Wednesday, March 12, 2003

I'm glad someone has something to say. I'm speechless as of late.

Beastie Boys announced today that they would be making the brand new track "In A World Gone Mad." available for free download effective immediately.

"We felt it was important to comment on where the US appears to be heading now," explained Beastie Boy Adam Yauch. "A war in Iraq will not resolve our problems. It can only result in the deaths of many innocent civilians and US troops. If we are truly striving for safety, we need to build friendships, not try to bully the rest of the world."

"Being together, writing and recording," Mike D adds, "We felt it would be irresponsible not to address what's going on in the world while the events are still current. It didn't make sense to us to wait until the entire record was finished to release this song."

"This song is not an anti-American or pro-Saddam Hussein statement," says Adam Horovitz. "This is a statement against an unjustified war."

Tuesday, March 11, 2003