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Beastie Boys Re-Release "Hello Nasty" September 22

September 18, 2009

Classic “Sabotage” Video Receives Retroactive Honors at 2009 MTV Video Music Awards

The last installment of the deluxe, remastered, expanded and altogether awesome Beastie Boys catalogue reissues has been confirmed: The multi-platinum 1998 opus Hello Nasty will be given the 2-CD/vinyl box set/multi-format treatment featuring 21 bonus tracks and rarities, including 10 never before released items (tracks/skits). Pre-order/digital release begins September 15 at Beastie, followed by a September 22 physical release on Capitol Records.

Preceded by the universal smash “Intergalactic,” Hello Nasty crashed into the #1 spots of charts worldwide upon its July 1998 release, with first week sales of nearly 700,000 in the U.S. alone. Buoyed by the launch of the 360 in the round tour, Hello Nasty would yield B Boys classics “Body Movin’,” “Three MCs and One DJ,” “Remote Control,” “Super Disco Breakin'” and more, win two Grammys, see the band presented with an MTV Video Vanguard lifetime achievement award, and ultimately sell some 7 million copies worldwide.

Hello Nasty will be available in a variety of configurations ranging from a basic digital download of the original album and b-sides to a 43-track 2-CD set to limited edition deluxe package of four 180-gram vinyl LPs featuring the deluxe remastered album, 21 bonus tracks and rarities, a Hello Nasty Collectors Edition PATCH in an 8-panel gatefold package enclosed in a hardcover “coffee table book” case. The deluxe vinyl version will be strictly limited to 1500 pieces. For a full rundown of configurations and combinations thereof, see In other news, the classic Spike Jonze/Nathanial Hornblower video interpretation of “Sabotage” finally received its due at this weekend’s 2009 MTV Music Video Awards, where it was awarded Best Video (That Should Have Won A Moonman) honors.

Beastie Boys historians will no doubt recall the fracas that ensued when “Sabotage” was robbed at the 1994 VMAs, prompting Adam “MCA” Yauch’s intoxicated uncle to rush the stage and demand a recount.

Jay-Z To Play All Points West Music & Arts Festival

July 28, 2009

Written By: Victoria H. (Urban Editor)

Jay-Z will be making his US festival debut at this years All Points West Music & Arts Festival, which will be held from 7/31-8/2 at Liberty State Park, NJ.

Jay-Z will be replacing The Beastie Boys as they have canceled their appearance due to Adam “MCA’ Yauch’s cancer diagnosis. Because of the cancelation, All Points West organizers will give point of purchase refunds for 7/31 single-day tickets.

Other artists playing at the event are Coldplay, Tool, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, My Bloody Valentine, Gogol Bordello, Echo & The Bunnymen, MGMT, MSTRKRFT, the Black Keys, Fleet Foxes, Neko Case, the Ting Tings, the National, Silversun Pickups and Arctic Monkeys, among others.