Life After the Beastie Boys: Ad-Rock Speaks

So where do things stand now that Adam Yauch is gone? That the Beastie Boys are finished forever is a given. But that doesn’t mean that life is over for Adam Horowitz and Mike D. Rolling Stone spoke to Ad-Rock about things.

Aside from the speckled grey hair and beard, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz doesn’t look that different from the impish dude that Beastie Boys fans remember. But while the 48-year-old rapper is still following creative pursuits, he’s mostly kept a low profile since the 2012 death of Adam “MCA” Yauch.

With the Beastie Boys on what could well be a permanent hiatus, Horovitz has filled the void in numerous ways: He is set to appear in Noah Baumbach’s upcoming comedy-drama While We’re Young as Ben Stiller’s Brooklyn-dad buddy, has played bass in comedian-singer Bridget Everett’s band and has been scoring movies like the romance Truth About Lies and No No: A Dockumentary about baseball player Dock Ellis.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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