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Rival Schools and Beastie Boys Hook Up


In one of the more bizarre – but still certifiably awesome – link-ups in recent years, guitarist Walter Schreifels has revealed one of the songs on the new Rival Schools album is being mixed by Adam Horowitz, better known as Ad-Rock from the mighty Beastie Boys.

“Sam [RS drummer Siegler] plays basketball with Adam and he said, ‘Hey, will you mix a song?’ and Adam said yes. It could go on the album, it depends how good the mix is,” said Schreifels.

“It might just be interesting because Ad-Rock did it, or it could be brilliant! I think he’s a talent, but I haven’t heard it. It’s cool that he’s doing it – he sent me an email saying he had an idea for it. It’s called ‘69 Guns’ and we’re thinking of it as a single. I have no idea what a single is these days but it’s got a good beat and, y’know, it could be played at a rock disco.”

The as-yet untitled album will be released in summer. Schreifels releases his first solo album ‘An Open Letter To The Scene’ via Big Scary Monsters on April 06.