It’s time to learn about some cool and important stuff.
Deborah Feingold has shot everyone from Madonna and Prince to Joey Ramone and the Beastie Boys. Here, she talks about the unforgettable images from her new book, Music.
From Fred Durst hanging with Heather Locklear to Lil’ Kim’s iconic pasty, this all happened 15 years ago!
This mash-up video proves that the Muppets can really do anything.
Looking back at the people and things that mattered to us 15 years ago.
Did you grow up with Blink-182 or learn not to chase waterfalls from TLC?
It’s time to dust off those old Ani DiFranco and Portishead CDs.
The surviving members of the iconic rap group sued Monster for using their songs in a promotional YouTube video. A jury sided with the band Thursday.
“They don’t wanna see a girl cakin’ like a millionaire, they just wanna see her eat the cake cuz they don’t really care.”
Two years after the passing of the Beastie Boys’ cofounder Adam “MCA” Yauch, the tributes continue to roll in.
GoldieBlox, a girl’s toy company, parodied the Beastie Boys’ “Girls” in an advertisement the band said was copyright infringement. The dueling lawsuits have been settled out of court.
Was 1994 actually the best year for music ever? Probably, yeah.
“When we posted the video, we were completely unaware that the late, great Adam Yauch had requested in his will that the Beastie Boys songs never be used in advertising.”
Girls to the front! Sini Anderson’s new documentary about Bikini Kill frontwoman Kathleen Hanna will set your feminist heart aflutter. (Sorry for saying you “need” to see it: See it if you want to, sister.)
“As creative as it is, make no mistake, your video is an advertisement that is designed to sell a product, and long ago, we made a conscious decision not to permit our music and/or name to be used in product ads.”
In a world where only 11% of engineers are female, toy company GoldieBlox is on a mission to “disturb the pink aisle” and get young girls interested in science and math.
Before the internet, the best way to find out about cool music was watch MTV after midnight on Sundays. Or, you know, set your VCR to tape it.
In a rough chronological order, these are the most ’90s hits of the ’90s.
Love is real because the world’s most perfect people are married. There’s hope for us all!
The commercial is ridiculous, weird, and totally Beastie Boys.
Step one: Get in your whip and roll the windows all the way down. Step two: Put on this playlist and get ready for the best summer ever.
A year ago today, Adam Yauch did. This is what he wrote to the New York Times after they panned the Beastie Boy’s “Ch-Check It Out” music video
On the anniversary of his death, MCA got a playground named after him in Brooklyn Heights.
“There’s a way we talk and it includes profanity. We never figured we’d be arrested for it.” This animated 1985 interview is like 12 kinds of rad.
Ad-Rock and Mike D made a guest appearance on the last day of Questlove’s “Classic Albums” course at NYU. So awesome.
Irene Hwang makes these super-detailed “matryoshka” doll (nesting doll) sets for the pop-culture junkies and cult-film fanatics. From Reno 911 to The Royal Tenenbaums, these sets span practically the entire geek oeuvre.
DNAinfo has reported that Yauch’s will contains a clause prohibiting his “image, music and any art he created” being used for advertising — ever. MCA will be punk forever.
Puns are almost always evil and wrong. But sometimes, they help heal the pain.