I'm as conflicted as you, but that was then, and this is now (?)...
New York NY -- March 2, 2007 -- Megaforce Records is proud to announce it has entered into a worldwide deal with the legendary punk band Bad Brains. The new album (Build A Nation) is currently being finished in New York and will be released worldwide thisBad Brains are playing on a boat in NYC on June 25th (a Rocks Off cruise I assume) - kind of insane. They're playing the School of Rock Fest in NJ the day before.
spring2007 (June 26th). Adam Yauch (MCA of the Beastie Boys) produced the yet-to-be-titledBad Brains album and it represents the first recording, aside from Beastie Boys' recordings, from the Oscilloscope laboratories and studio. The Bad Brains recently honored the legendary punk club CBGB's closing in 2006 by performing three shows, which sold-out in record time.
"The Brains are one of most powerful and unique bands in the world. They have been a huge influence on me, and it was an honor to work with them on this record," comments Adam Yauch.
Bad Brains & Beastie Boy in the studio
"This album started in my studio with primal, classic Bad Brains intentions,” commented bassist Darryl Jenifer. "I told Adam I was thinking about a new Brains' record, then Adam said 'Word! You should let me produce that shit, son! I'll smoke those other cats that tried to produce y'all. I'll make you sound real!' I said 'Word!' And the rest is history,” continued Jenifer. “Adam took it in a direction that captured the S/T vibe, but with an honest, modern touch.”Bad Brains - 2007 Tour Dates
Fri May 25 - Portland, OR Berbati's Pan
Sun May 27 - George, Washington Sasquatch! Music Festival w/ Beastie Boys , Michael Franti & Spearhead and others
Sun June 24 - Asbury Park, NJ NY School of Rock Fest w/ Bouncing Souls and others
Mon June 25 - NY,NY Boat Ride
Sun July 29 - Toronto, ONT The Rogers Picnic w/ The Roots, Besdouin Soundclash and others
Sun Aug 5 - Baltimore, MD Pimlico Virgin Festival w/ Beastie Boys, Smashing Pumpkins and others
Build A Nation Track List:
01. Give Thanks And Praises
02. Jah People Make The World Go Round
03. Pure Love
04. Natty Dreadlocks 'Pon The Mountain Top
05. Build A Nation
06. Expand Your Soul
07. Jah Love
08. Let There Be Angels (Just Like You)
09. Universal Peace
10. Roll On
11. Until Kingdom Comes
12. In The Beginning
13. Send You No More Flowers
14. Peace Be Unto Thee`
I went to see Darryl Jenifer speak at the CBGB reunion at CMJ this past Fall. I'm not sure I ever posted the pics....
Beastie Boys are coming out with a new album too.
Beastie Boys have revealed the tracklisting for their new album'The Mix Up'.Beastie Boys - 2007 Tour Dates
As previously reported exclusively by NME.COM, bandmember Mike D said that the follow up to 2004's 'To The 5 Boroughs' would be "radically different" to its predecessor and the sound will hark back to the style of 1992's 'Check Your Head' and 1989's 'Paul's Boutique'.
No release date has yet been announced, but Mike D also told NME.COM he expected it to be out sometime in June.
The band are set to perform at the London leg of the Live Earth shows which takes place at Wembley Stadium on July 7.
The tracklisting for 'The Mix Up' is:
'Be For My Name'
'Suco De Tangerina'
'The Gala Event'
'Off The Grid'
'The Rat Cage'
'The Cousin Of Death'
'The Kangaroo Rat'
May 26/27 - Sasquatch Festival
Jun 10 - Alive Festival Lisbon
Jun 11 - Lisbon, POR Aula Magna
Jun 14/15 - Sonar Festival Spain
Jun 17 - Efes Pilsen One Love Festival Istanbul
Jun 20 - Berlin, GER Columbiahalle
Jun 22 - Hurricane Festival Scheesel
Jun 24 - Southside Festival Neuhausen
Jun 26 - Zenith Paris
Jun 27 - Paris, FRA Le Bataclan
Jun 28 - Rock Werchter Festival Werchter
Jun 30 - Heineken Festival Gdynia
Jul 03 - Kristiansand, NOR Odderoya
Jul 04 - Stockholm, SWE Tivoli
Jul 06 - Roskilde, DEN Festival Grounds
Jul 07 - London, UK Wembley Stadium (Live Earth)
Jul 09 - Montreux, SWI Stravinski Auditorium (Montreux Jazz Festival)
Jul 10 - Montreux, SWI Miles Davis Hall (Montreux Jazz Festival)
Jul 11 - Locarno, SWI Piazza Grande (Moon & Stars Festival)
Jul 13 - Novi Sad, SER Exit Festival
Jul 14 - Saint Polten, AUT Nuke Festival
Aug 04 - Virgin FEstival Baltimore, MD Pimlico Race Track
Aug 31 - Inveraray, UK Inveraray Castle (Connect Music Festival)
Sep 8/9 - Isle Of Wight, UK Robin Hill Country Park (Bestival)