Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock and Mike D sat down for an hour-long interview with The Strombo Show host George Stroumboulopoulos to discuss their upcoming memoir Beastie Boys Book, which is out October 30 according to publisher Spiegel & Grau.
During the conversation, Eminem‘s Kamikaze album cover was brought up. The artwork imitated the Beasties’ 1986 debut Licensed to Ill album cover. Ad-Rock and Mike D said that they did not get any heads up about Eminem’s cover art.
“I got maybe 10 text messages, 20 text messages. And I’m like, Why do I all of a sudden have like 50 text messages? I better see what’s going on,” Mike said. “Everybody’s forwarding me the album cover from, like, the Twitter feed, or whatever. So, that’s how we found out about it.”
Watch the full interview above.
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