You might remember...
Adam Horovitz's 1999 MTV speech + Beastie Boys "Song For The Man" LIVE -Adam starts speaking at 2:50.
Ad-rock takes the MTV win as an opportunity to speak about the sexual assaults that took place at the 1994 Woodstock Concert.
"......you might say that the Beastie Boy 'Fight For Your Right to
Party' guy is a hypocrite. Well, maybe; but in this fucked up world all
you can hope for is change, and I'd rather be a hypocrite to you than a
- Adam Horovitz, 1999
I remember sitting at the MTV awards
while Adam made this speech and feeling so fucking proud of him. I also
recall it being totally humid outside and realizing I had my period on
the way there in the car, but that’s another story. This clip is total
punk rock/performance art to me. I mean, getting up at a totally
superficial fake hugs bullshit event like this and being vulnerable and
talking about something REAL is no fucking joke. We left 5 minutes
after this because it was so far beyond the “who farted?” feeling, it
felt like people were gonna kill us.
Hard to believe it was over ten years ago. He is even cuter now if you can believe it.
~Kathleen Hanna, of the bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre. Wife of Adam Horovitz aka Ad-rock, 2010