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MTV 2011 VMAs: Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Adele big winners

Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Adele all won multiple Moon Men at the MTV 2011 Video Music Awards. Perry’s “Firework” won for Video of the Year, and she also took home a trophy with Kanye West for Best Collaboration for their sci-fi fantasia “E.T.” Perry harkened back to a previous VMAs show in her acceptance speech when she told her co-winner, “Now this is the time when you want to interrupt me, Kanye!” Lady Gaga — who spent the entire night dressed as her male alter ego, Jo Calderone — won Best Female and Best Video with a Message. Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” meanwhile, took home multiple behind-the-scenes awards for editing, art direction, and cinematography.

Other winners included Britney Spears (who also took home the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award), Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Foo Fighters, and Tyler, The Creator. Check out a full list below:

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Beastie Boys battle baddies in action figure form in Spike Jonze-directed 'Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win' video: Watch it here!

The Beastie Boys have always been on the cutting edge when it comes to making music videos, but their latest winning streak might be unprecedented even for them.

After the hilarious triumph that was “Make Some Noise,” the Boys have unleashed their second clip from their excellent comeback album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. It’s called “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win,” features Santigold, stars a handful of awesomely low-fi action figures, and was directed by Spike Jonze (who also lensed classic Beastie clips like “Sabotage” and “Sure Shot.”)

Want to see one of the best videos of the year? Watch the whole thing after the jump.

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Beastie Boys' 'Hot Sauce Committee Part Two' now streaming in full online: Read our review here

Ch-check it out: Due to some unauthorized rhymin’ and stealin’ (or more accurately, stealing of rhymes by lawless internet goblins), the Beastie Boys’ long-awaited Hot Sauce Committee Part Two is now streaming in full here.

The stream is accompanied by a note from the band explaining its appearance a full week in advance of Sauce‘s May 3 street date:

Good people, unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control, the “clean” version of our new album, The Hot Sauce Committee pt 2 has leaked. So as a hostile and retaliatory measure with great hubris we are making the full explicit aka filthy dirty nasty version available for streaming on our site. We hope this brings much happiness, hugs, and harmony. Enjoy Kikoos for life!

Thank you, The Management

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Watch Beastie Boys' 'Make Some Noise' video, part of celebrity-packed 'Fight For Your Right Revisited' short film

If you can’t wait until midnight to flip on MTV2/mtvU/VH1 Classic and watch Fight For Your Right Revisited — a star-stuffed short film by the Beastie Boys that debuted earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival — it’s time to get ill right now. MTV has just posted a five-minute-plus video for “Make Some Noise,” which is the first single from the Beasties’ new album Hot Sauce Committee, Part 2, and part of the 22-minute film. The action picks up where the video for 1986’s “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)” left off, and boasts lots of shattering glass and celebrities ranging from Elijah Wood to Seth Rogen to Danny McBride to Chloe Sevigny to… well, you’ll see when you press play. And brace yourself for a creepy cowbell performance by Will Ferrell. READ FULL STORY

Beastie Boys drop star-studded trailer for 'Fight For Your Right Revisited': Watch Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Seth Rogen and more here

Apparently, it’s National Beastie Boys Day on the Internet.

Not only did the online universe get to hear a brand new track from the trio’s forthcoming album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, but they also unleashed the cameo-riffic trailer for their new short film Fight For Your Right Revisited. Check it out here (though you might want to wear headphones, as there are a few bad words):

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Beastie Boys bring back the funk on new single 'Make Some Noise'

It’s been a rough decade for the Beastie Boys, as they’ve faced problems both personal (like Adam Yauch’s cancer, which has put the group on the back burner for the better part of two years) and professional (their last proper album, 2004′s To the Five Boroughs, was met with general apathy).

But now, Yauch is in better health and the trio has unleashed the single “Make Some Noise” from their long-delayed new album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. And the Boys seem to have found their musical groove again—listen to the track at their official site now.

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Beastie Boys reveal updated 'Hot Sauce Committee' title, release plan

Beastie-BoysImage Credit: Nathaniel HornblowerThe Beastie Boys are still working on the spicy project that was sidelined by Adam “MCA” Yauch’s cancer treatment last year.

The recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees revealed today that they plan to release an album titled Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 next spring, instead of Hot Sauce Committee Part 1, which was once expected this fall. It remains unclear whether there will be any tracklist overlap between Part 2 and the previously announced Part 1.

The Beasties’ cryptically worded statement in full: “Although we regret to inform you that Hot Sauce Committee Part 1 will continue to be delayed indefinitely, Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 will be released on time as originally planned in spring of 2011.”

Hot Sauce will be the Beasties’ first album since 2007′s instrumental The Mix-Up. Looking forward hearing it? Let us know in comments.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2011 nominees include Beastie Boys, Bon Jovi, LL Cool J: Who got left out?

bon-jovi-beatie-boys-summersImage Credit: Chris Walter/WireImage.com; Ebet Roberts Redferns/Getty Images; Lester Cohen/Wireimage.comThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just announced its latest class of nominees via press release. The list of 15 artists covers a broad range of eras and sounds, from rock (Alice Cooper, Bon Jovi) to pop (Neil Diamond, Chic, Donna Summer) to folk (Donovan) to hip-hop (Beastie Boys, LL Cool J) and more. Inductees will be announced in December and honored at a ceremony next March.

As always, plenty of eligible acts didn’t make this first round. Last week names like Rush, T. Rex, the Smiths, Joan Jett, and KISS came up as potential nominees; none of them got the nod this time. (UPDATE: Rush documentary director responds to Hall of Fame snub: “It’s unfortunate”)

Take a look at the full list of this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees after the jump. Then let us know who you think the most egregious omissions are. Bear in mind that eligible artists must have debuted in 1985 or earlier. And, hey, if there’s anyone you’re glad the Hall did nominate — personally, I was psyched to see Chic, Darlene Love, and the Beastie Boys on the list — let us know about that, too. READ FULL STORY

Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch talks health, album plans

adam-yauchImage Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage.comBeastie Boys rapper Adam “MCA” Yauch is on the mend after undergoing surgery and treatment for a salivary gland tumor last year. “I feel better,” Yauch told EW at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in L.A. on March 5. “It was touch and go there for a while, but I am finally getting my energy back.” (Yauch was at the awards to support nominated films The Messenger and Treeless Mountain, both of which were distributed by his company, Oscilloscope Laboratories; The Messenger‘s Woody Harrelson won Best Supporting Male.)

Next up: the Beasties’ album Hot Sauce Committee Part 1, whose release was delayed from last September due to Yauch’s cancer diagnosis. Yauch said they now hope to drop Hot Sauce this September. “It was really disappointing to have to hold the record and postpone the tour, but doctor’s orders. We may or may not [release the album] depending on how my health is come September. We want to but we have to play it by ear.”

Yauch said he and the other Beastie Boys are planning to give the album a final once-over soon. “I was just talking to Adam [Horovitz] and Mike [D] today on the phone and we were talking about working on it a bit. We finished the record over a year ago, so we want to take a look at it and re-evaluate and make sure it is what we want to put out there and that we are still happy with it. I don’t think we will change it up too much.” –Reporting by Carrie Bell

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Norah Jones gets remixed by Beck, the Beasties, and Santigold

Norah Jones has enlisted a surprise roster of bold-faced rock and hip-hop names to remix tracks from her forthcoming CD The Fall, due November 17. “With the way things are nowadays in the record business, every outlet wants extra content,” the New York-based songstress tells EW. “So we decided to have people I admire do some remixes. The Beasties Boys did one, and Beck, and Santigold. I love Santigold. There are elements in her record that inspired me to try little things here and there. Some of her songs are great pop songs, but they have all these cool instruments on them and they sound kind of organic even though they’re electronic. Those were the kind of sounds I was going for on my album.”

Jones also revealed that she almost approached Beck to oversee The Fall, before ultimately hooking up with Tom Waits and Kings of Leon collaborator Jacquire King. “I had a wish list of a few people I wanted to play with,” she says. “I really wanted to work with Joey Waronker because I’ve always loved his drumming on the Beck records. Beck’s name came up a lot when we were trying to pick people for this record. At a certain point I almost thought, ‘Well, maybe I should just ask Beck to produce because I keep looking to work with the people he’s worked with.’ But I didn’t try.”

Are you excited about the idea of hearing Ms. Jones retooled by the Beck and crew? Or just looking forward to the release of her new one?

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