The Beastie Boys landmark “License to Ill” album turns 25 this year. Yikes!
Watch their sick/hilarious new video for “Make Some Noise” below. And get into the analysis, via MTV News’ James Montgomery. Get schooled!
“…The Beastie Boys have decided to celebrate the milestone with the release of “Fight for Your Right Revisited,” a 30-minute retelling of the events that followed the epochal “Party” clip, with a host of Hollywood stars (Danny McBride, Elijah Wood and Seth Rogen) playing the B-Boys and a boatload of wink-wink celebrity cameos thrown in for good measure. It is funny and pretty clever, to be certain; it is also about 25 minutes too long.
“Noise” is a riot. McBride, Rogen and Wood are clearly having a ball here (and, it should be noted, Wood does a killer imitation of Ad-Rock’s posturing), slugging beers, terrorizing bystanders and basically acting very much like the Beasties themselves, circa 1986. The guest stars — everyone from Ted Danson and Jason Schwartzman to Will Ferrell and Chloë Sevigny — ham it up with equal glee (and Beastie fans will no doubt get a kick out of comedian David Cross throwing on Nathanial Hörnblowér’s lederhosen).
And, presumably, that’s the entire point of “Make Some Noise”: It’s a treat for both Beastie Boys fans and anyone who enjoys a quick game of “spot the celebrity” too. Whether it also symbolizes the beginning of the group’s slow wave goodbye remains to be seen — though, if this really is their funeral, at least a whole lot of people showed up.
P.S. The Beastie Boys/ new album, The Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, is due May 3