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Beastie Boys Talk Exclusively to about Their New Album and Debut Rare Concert Performances

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 2, (Nasdaq:AMZN) today announced that in anticipation of the June 15 release of their long-awaited new album, "To The 5 Boroughs," Capitol Records recording artists, Beastie Boys, conducted an exclusive on-camera interview with music editor, Jason Verlinde. The interview and additional bonus material are available beginning today to music fans who pre-order the new album on

The exclusive, 10 minute interview was conducted in New York City at Beastie Boys' downtown New York studio several weeks ago. Beastie Boys -- alternately sarcastic and serious -- riff on topics ranging from September 11's impact on the album, to their tongue-in-cheek passion for sub sandwiches (with extra lettuce), to their feelings about the upcoming Presidential race. This rare interview, which is one of only a handful the band will conduct in support of the album, provides an opportunity to observe the bands' unique chemistry and ironic sense of humor.

Fans who pre-order "To The 5 Boroughs" on beginning today will also be given immediate access, via video stream, to the music videos for "Ch-Check It Out" and two previously unavailable live concert performances--"Sure Shot" and "Super Disco Breakin"--recorded live in Glasgow, Scotland on the 1998-1999 "Hello Nasty" tour.

"The Beastie Boys interview reflects the eclectic tone of the new album, which includes a diverse array of material from party songs to politically-themed tracks," said Jason Verlinde, senior music editor.

To learn more or to pre-order Beastie Boys' new album, and receive the exclusive video stream, go to or visit's music store ( The album is available from for $12.98, a 32% discount. This is the band's first new album in six years.

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