Beastie Boys Rock Swing States

Beastie BoysBy Tami Katzoff

The Beastie Boys (along with Jack Johnson, Norah Jones, Santogold, Ben Harper, Tenacious D, and Crosby & Nash) are about to bring their music and their message to some key battleground states leading up to the big election on November 4. The Get Out and Vote Tour kicks off on Monday and wraps just a day before the election. The Boys said, "This is the most important election of our lives," so they want young people to know that every vote matters.

Aside from the tour, Adam, Adam and Mike talked about Santogold (who had one of their fave albums of the year); their next album, which they're working on now; (Yauch says it's "overwhelming in a good way"); the 20th anniversary of the release of Paul's Boutique next year and how they plan to celebrate the anniversary; and more! Check back for more from our interview with the Beasties in the coming days.