Fans of the Beastie Boys recently gathered at Upper Darby’s Tower Theater to hear the remaining members, Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, tell the “Beastie Boys Story,” writes Shaun Brady for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
From the start of the performance, which was directed by Spike Jonze of Being John Malkovich fame, the pair made it clear that this would not be a Beastie Boys show. Instead, Horovitz said that the three men had stopped being a band after the passing of Adam “MCA” Yauch. He was a key member of the trio when it went from punk-rap brats to wide-ranging hip-hop innovators.
Now, the “Beastie Boys Story” is an evening of stories retelling the evolution of the band both musically and personally, their wild experiences, and their friendship.
The three-hour performance offered plenty of music taken from old recordings. But this often faded into the background when one of the band members began retelling another improbable incident from their journey.
The show was also being filmed by Jonze, who directed the band’s famous “Sabotage” video, for a planned future feature.
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