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Anne Erickson

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The Beastie Boys are bringing their ’90s rap-rock into the modern era.

The band’s 1995 EP Aglio E Olio is available now on streaming services, and it’s the first time the set has ever been released via streaming.

The EP, which came between 1994’s Ill Communication and 1998’s Hello Nasty, is packed with hardcore Beasties fun. It’s a fan favorite.

The EP comes in short, at only around 11 minutes for eight tracks, but that’s part of its charm.

In other news, a new Beastie Boys best-of compilation, called “Beastie Boys Music,” will arrive on Oct. 23. The release features some of the group’s biggest hits spanning their discography, from their 1986 debut Licensed to Ill to 2011’s Hot Sauce Committee Part Two.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com!