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Check Your Talking Head

The Beastie Boys have been making some weird choices lately: making The Mix-Up–their first album in three three years–entirely instrumental, putting out an entirely fan-filmed concert DVD called Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!

And now an appearance on public television can be added to the list.

For those who missed out on the Beastie Boys' entertainingly awkward guest spot on Charlie Rose last week, the interview has turned up on YouTube in its entirety. Does Rose seem visibly agitated or is that just how he always acts? Why are they talking about Sorbet? And can someone please explain to me what is going on with Mike D's helmet of hair?

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  • Jason Cherkis

    It's clear that Charlie was annoyed--especially with Ad Rock. Though the whole thing wasn't as off-the-rails as Terry Gross interviewing Gene Simmons.

  • Joe Warminsky

    Tom Snyder would've handled this one better.

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