan, Wants Kids to Get Off His Lawn

Sitting down for a "21 Questions" session with New York Magazine, Beastie Boys OG and NYC living legend Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz shared some inspired quips.
Chris Martins / October 9, 2013

Beastie Boys’ Mike D and Ad-Rock Reunite on Yoko Ono’s Oddball ‘Bad Dancer’

Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond have teamed up for the first time since the death of Adam "MCA" Yauch, but the results are more Yoko…
Dan Reilly / August 13, 2013

Hear Ad-Rock’s Heartbreaking Monologue From Future Wife’s ‘We’re Gonna Die’

On August 6, acclaimed playwright Young Jean Lee will release We're Gonna Die, the debut album from her band Future Wife. The upcoming LP is…
Kyle McGovern / July 31, 2013

Ad-Rock Makes ‘RoboSexual’ Freak-Freak on Maximum Hedrum Remix

If the name Maximum Hedrum evokes memories of a certain talking head/Coca-Cola spokesman, well, that's probably intentional. "Sometimes I feel like I'm a machine, I…
Chris Martins / July 23, 2013

Ad-Rock Says James Murphy Broke His Refrigerator

If ever there was an episode of Judge Judy we'd actually watch, it'd start with the words, "James Murphy was staying at my house, at…
Chris Martins / May 14, 2013

Kool A.D. Adds Ad-Rock Beat to Upcoming ’19’ and ’63’ Mixtapes

Now that Das Racist is no more, Kool A.D., or Victor Vasquez, has plenty of time on his hands. Enough, in fact, that he already…
Daniel Kreps / January 31, 2013

Hear Ad-Rock’s Music for a Short Film About Amtrak

Beastie Boys' Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz contiues his creep back into the spotlight with a music credit on a new short film produced for the New…
Nicole Sia / November 5, 2012

Beastie Boys: 25 Years of Mad Genius

In 1986, the Beastie Boys released their debut Licensed to Ill, an album that proved three white kids from New Yawk could deliver hip-hop as…
SPIN Staff / May 3, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Ad-Rock Remixes Rival Schools

While he's gearing up for the release of his own band's long-awaited new album, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz of the Beastie Boys offered his studio wizardry…
Peter Gaston / April 25, 2011