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Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys at Giants Stadium, N.J. (AP Photo)Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys at Giants Stadium, N.J. (AP Photo)

As any hip hop fan knows, The Beastie Boys were there from the early days: New York white boys skipping from punk to the new sound, running with Run DMC, opening for Madonna on her Virgin Tour. And then they were huge, creative, anarchic, out of the box with Sabotage, Intergalactic, Fight For Your Right to Party. Adam Yauch was there from the beginning, a force with a bass guitar, and often a video camera, in hand. Now he’s shooting kids who shoot hoops and go to the NBA. This hour On Point: Beastie Boy Adam Yauch and his new film “Gunnin for That #1 Spot.”

Guests: Adam Yauch, member of The Beastie Boys and director of the new documentary “Gunnin’ for That #1 Spot.” We shot some video of Adam and Tom in our studio and put these clips on YouTube:

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  • http://www.richardsnotes.org Richard

    Maybe consider changing the order of the video postings here so they’re in time order? Great show.

  • chris l

    The Beastie Boys, and their individual members, most notably Adam Yauch, are true artists and activists, in the best sense of both words. I am about the same age as them, and I’ve enjoyed following thier careers over the years. Each album they have produced is very different, and I eagerly anticipate each new issue, knowing I will be treated to something totally new. Contrary to the typical ‘star’ activism of making an ad, playing at a benefit show or whatever, the BBoys have almost hidden their star power and chosen instead to provide substantive support to causes they believe in, especially on Tibet, choosing to let the cause garner the headlines, not themselves. Rock on guys!

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  • Yeah Right

    the beastie boys maybe the most important band of the last 30 years. 

Aug 28, 2014
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Drought in California, earthquake in Napa. We look at broken bottles and the health of the American wine industry.

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