Waaaay back in the day, I was a fan of the Beastie Boys. Their album License to Ill is a hip-hop classic, thanks to the production prowess of Rick Rubin. But beyond their sound, they also brought a sense of youthful rebellion and adolescent humor to their songs, videos, and stage show. The combination made them household names. Their subsequent albums didn’t move me as much, but every now and then, they drop a single or two that I like. While my personal jury is still out on their new release, from a musical perspective, I think this video preview is pretty hilarious. It features a star-studded cast including (but not limited to): Will Ferrell, Elijah Wood, Jack Black, Steve Buscemi, Ted Danson, Seth Rogen, Kirstin Dunst, and Orlando Bloom. I don’t believe the Beastie Boys themselves ever appear onscreen. Crazy, right? Anyway, here is the preview:
You can see the actual video (it appears that the single is actually called ‘Make Some Noise’) here on vh1.