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Ad-Rock Confirms The Beastie Boys Are Done

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Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock of the seminal hip-hop trio Beastie Boys, says the group is officially no more.

“Adam [Yauch] started the band, so it’s done,” he told the Daily Beast, referencing Adam “MCA” Yauch, who succumbed to cancer in 2012. “I certainly knew that the Beastie Boys weren’t going to be the same thing forever, but I certainly hoped that we would just stop doing it for a while, Adam would make movies, and we’d just be friends for a while. So I don’t know what I’m supposed to do.”

What he’s not going to do is work with fellow Beastie Mike Diamond again. When asked if any future collaborations were a possibility, Horovitz replied, “Oh god, I hope not! We’ve been together for so long.”

Ad-Rock, who describes himself as “in transition” currently appears in the Noah Baumbach film While We’re Young alongside Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts. He also moonlights as the bassist for brash cabaret singer Bridget Everett, even appearing in her backing band on an episode of Inside Amy Schumer.

In other Beastie Boy news, the group have been cleared in a 2012 lawsuit concerning sample usage on the 1989 album Paul’s Boutique. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a New York judge has thrown out the case, initially filed by TufAmerica, concluding that the company had no right to sue in the first place.

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