Watch Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock Talk to Jon Stewart About His Record Collection
Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock visited The Daily Show on Monday (April 13) as yet another stop on his press tour in support of his new movie, While We’re Young. Once again, Horovitz proved he’s pretty much the best interviewee ever even though he doesn’t really discuss the movie.
His conversation with host Jon Stewart -- who called Horovitz one of his favorite performers of all time -- ranged from a previous meeting when Stewart was an MTV VJ, Horovitz’s work with Bridget Everett and the Tender Moments and his vinyl collection. “I’ve got records, you know, I’ve got thousands of records,” Horovitz said.
But if you’re hoping to run into the former Beastie Boy at a New York City record store anytime soon, unfortunately, the odds aren’t in your favor. When Stewart asked if Ad-Rock still enjoys shopping for new additions for his collection, Horovitz said, “No, it’s too deep, it’s too much. I can’t do it right now.”
“I have thousands of records from years and years and years ago and thousands of 45s, and I don’t listen to them enough,” he continued. “I don’t spend enough time with them, so they’ll be upset if I’m going to get more.”
When Stewart asked which record would be “the maddest,” Horovitz instantly cited the Meters’ Cabbage Alley.
“I spent so long trying to find it, and I had like a beautiful moment,” the rapper explained, “laying on the floor in a record store in Pittsburgh, flipping through the ones they don’t have out; they have them on the bottom."
Watch the entire extended interview in the video above.