Leave it to the Beastie Boys to think of an album title like Thick Like Beyonce's Leg. That was one of the names that the trio were considering for their upcoming new album, which will be out in early summer.
In a recent interview on the UK radio station XFM, Mike Diamond said: "I think its gonna be called The Mix-Up. It's a little too sensible almost huh? I was a big fan of the title Thick Like Beyonce's Leg but that didn't make the final cut for some reason. Beyonce's very talented and beautiful and she's probably stronger than we are... We didn't want to have any problems with her."
The new album will be free from samples, but according to Diamond, fans of their music should still dig the tunes. He added: "If you know us, and you know our different albums, the influences will make sense. But it's a lot different from our last album, because we play all instruments on the whole album, its not sampled. So there's a lot of different styles of music. It might seem kinda out there if you're not that up on what we're doing and have just casually checked out a little bit of this and this, but if you've followed our albums you're gonna be well prepared."