Entertainment

Beastie Boys struggle with death

The Beastie Boys (Adam Yauch, aka MCA, in the centre).
The Beastie Boys (Adam Yauch, aka MCA, in the centre). Contributed

THE two remaining Beastie Boys have opened up about the death of band mate Adam Yauch from cancer at the age of 47 earlier this month, saying they feel "numb".

Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz - who founded the Beastie Boys in New York in 1991 with Yauch - also said they had been recording new music together just months before his shock death.

Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Diamond said he always believed Yauch would overcome the throat cancer that was diagnosed three years ago.

"I believed, up to last week, that Adam was somehow coming back. But I wouldn't trade that optimism for anything. Because the other option is no fun."

Fellow rapper Adam Horovitz said he was "totally numb" and overcome with emotion at unexpected times.

"My wife is like, 'I want to make sure you're getting it out.' But then I'm walking the dog and I'll start crying on the street," Horovitz said.

He also spoke fondly about a recording session, instigated by Yauch, just months ago.

"You would get swept up in his excitement and positivity. We recorded a few months ago. It wasn't any different from before.

"We spent more time making fart jokes and ordering food, which was true to form. That's why it always took so long for us to put records out."

Diamond said their last recording session together included plenty of ideas for new tracks.

"Adam instigated it. It could only come from him, in terms of where he was at with treatment. It was stuff we had written or demo-ed, and there were new ideas. He wasn't sure he was able to do vocals. But after a bit, we ended up doing them. And he was fine. It was a way for him to say, 'Yeah, I'm doing it'."

The pair agreed they would keep making music together, but perhaps not under the Beastie Boys moniker.

Diamond: "I can see us making music. I don't know about a band format. But Yauch would genuinely want us to try whatever crazy thing we wanted but never got around to."

Topics:  beastie boys cancer death entertainment music



Blue Pools bloom here to stay over summer

The Blue Pools at Angourie which has been closed due to a toxic blue-green algae bloom.

Hot, dry weather means pools will likely stay closed

From larrikin to legend, that's the life of Brian

Proud grand parents of Sam, Sue and Brian Carroll, were blown away by the Grafton community's desire to help out their family. Photo Tim Howard / Daily Examiner

Friends and family farewell Brian Carroll, 70

Spotify Summer Tour pops into Valley

The Spotify Summer Tour truck is heading for the Clarence Valley this weekend!

Swedish online music streaming service comes to town bearing gifts

Local Partners

Check out twinkle town

Enjoy a tour of the Clarence Valley's Christmas lights this year with the Clarence Community Transport


Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

Ready to rumble: Boxing makes long-awaited return to Grafton

DETERMINED: Grafton Amateur Boxing Club members Zac Cotten (Cruiserweight), James Morrison (Jnr Featherweight), Eddie Debono (Super Heavyweight), Rhys Walters (Light Heavyweight), Joseph Pigg (Jnr Welterweight), Jamie Mansfield (Cruiserweight) are prearing for upcoming fight night in Grafton.

Five North Coast title belts up for grabs

Cyclist's 24 hours of pain for mental health

International endurance mountain-bike rider Morgan Pilley is used to pushing through the elements, but this weekend he'll push on to raise money for local mental health services in a charity ride at Junction Hill.

Ride For Youth to raise money for local youth mental health services

BOOK REVIEW: The Mask of Command

This narrative from Anicent Rome has it all

The tech-version of the old pop-up book is here

IS THE old cardboard pop-up book a thing of the past?

Obama's private struggle laid bare in film

Australian actor Devon Terrell portrays a young Barack Obama in the Netflix original movie Barry. Supplied by Netflix.

Filmakers focus in on Obama's legacy

Brad Pitt's sons won't see him

Brad Pitt's eldest sons are reportedly "refusing" to see him.

Chris Pratt fell asleep while babysitting

Chris Pratt revealed he fell asleep during babysitting duties

Kylie Minogue: I want to get married soon

Pop star Kylie Minogue has revealed she hopes to get married soon

Give a little more this Christmas

TIME TO GIVE: Lee Johns, Courtney Smith and Daniel Kelly of Ray White Yamba promote their Little Ray Of Giving Christmas gift appeal.

Call out for presents, big or small

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Banks reclaim Gladstone homes as job losses bite

LONG FALL: Property experts Heron Todd say, based on key market indicators, Gladstone is still travelling to the bottom of the market, with property prices set to get cheaper.

Property valuers say Gladstone housing market hasn't hit the bottom

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!