Tag: Beastie Boys

This week’s new releases: 5-disc U.K. post-punk box set, plus Beastie Boys vinyl

This week’s new releases: 5-disc U.K. post-punk box set, plus Beastie Boys vinyl

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include vinyl reissues from the Beastie Boys and a five-disc box set of U.K. post-punk.

The Week in Rock: April 29-May 5, 2012

The Week in Rock: April 29-May 5, 2012

This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes items about the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch, The Stone Roses, Public Image Ltd., Mission of Burma, Soundgarden, Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser, The Cure’s Porl Thompson and Bob Mould — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape.

Beastie Boys’ Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch, 1964-2012

Beastie Boys’ Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch, 1964-2012

Beastie Boys co-founder Adam Yauch — known by his on-stage and behind-the-lens alter egos MCA and Nathanial Hörnblowér, respectively — lost a nearly 3-year-old battle with this morning, passing away in a New York hospital and leaving a deep musical and activist legacy that spanned the 1980s, ’90s and 2000s.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys make Rock Hall of Fame — The Cure snubbed

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys make Rock Hall of Fame — The Cure snubbed

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this morning announced its Class of 2012, a list that does not include first-time nominees The Cure, but does feature ’80s college-rock vets Red Hot Chili Peppers plus Beastie Boys, Guns N’ Roses, Donovan, Laura Nyro and a combination of The Faces and The Small Faces.

The Cure nominated for induction into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 2012 ballot

The Cure nominated for induction into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 2012 ballot

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this morning announced the nominees for its Class of 2012, a list that includes goth-pop legends The Cure as well as fellow first-time nominees Guns N’ Roses, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and Eric B. and Rakim, plus past nominees Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys and more.

Vintage Video: Elvis Costello plays ‘Radio Radio’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 1977

Vintage Video: Elvis Costello plays ‘Radio Radio’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 1977

Thirty-three years ago tonight, Elvis Costello & The Attractions staged one of the more infamous stunts in ‘Saturday Night Live’ history, pulling the plug on their label-approved song ‘Less Than Zero’ less than 10 seconds in and instead ripping through ‘Radio Radio.’

Record Store Day vinyl from R.E.M., Sonic Youth, Ramones, Factory Records

Record Store Day vinyl from R.E.M., Sonic Youth, Ramones, Factory Records

The third-annual Record Store Day is set for April 17, and this year’s exclusive releases include a reissue of Rhino’s 4LP Joy Division vinyl box set, a blue-vinyl reissue of R.E.M.’s ‘Chronic Town’ and fresh vinyl reissues from Sonic Youth, Joe Strummer and the Ramones.

The Cure, Pixies, U2, Morrissey, Depeche Mode top list of most-viewed stories of 2009

Tweet As we start a new year, it’s worth one last look back at 2009, the inaugural year for Slicing Up Eyeballs. This site launched […]

Morrissey, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Pixies top first six months of Slicing Up Eyeballs

Morrissey, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Pixies top first six months of Slicing Up Eyeballs

Yesterday, Slicing Up Eyeballs hit a somewhat negligible milestone, the six-month mark in its still-nascent existence chronicling the past, present and future of ’80s college […]

Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch diagnosed with cancer; trio cancels concerts, delays album

Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch diagnosed with cancer; trio cancels concerts, delays album

The Beastie Boys this morning announced that Adam Yauch, aka MCA, has been diagnosed with cancer, forcing the band to cancel its planned summer concerts […]

Quick Spins: R.E.M. ‘Reckoning’ reissue details, more Depeche Mode cancellations

Quick Spins: R.E.M. ‘Reckoning’ reissue details, more Depeche Mode cancellations

R.E.M. has set a June 23 release date for its Reckoning: Deluxe Edition, previously reported on here. According to the band’s press release, the second […]

Report: Jane’s Addiction, Depeche Mode and Beastie Boys to headline Lollapalooza

Report: Jane’s Addiction, Depeche Mode and Beastie Boys to headline Lollapalooza

While Lollapalooza is a decidedly ’90s cultural event, this year’s installment— according to Chicago Tribune rock critic Greg Kot’s sources — will take on a […]