Co-Director of the Beastie Boys Most Famous Video Dies

Ric Menello, one of the minds behind the Beastie Boys’ “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)” has passed away.  He co-directed the with the three guys in the band after producer Rick Rubin met him working the reception desk at his dorm at NYU.  

Menello later went on to become a screenwriter including Two Lovers (starring Joaquin Phoenix) and a new film called Lowlife.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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