Bob Mack wrote about the Beastie
Boys and in return the Beastie Boys wrote lyrics about him. Bob Mack became
something of a household name among Beastie Boys fans when
he became editor of Grand Royal Magazine. But, even after
he parted ways from Grand Royal, his legend lives on in
the hallowed halls of G-Son Studio.
Issue #2 of Grand Royal Magazine is considered by many
to be the best magazine to ever be pressed or printed on
paper; thus it is Mack's opus. Bob Mack was a fixture at
the Grand Royal home base from 1993-1995, although his
path crossed that of the band's earlier than 1993.
During the live footage of Slow and
Low, which was filmed at "The Building" in New
York City, Bob Mack is seen dancing on stage. If you have
no idea of what I am talking about, you need to immediately
go out and buy the Skills to Pay the Bills home video.
This footage, along with numerous other worthwhile clips,
was left off of the Beastie Boys Video Anthology DVD.
The Beastie Boys had grown to know
Bob Mack over the years through interviews he conducted
and articles he had written about the band. Just like a
scene from the movie Almost Famous, writing about
the Beastie Boys allowed Bob Mack the opportunity to become
friends with the band as well as a member of the Atwater
As recent as the spring of 2001, Bob Mack is still playing
basketball and still writing interesting articles. He played
in a Los Angeles recreation league as a member of a team
sponsored by the X-Large Store. One article about his hard
life as a basketball journeyman was published in GQ magazine.
Bob writes regularly for the world's premiere male magazine,
so if you're killing time at a newsstand pick up a copy
and thumb through it for a Mack feature. will be the closest
to the good ol' days of Grand Royal Magazine that you're
likely to read.