Date: 18 Dec 1998
Show: MTV News
Country: United States
City: New York
Promoting: Tibetan Freedom Concert IV
One of the reasons people used to sit around watching MTV all day was that you never knew when a cool and informative news clip like this one was going to be aired. The first part of this news clip featured a brief interview with Adam Yauch conducted on December 18, 1998. During the course of the interview Adam announced that the 1999 Tibetan Freedom Concert would take place simultaneously in several countries. Following that announcement, MTVís Kurt Loder read a statement from Mike D in regard to Capitol Recordís decision to pull MP3 tracks from the Beastie Boys website and replace them with streaming RealAudio instead.