Ad-Rock and Mike D from The Beastie Boys have responded to calls from fans to make more music as Beastie Boys, something they haven’t done since band member Adam Yauch (MCA) tragically died from cancer in 2012.
With the release of their documentary Beastie Boys Story which was will be available on Apple TV+ from April 24, the remaining members of the Beastie Boys sat down with LL Cool J on his SiriusXM channel Rock the Bells Radio. They discussed the upcoming film, reminisced about the good old days of their career and if there’s even a slim possibility that there would be a new Beasties record without Adam “MCA” Yauch.
Ad-Rock would tell LL Cool J: “I mean, he started the band. Do you know what I mean? It’d be weird. And there’s always a thing of… For all these years, Mike and I have always done side things or just all kinds of projects, and we’re always happy for each other and inspired by each other. But the band is the band. And without Adam, it’s not the band.”
They also went on to discuss the projects such as the photo book they have done since 2012 which they think is a more appropriate way for The Beastie Boys to live on, “So I felt so good about being able to do these projects,” Mike D said. “We’re still doing stuff as a band, but it’s not like we’re trying to make a record as a band without Yauch.”
Mike D also went on to say that there was still music they made with MCA before his death that is still yet to be released however, he admitted if it were to see the light of day that it would perhaps take another form the that he didn’t expand on
Watch this clip from their appearance, below.