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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Beastie Boys Audiobook Is Out With A Stellar Guest List To Tell Their Story, Including Bette Midler

Beastie Boys Audiobook
The Beastie Boys

Mister D: For 15 years I managed record stores, and during that time the Beastie Boys were huge. I wasn’t very much into rap ever, but my employees were and one thing you could guarantee…on any given day The Beastie Boys and Bette Midler would be playing. They were a group that got better and better with each new album and making end of the year Best Music lists. Somehow, I can’t see many of you listening to their records nor Bette Midler telling their story, but you’re missing out. I was really ecstatic that Bette was participating in this. I need to contact some of my old employees. They’d get a kick out of this. Read More

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Beastie Boys Audio Book to Be Narrated by Bette Midler, Ben Stiller, Snoop Dogg, And Many More

Variety
Beastie Boys Audio Book to Be Narrated by Bette Midler, Ben Stiller, Snoop Dogg, And Many More
By JEM ASWAD
October 26, 2018

Beastie Boys Audio Book to Be Narrated by Bette Midler, Ben Stiller, Snoop Dogg, And Many More
The Beastie Boys 

Mister D: I was really surprised at how eclectic the star fans were with this group. I waited such a long time for something like this to happen The Beasties were great and I hope this is contnuous.

The “Beastie Boys Book,” a sprawling and detailed 600-page history of the group that comes out on Oct. 30, has an impressive and characteristically diverse roster of guest narrators for its audio edition: Snoop Dogg, Elvis Costello, Steve Buscemi, Rachel Maddow, Jon Stewart, Will Ferrell, Wanda Sykes, Public Enemy’s Chuck D, Chloë Sevigny, Ben Stiller, Rev Run, New York 1 anchor Pat Kiernan, Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker, Kim Gordon, Spike Jonze, original Beasties drummer Kate Schellenbach and many more, including the group’s two surviving members, Mike Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz. Cofounder Adam “MCA” Yauch died from cancer in 2012.

The pair will embark on an unusual book tour — with readings, Q&A sessions, an exhibit and a live score by Mix Master Mike — next week.


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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

BetteBack December 13, 1973: Bette At The Palace

The Village Voice
December 13, 1973

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IT IS NOT SO MUCH that Bette Midler‘s appearance at the Palace Theatre has made her a Broadway star as it is that she has brought stardom back to Broadway. Tacky she is, but tacky with a splendid sense of grandeur. Why, even her nervousness on Opening Night, manifested in a missed note or a wrong tempo, befit the occasion, for this was an audience, mostly invited, composed of the Beautiful and Famous from rock and theatre worlds alike. For them, she would have to be at her tackiest, even more so than in Portland or Passaic. Needless to say, she succeeded marvelously. Read More

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

(Playing an 80 year old in For The Boys frightened Bette): “I’d never done it like Dustin Hoffman did in ‘Little Big Man’ and Keir Dullea in ‘2001’ So I spent some days at an old-age home, but I found that the makeup was a tremendous help ”

(Playing an 80 year old in For The Boys frightened Bette): “I’d never done it like Dustin Hoffman did in ‘Little Big Man’ and Keir Dullea in ‘2001’ So I spent some days at an old-age home, but I found that the makeup was a tremendous help ” From the personal standpoint, she said, seeing herself wrinkled, puffy and liver-spotted, was “depressing ” (1991)

Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty's photo.
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

BetteBack February 25, 1996: Women Make Strides At The Grammys

Chicago Sun-Times
February 25, 1996 | LLOYD SACHS

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Of all the award categories devised by the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences, none is a less reliable gauge of talent than the Grammy for best new artist. Faster than you can say “one-hit wonder,” a host of winners have become no-hit stumblers.
Are you out there, Bobbie Gentry, Men at Work, Debby Boone and Mark Cohn? (See Timeline on Page 3.)

But even if this year’s best new artist nominees enjoy only a brief stay in the commercial sun – which seems unlikely, particularly for rockers Alanis Morissette and Joan Osborne – the women who dominate the category still will have contributed to one of Grammy’s most compelling statements. Read More

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Trudie Styler To Direct Bette Midler, Others In LGBT Film ‘Freak Show’

Trudie Styler To Direct Bette Midler, Others In LGBT Film ‘Freak Show’
by Anita Busch
October 2, 2015 2:30pm

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EXCLUSIVE: Trudie Styler will produce and direct the film adaptation of James St. James best-seller Freak Show which already has Bette Midler, AnnaSophia Robb, Ian Nelson and Lorraine Toussaint on board. The film is in pre-production and is expected to roll before the cameras at month’s end. The lead role has not yet been set … wish we were a fly on the wall for that casting session. Would be fun. Read More

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Monday, September 21, 2015

63 Celebrities Recall Their First Concert Memories

Vulture
63 Celebrities Recall Their First Concert Memories
September 21, 2015

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Hopefully summer 2015 brought you endless musical joy in the form of new songs, surprise album releases, and — mainly because the weather’s nice — live shows. Do you remember the first concert you ever attended? For a while now, we at Vulture have been asking celebs to catalogue their earliest concert memories so we can vicariously relive the joys of a first live show during the grueling months of not-summer. Sad, but true. Mourn the end of summer by recalling your favorite concert memories, and then peruse those of more than five dozen celebs. Until next summer, enjoy! Read More

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Rock Show: Highlights Are Billy Joe Armstrong, Bette Midler and the Beastie Boys

New York Daily News
HBO’s Rock Hall of Fame induction wheels along despite the no-show by Axl Rose
Top performers include Billy Joe Armstrong, Bette Midler and the Beastie Boys
Friday, May 4, 2012, 8:00 AM

The annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies never have and probably never will lend themselves to being a perfect TV package.

That doesn’t mean the edited version airing Saturday on HBO doesn’t have its fun moments.

Those who equate rock ’n’ roll with shouting 12-letter words at the audience will be hooked from the beginning, when Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day starts the show by doing just that. Read More

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Reminder: Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Premieres On HBO Tonight (Friday)

New York Post
Greatest hits
By MAXINE SHEN
Last Updated:11:03 PM, May 3, 2012


When music legends both young(ish) and very old gather together, you know you’ll be in for a good show.

HBO’s “2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony,” airing tomorrow night at 9, is a perfect example of that. Here are five of our favorite inductee tributes and performances from the show:

1.Beastie Boys medley, performed by Kid Rock, Travie McCoy, the Roots

Decked out in old-school, green Adidas track suits, Rock, McCoy and the Roots put on a rip-roaring, medley of the Beastie Boys’ most recognizable hits “No Sleep Till Brooklyn,” “So What’cha Want,” “Sabotage” and “The New Style.” Beastie collaborator Mix Master Mike represented the group onstage, too. (The Beasties themselves didn’t perform because Adam Yauch, who is battling cancer couldn’t make it to the ceremony.) Read More

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Will The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ever Induct Bette Midler

Showbiz 411
Rock Hall Show a Bust As Group Recycles Itself
04/15/12 Roger Friedman

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame annual induction show used to be a big deal. Remember the Waldorf Hotel big jam sessions with names like Springsteen, McCartney, Jagger, Richards, etc? Am I showing my age? Yes. because that’s when it was a Hall of Fame. Now reduced to rubble, the Hall of Fame show–held in Cleveland this year–was a shadow of its former self. No-shows due to illness were Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys and Rod Stewart of the Faces/Small Faces, although Rod’s already in as a solo act. Axl Rose protested the event, so Guns n Roses played without him. Read More

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