First Dibs: What’s The Story Behind The Beastie Boys’s “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”?

Plus, the latest and greatest buzz from the MTV Video Music Awards. Is Miley Cyrus going to put on the greatest VMA performance of all time? Does Selena Gomez remember where she was during the infamous Britney/Madonna/Christina kiss? And why might Alan Thicke be the coolest dad ever?

  • The Beastie Boys’s “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” might be the rallying cry for this year’s VMAs, but the song started off as a gag. In an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the song, MTV News puts the pieces together and explains how a gag song became an anthem.
  • Miley Cyrus can’t give us any details about her upcoming VMA performance but she is gushing that she expects it to be “the best VMA performance of all time.” No pressure, Miley. [MTV News]
  • Selena Gomez remembers where she was 10 years ago when Britney Spears, Madonna and Christina Aguilera kissed live on the VMA stage. “I think I was 11. I was exactly 11 years old.” [MTV News]
  • Alan Thicke might be the coolest dad ever. The Growing Pains star filmed a special message congratulating Robin Thicke on “Blurred Lines” in anticipation of the VMAs. [MTV News]

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