"...Just look at the Beastie Boys. Sure, they're a little gray around the temples, their skin a bit worn from years of rhyming and rabble-rousing, but Ad-Rock, Mike D and MCA are still kickin' it live. On Saturday, they kicked it at the Burton tent--a huge red bubble plopped in the middle of a busy ski slope (Note: Pumas and snow-packed mountains are not a good mix). The trio sat behind a table flanked by candles (for some unknown reason), responding to questions about their new film, Awesome; I F--kin' Shot That, for which they handed 50 lucky audience members digital cameras to record their Oct. 6, 2004 concert at Madison Square Garden.
Anxious journalists were hard-pressed to get a straight answer out of them, as they joked about creating energy drinks called "The Antidote"--filled with grain alcohol, liquid nicotine and sugar--and how Ad-Rock's brother is currently suing them for sample rights. Several reporters asked the Beasties standard questions about white men, hip-hop and lack-of-exploitation (hello, anyone recall "Paul Revere?"). Other diehards were more interested in where the legendary hip-hop group is headed next. Ham-of-the-hour Ad-Rock just said, "We're trying to stay true to our punk roots. The essense of punk--and hip-hop--is the idea that 'We made this.'" When asked why they abandoned their punk sound, Ad-Rock said, "We really weren't that good." Whatever.
The point is, the Beasties are all about their fans. They don't give a s--t about the press or their critics. So if you dig Pollywog Stew(released two decades ago, by the way), check out their new film sure to inspire audiences a la the Flaming Lips' Zaireeka, and think whatever you want, but these Jewish dudes demand more respect than MTV-cash cow 50 Cent."
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sources: wireimage.com, beastieboys.com/bbs, and getty images.