Mike D and Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys join Zane Lowe on Apple Music for a two-hour special ahead of the premiere of the Spike Jonze-directed Apple TV+ film, Beastie Boys Story. Mike D tells Apple Music:
The Ramones were probably the first band that both Adam [Yauch] and I looked at, listened to, and loved and thought, ‘oh, we could do something like that’. On the influence of Rick Rubin: Rick had a huge impact on us, he taught us about heavy metal… and he knew how to take what we were doing and get it on the radio.
They also chat about growing up in New York, discovering Hip-Hop, their seminal releases, and more.
Apple TV+ will feature the ‘Beastie Boys Story’, a nonfiction film directed by Spike Jonze, and written by Beastie Boys Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz along with Jonze, to portray the history and legacy of the revolutionary group. The film is set to premiere on Apple TV+ on April 24 on the heels of the 26th anniversary of the release of Beastie Boys’ #1 charting 1994 album, ‘Ill Communication’, and reunites Beastie Boys with Jonze over 25 years after directing the music video for the album’s immortal hit single, ‘Sabotage’.