Mike D becomes wine blogger

Mike d

Mike d

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In what must be the most unlikely career switch ever, Mike D has become a wine critic.

Yes, the Beastie Boys stalwart/rapper/drummer has taken up the role as a blogger for wine merchants James Suckling. Just take a look at an excerpt from his first post below.

"I had a half bottle of 2006 Jean-Marc Morey Santenay La Comme Dessus last week at Momofuku Ssam Bar here in New York during a late and delicious lunch break from the studio. We are putting the finishing touches on a new album. Fortunately, we have been working closely with our esteemed colleague Mr Zdar, so we have been sticking to his French work ethic of strong coffee and lengthy sit-down lunches".

Blimey. Here's where we should probably indulge in some Beastie Boys/wine puns, but we're a little too shocked that Mike D's studio breaks consist of sipping 2006 Jean-Marc Morey Santenay La Comme Dessus during a "delicious lunch break" to function properly.

Rich Chamberlain

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).