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, Adam Horovitz, a.k.a. Ad-Rock, reflected reflected on Yauch’s uplifting spirit and the group’s hope for his full recovery. “He said, ‘I’m gonna be okay.’ He’s been right about most s*** so far. So I believe him. You would get swept up in his excitement and positivity.”
Horovitz spoke about the band members’ roles, saying that “Yauch was in charge. “He was smarter, more organized.”
Horovitz also said of his former band mate, “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, saying, “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.”
-Jay Tilles, CBS Local