Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” video recreated using clips from The Americans

The Beastie Boys’ Spike Jonze-directed video for “Sabotage” is an absolute classic, a shit-kicking ’70s pastiche that catches the Beasties’ mid-career embrace of rock at its sledgehammer best. Part of the fun of the video was the depth of its cop-drama fiction—you could picture the whole damn season of Sabotage

How A.V. Club staffers got their offspring to just say no to kids’ music

Our A.V. Club Field Guide To Parenting is designed to guide you toward the best kids’ books, shows, movies, and music, just like we do with The A.V. Club for adults. Every month or so, we will feature a new subject with a few essential pop-culture takes parents should know, saving you from the mountains of kids’ dreck

This full album of the Beastie Boys rapping over Daft Punk beats is insanely hot

There is a very finite amount of Beastie Boys music on the planet, given that the boys from Brooklyn announced that 2011’s Hot Sauce Committee Part Two would be their final release following Adam Yauch’s death. And there is an incredibly finite amount of Daft Punk music on the planet, given that the Parisian duo are…

The Foo Fighters/Beastie Boys/Naked Gun mashup you didn’t know you needed

Foo Fighters’ “Everlong” was a massive alt radio and MTV hit when it was released in 1997 as the second single from the band’s second album, in part because of the song’s infectious melody and in part because of the light-hearted, Michel Gondry-directed video that featured Dave Grohl using his inflated hand as a…

Musicless “Fight For Your Right” video reveals dickish behavior of Beastie Boys

Mario Wienerroither is back with another music video devoid of any of its music. Previously, Weinerroither removed the music from David Bowie and Mick Jagger’s “Dancing In The Street” to hypnotic and hilarious results. The latest video to receive the background noise only treatment is Beastie Boys’ “Fight For Your…

We’re still waiting: 15 pop culture part ones that never got a part 2

Though they were one of the great singles bands of the British Invasion era, The Kinks adapted well to the late 1960s/early 1970s vogue for concept albums and rock operas, recording song-suites that spoke tunefully about generations of social change in the United Kingdom. After releasing two poor-selling…

The Beastie Boys’ lawsuit against Monster Energy Drink just got more extreme

In 2012, the Beastie Boys’ Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Mike “Mike D” Diamond sued Monster Energy Drink for $2.5 million for using their songs in a promotional video without permission. At Monster’s annual “Ruckus In The Rockies” snowboarding competition, DJ Z-Trip put together a special Beastie Boys mix to commemorate…

The Muppets got mashed up with the Beastie Boys and the whole world sings along

Look, just because it’s easy to make a video where puppets sing along with a random audio track doesn’t make it not funny. This simple yet enduring truth is demonstrated by Adam Schleichkorn of Mylo The Cat and This Is How You Go Viral’s recent mash-up of footage from The Muppet Show with the Beastie Boys’ 1992 single…