The Press Release:
On October 4, 2019, a series of limited edition colored vinyl will be released to mark the anniversaries of Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique (30th anniversary), Ill Communication (25th anniversary), including the Root Down EP, and To The 5 Boroughs (15th anniversary). All versions are pressed on 180gram vinyl and can be pre-ordered here.
Paul’s Boutique 30th Anniversary (2LP Violet Colored Vinyl):
To mark the 30th anniversary of Beastie Boys’ 1989 landmark second album, Paul’s Boutique will be released as a 2LP set pressed on standard black vinyl as well as limited edition violet colored vinyl.
Recorded in Los Angeles with a sample-based Dust Brothers production, Paul’s Boutique marked a giant creative leap forward for Adrock, Mike D and MCA. Ranking high on critic’s lists including Pitchfork’s “Top 100 Albums of the 1980s,” Time Magazine’s “100 Greatest Albums of All TIME” and Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” Paul’s Boutique went on to sell over 2 million albums. Continue reading Beastie Boys To Release Anniversary Colored Vinyl In October→
A friend once said to me that when I noticed someone’s name going around like wildfire in Twitter that it was usually a sign that the person had died and such would be the case this morning when I learned of the passing of MCA or Adam Yauch, one of the founders of The Beastie Boys. He was diagnosed with a form of salivary gland cancer back in 2009 and had been receiving treatment for it but alas it would eventually win the battle. He was only 47 years of age and that my friends is far too young to leave this plane.
While The Beastie Boys were not a Metal act in any sense of the word, they were exceptionally talented individuals who started out in more of a Hardcore Punk fashion before offering up their tasteful rhymes with the “Licensed To Ill” album that every rocker of the time seemed to own a copy of. This was largely based on Slayer’s Kerry King doing a solo or two on the album and appearing in their “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” video (a film that received insane airtime on the MTV network). This and “Fight For The Right To Party” were amazingly creative clips and the latter song became an accidental anthem that was always a hit at anyone’s party.
Yauch was born in Brooklyn in 1964 and attended Edward R. Murrow High School in Midwood, Brooklyn. He would form The Beastie Boys during these years. The Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame back in April 2012 and are the third Rap group to receive this honor. He is survived by his wife Dechen Wangdu and their daughter. On behalf of the PiercingMetal site, I send condolences to his family, friends, band mates and worldwide fans. Thanks for the music Adam, you really inspired a lot of people to work harder at their ideas. May you Rest in Peace.
With so many radio & television personalities in the music industry tossing out their public discontent about the shenanigans that the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame gives us each and every year; I felt that it was high time for the PiercingMetal Blog to offer a take on this as well.
To start I would like to thank the committee that sits on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame judging panel for once again providing amusement and numerous levels of argument from the fans of Hard Rock, Classic Rock and Heavy Metal music by offering up a list of nominees that are bound to set people on their ear. I will admit this to you readers very early on because one of my main points of disdain with the Rock Hall comes from their continual oversight of the band KISS who are not only my favorite group of them all, but are also a band that has been eligible for inclusion for about thirteen years. If you don’t know the skinny on how groups become eligible, here is a brief on the process: Continue reading The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2012 Nomination Cluelessness→