Beastie Boys Ad-Rock And Mike D have broken their media silence. Aside from a posting to the Beastie Boys website, the two have kept a low profile since Adam Yauch’s passing on May 4.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, the Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) reflected reflected on Yauch’s uplifting spirit and the group’s belief in his full recovery. “He said, ‘I’m gonna be okay.’ He’s been right about most sh*t so far. So I believe him. You would get swept up in his excitement and positivity.”
Horovitz spoke about the band members’ roles, stating that “Yauch was in charge. “He was smarter, more organized.” “He had that extra drive to see things through. We each had our roles. One of his was the make-it-happen person.”
Horovitz admits it’s been rough since his death, “My wife is like, ‘I want to make sure you’re getting it out.’ But then I’m walking the dog and I’ll start crying on the street.”