Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock on working with Mike D again: ‘At some point we’ll do something’

Adam Horovitz discusses the future of the band following the death of Adam Yauch

The Beastie Boys‘ Ad-Rock has discussed the possibility of working with bandmate Mike D again.

Speaking in the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, the New York rapper discussed the death of Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch in 2012 and the future of the group without one of its founding members.

“Adam started the band, so we couldn’t do anything without him,” the musician, real name Adam Horovitz, said. However, Horovitz continued that he is likely to work with Mike D again, but not under the Beastie Boys name: “At some point we’ll do something,” he added.


Ad-Rock and Mike D previously worked together with the Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band for ‘Bad Dancer’ in 2013.

Horovitz also discussed the upcoming Beastie Boys memoir, which was recently pushed back to a 2017 release. “I try to do a little [writing] every day – it’s not like I have anything else to do!” Horovitz says. “There’s a lot of New York, purposely, in the thing that we’re writing.”

Meanwhile, the band’s debut album ‘Licensed To Ill’ has been certified diamond nearly 30 years after its initial release. The accomplishment places the trio in the elite group of hip-hop artists to reach diamond status, alongside 2Pac, Eminem and OutKast.

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