Ben Stiller hopped into the wayback machine on The Late Show on Thursday night (Nov. 15) to talk about his 2008 performance with the Beastie Boys at a Rock the Vote concert and the unlikely reboot of his long-lost teenage punk band.
The 52-year-old comedian and actor explained that during a set of Beastie Boys concerts in Ohio a decade ago, he came on stage dressed as member Ad-Rock during the rapper's "Root Down" verse. “It was the most nervous I’ve ever been in my life,” said Stiller. “First of all, the Beastie Boys -- you know, they’re iconic -- and then to be on stage and to have to do a verse, and then be in front of people and perform…crazy, like a weird dream.”
His brief time on stage with the legendary rap trio wasn't his first experience performing music, though. Back in high school, Stiller played drums in a band called Capital Punishment. "We never actually played in front of people," explained Stiller, "We played once, but we recorded an album."