Grand Royal

Grand Royal was the Los Angeles, California based vanity record label set up in 1992 by the Beastie Boys in conjunction with Capitol Records after the group left Def Jam Recordings.

Due to mounting debts, Grand Royal went out of business in 2001. Its assets were sold off via auction on Bid4Assets; these assets did not include any rights to Beastie Boys music. The assets and back catalog were purchased by a group of fans who in turn started GR2 Records.

Grand Royal was also the name of a magazine written and published by the group. It was most famous for its article "Mulling Over the Mullet" in issue two, which lampooned the mullet hairstyle (the Beastie Boys also recorded a song called "Mullet Head", which was released on Grand Royal on its Sure Shot 12-inch single).

Famous quotes containing the words grand and/or royal:

    The grand Perhaps! We look on helplessly,
    There the old misgivings, crooked questions are.
    Robert Browning (1812–1889)

    But while meditating
    What we can’t or can
    Let’s keep starring man
    In the royal role.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)