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June 1, 1987 | By Mark Butler, Inquirer Staff Writer (The Associated Press and United Press International contributed to this report.)
A member of the New York band the Beastie Boys was arrested in Britain yesterday in connection with a melee that erupted in a Liverpool theater Saturday night when the band left the stage after being taunted by the audience. Four fans sustained minor injuries and five were arrested after the incident at the Royal Court Theater. The manager of the theater called in police when bottles and other objects were thrown in the auditorium, packed with 3,000 fans. A police spokesman denied news reports that tear gas had been thrown into the crowd.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2012 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Adam Yauch, 47, a founding member of the Beastie Boys, the pioneering New York hip-hop group whose 1980s breakthrough as impudent, white rap superstars was followed by a long career that combined popular success with musical innovation, died Friday in New York. Mr. Yauch, who rapped under the name MCA and directed movies and many of the band's videos under the name Nathanial Hornblower, was found to have cancer of the salivary gland in 2009. The band's album Hot Sauce Committee, Part One was scheduled to be released that year but was delayed because of Mr. Yauch's illness and was released in 2011 as Hot Sauce Committee, Part Two. In April the Beastie Boys — whose landmark albums include the 9 million-selling License To Ill (1986)
BUSINESS
May 26, 1987 | By ROSE DeWOLF, Daily News Staff Writer
In the world of "music marketing," the relationship between the Heublein Liquor Co. and the rap group known as the Beastie Boys is . . . well . . . an exception. There is no doubt, you see, that the Beastie Boys' hot hit "Brass Monkey" (from their album "Licensed to Ill") is responsible for more than doubling the sales of the Heublein cocktail of that name. But that doesn't mean that the company either sponsored - or intends to - a Beastie Boys tour or feature them in a TV commercial as Michelob beer, for example, has done with the group Genesis.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 1995 | By Dan DeLuca, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Beastie Boys definitely got it goin' on. Nine years after first taking their Pumas, beanies and wise-guy antics to the 'burbs, the Three Stooges of hip-hop are more popular (and wiser) than ever. On Wednesday, the 'burbs came to them, as 10,000 fans descended on the Philadelphia Civic Center for a 3 1/2-hour funk-o-rama that also included the organic hip-hop of the Roots and indie-roots shaman Jon Spencer. There was the disco ball overhead as the Beasties laid down slinky funk grooves.
NEWS
July 27, 2000 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
QUOTE "We can always count on the British. Except for the Revolutionary War, they've been perfect. " Mel Brooks, on flying a British Airways Concorde from New York to London yesterday, without incident Q. How come stars always ride in limos? A. Beastie Boy Mike Diamond was humbly pedaling his bicycle home from a rehearsal in New York Saturday, when he hit a pothole and ended up in the hospital. The band's Rhyme & Reason 2000 tour, scheduled to begin next Wednesday in Toronto, was promptly put on ice. Mike D., 34, hurt his shoulder in the accident, injuring his collarbone and nearby muscles.
NEWS
August 14, 1987 | By JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer
Whitney Houston, appearing tonight at sold-out Spectrum (with Kenny G.) show, is the musical equivalent of popcorn. Her entertainment is slight but so yummy that you can't stop reaching for more. Groomed for stardom by Arista Records' Clive Davis - and to an equal degree by her songstress mother Cissy Houston, cousin Dionne Warwick and good buddy Aretha Franklin - Houston is cast in a very familiar role for pretty female singers. Powerfully voiced yet oh-so-vulnerable, winsome Whitney seems a pushover for the right guy - and also for the wrong guy. Judging from her song selections, love is the only subject on her mind, and she's not too proud to say it, need it, even beg for it. Like Barbra Streisand, Houston waxes extra-sentimental about her plight, with old-fashioned ballads steeped in theatrical tradition.
NEWS
August 15, 1987 | By John Milward, Special to The Inquirer
The rap on the street concerning the "Together Forever" tour has been def (that means "good"). Still, the 37-date tour that features the country's biggest rap acts, Run-DMC and the Beastie Boys, hits the Spectrum tomorrow night having gone through a wringer of controversy at almost every stop. Rush Productions, which manages both trios, knew that the summer tour would be something of a hot potato. The pairing of the black Run-DMC and the white Beastie Boys, all of whose members are in their early 20s, brought to an emotional head the fear of crowd violence.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
To cite a generational icon - and there's a lot of that going on in While We're Young - I believe it was Mr. Wizard who used to proclaim, "Be just what you is, not what you is not. Folks what do this has the happiest lot. " OK, maybe that dates me (but hey, King Leonardo cartoons were in reruns for decades). Still, if there's a moral in Noah Baumbach's cuttingly comic and keenly observed new film, surely it's that same message Mr. Wizard gave to Tooter Turtle every time the hapless reptile returned from his latest wish-fulfillment disaster.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Radio 104.5 FM threw a summer block party three weeks before the official start of the season on Sunday at Festival Pier. It had all the makings of a good street fair. It was free (station fans had to register for tickets). There were cold brews, grilled food, party games like beer pong, and teens lying around in shorts. And there were cool kid-indie bands as the long afternoon's sound track. The Oxford, England, alt-rock unit A Silent Film was the headliner - a good, not entirely contagious act. Entering to the sound of swarming bees, military drum riffs, and the splintered synths of "Tomorrow," A Silent Film was reminiscent of Psychedelic Furs toward the end of the '80s - a spooky but overly slick brand of sinister new wave.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
While America's alt-rock scene lumbered through its wild '90s - the period of Beck's Odelay , the Beastie Boys' Ill Communication , Soundgarden's Superunknown , and Ice-T's Body Count - a nice Philly band, holed up at Manayunk's Grape Street Pub and Old City's Tin Angel, moved tiny mountains with a mellow brand of pop: June Rich. Twenty years after its first album, and 17 years since the band broke up, June Rich has reunited, re-releasing its debut disc with a new song ("Who I Am")
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June 20, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
While America's alt-rock scene lumbered through its wild '90s - the period of Beck's Odelay , the Beastie Boys' Ill Communication , Soundgarden's Superunknown , and Ice-T's Body Count - a nice Philly band, holed up at Manayunk's Grape Street Pub and Old City's Tin Angel, moved tiny mountains with a mellow brand of pop: June Rich. Twenty years after its first album, and 17 years since the band broke up, June Rich has reunited, re-releasing its debut disc with a new song ("Who I Am")
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2015 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Radio 104.5 FM threw a summer block party three weeks before the official start of the season on Sunday at Festival Pier. It had all the makings of a good street fair. It was free (station fans had to register for tickets). There were cold brews, grilled food, party games like beer pong, and teens lying around in shorts. And there were cool kid-indie bands as the long afternoon's sound track. The Oxford, England, alt-rock unit A Silent Film was the headliner - a good, not entirely contagious act. Entering to the sound of swarming bees, military drum riffs, and the splintered synths of "Tomorrow," A Silent Film was reminiscent of Psychedelic Furs toward the end of the '80s - a spooky but overly slick brand of sinister new wave.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
To cite a generational icon - and there's a lot of that going on in While We're Young - I believe it was Mr. Wizard who used to proclaim, "Be just what you is, not what you is not. Folks what do this has the happiest lot. " OK, maybe that dates me (but hey, King Leonardo cartoons were in reruns for decades). Still, if there's a moral in Noah Baumbach's cuttingly comic and keenly observed new film, surely it's that same message Mr. Wizard gave to Tooter Turtle every time the hapless reptile returned from his latest wish-fulfillment disaster.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Rock clubs come. Rock clubs go. And memories of most of them are fleeting, gone in a haze of sex, drugs, and decibels. What, then, would anyone recall of a ratty Trenton punk venue called City Gardens that existed from the 1980s to the mid-'90s? Just about everything, if you ask Amy Yates Wuelfing and Steven DiLodovico, authors of a newly self-published oral history, No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes . Or filmmaker Steve Tozzi, who has documented the eccentrically edgy haunt in Riot on the Dance Floor . Or the countless musicians and hangers-on who contributed recollections.
NEWS
July 12, 2013 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer takiffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5960
FOR A GUY just 21, Mac Miller sure thinks a lot about mortality - as well as oral sex, drugs and rap 'n' roll. "Retrace my steps back to Biblical times/We're all gonna wind up meeting at the finishing line," he pontificates on one track of his new sophomore set, "Watching Movies With the Sound Off. " On another track Miller requests, "When I die throw a couple bad bitches in my casket. " And later ponders "Is what I do important in the grand scheme of things?" The latter, for sure.
FOOD
May 31, 2013 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Along with the privilege of judging the Brew-vitational, I was charged with a task: To make a beer-drinking music mix that would be a soundtrack for sipping, mulling, and scoring the local brews placed before Craig LaBan, his six esteemed expert panelists, and me, the IPA-loving, craft beer-quaffing regular schmo. We listened to this 36-song list, which is called Drinkin' Thing, while we drank (and, as soberly as we could under the circumstances, judged). And you, Dear Reader, can listen to a streaming version by going to my "In the Mix" blog at philly.com/inthemix , where you'll find a Spotify widget to play it, and also an annotated list of all the tracks.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
JUSTIN BIEBER HIT the stage two hours late in Dubai Sunday night, and near the end of his set a fan hit him. According to thenational.ae, Bieber was playing "Believe" on the piano when a young man in a white shirt and jeans jumped onstage and tackled him from behind . Security quickly pounced on the tackler as Bieber ran to the side of the stage. The attacker, meanwhile, pushed the piano off its hinges and the unplayable instrument was taken offstage shortly after he was. Bieber, rattled trooper that he is, finished the song with his band.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
WHEN TATTLE heard that "Teen Mom" Farrah Abraham made a sex tape with porn star James Deen and then lied about it (pretending that it was a secret sex tape that no one was supposed to see), we thought, what kind of message does lying send to your young daughter? We already know what kind of message the tape sends. But a 21-year-old single mom has to take care of her kid, so Farrah has sold the tape to Vivid Entertainment for an undisclosed amount - rumored to be close to $1 million, but who knows.
NEWS
May 15, 2012 | By David R. Stampone, FOR THE INQUIRER
The inclination is strong to view Friday's Red Hot Chili Peppers show at the Wells Fargo Center through a sports-minded prism. After all, the concert was at the home of Philadelphia's beloved pro basketball and hockey teams. And the Southern California band's first greeting to an estimated 20,000 was a hearty "Congratulations on the Sixers!" from bassist (and known knowledgeable hoops fan) Michael "Flea" Balzary (a Lakers loyalist, of course). The final goodbye came from drummer Chad Smith, last to leave after a satisfying, encore-set-closing instrumental jam: "Sorry about your hockey team — but ‘Go Sixers!
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2012 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Adam Yauch, 47, a founding member of the Beastie Boys, the pioneering New York hip-hop group whose 1980s breakthrough as impudent, white rap superstars was followed by a long career that combined popular success with musical innovation, died Friday in New York. Mr. Yauch, who rapped under the name MCA and directed movies and many of the band's videos under the name Nathanial Hornblower, was found to have cancer of the salivary gland in 2009. The band's album Hot Sauce Committee, Part One was scheduled to be released that year but was delayed because of Mr. Yauch's illness and was released in 2011 as Hot Sauce Committee, Part Two. In April the Beastie Boys — whose landmark albums include the 9 million-selling License To Ill (1986)
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