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Beastie Boys News

Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch to release documentary about Beat writer William S Burroughs - video

The film features Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo

  • Jun 3, 2010

Beastie Boys putting final touches to 'fully refined' version of 'Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1'

Trio still aiming for a September release for album delayed following Adam Yauch's cancer scare

  • May 4, 2010

Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch buys rights to holocaust film

Rapper says 'A Film Unfinished' 'really affected me'

  • Apr 9, 2010

Beastie Boys hoping to release 'Hot Sauce…' album in September

Adam Yauch says 'I feel better' after cancer treatment

  • Mar 9, 2010

Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock hooks up with Rival Schools for new song

Adam Horowitz has mixed a song for the rockers

  • Feb 9, 2010

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Beastie Boys Music Videos

Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (featuring Santigold) [Full Length, Ultra HD and Explicit Director’s Cut] Play Video

Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (featuring Santigold) [Full Length, Ultra HD and Explicit Director’s Cut]

Watch the official Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win (featuring Santigold) [Full Length, Ultra HD and Explicit Director’s Cut] video by Beastie Boys in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases...

Make Some Noise Play Video

Make Some Noise

Watch the official Make Some Noise video by Beastie Boys in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Fight For Your Right (Revisited (Trailer)) Play Video

Fight For Your Right (Revisited (Trailer))

Watch the official Fight For Your Right (Revisited (Trailer)) video by Beastie Boys in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

3 MC`s & 1 DJ Play Video

3 MC`s & 1 DJ

Clip. Watch the official 3 MC`s & 1 DJ video by Beastie Boys in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Intergalactic Play Video

Intergalactic

Watch the official Intergalactic video by Beastie Boys in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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Beastie Boys Reviews

Beastie Boys; Open’er Festival, Poland, Saturday, June 30 & Sunday, July 1

Beastie Boys; Open’er Festival, Poland, Saturday, June 30 & Sunday, July 1

Hip-hop legends go instrumental at hardline festival

  • Jul 16, 2007

Beastie Boys

The Mix-Up

  • Jun 18, 2007

Beastie Boys : To The 5 Boroughs

Will these bastards ever release a bad record?...

  • Jul 7, 2004

Beastie Boys : London ICA

More tea, motherf---er?...

  • Jun 21, 2004

Beastie Boys : Ch-Ch-Check It Out

The g-guvnors are b-back, d-dammit!...

  • Jun 21, 2004

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Beastie Boys Biography

Beastie Boys are an American hip hop band from New York City, formed in 1981. For the majority of its career, the group consisted of three MCs and musicians Michael "Mike D" Diamond (vocals, drums), Adam "MCA" Yauch (vocals, bass) and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz (vocals, guitar).

Originally formed as a four-piece hardcore punk band in 1981 by Diamond (vocals), John Berry (guitar), Yauch (bass) and Kate Schellenbach (drums), the band appeared on the compilation cassette New York Thrash, before recording their first EP Polly Wog Stew, in 1982. After achieving moderate local success with the 1983 experimental hip hop 12-inch "Cooky Puss", the group transitioned to hip hop in 1984 and released a string of successful singles. The Beastie Boys toured with Madonna in 1985 and a year later released their debut album Licensed to Ill. The group sold 22 million albums in the United States and 40 million albums worldwide, making them, according to Billboard, "the biggest-selling rap group" since 1991.

With seven platinum or better albums from 1986-2004, the Beastie Boys are one of the longest-lived hip hop acts worldwide, and they continue to enjoy commercial and critical success more than 25 years after Licensed to Ill. In 2009, the group released digitally remastered deluxe editions of their albums Paul's Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication and Hello Nasty. Their eighth studio album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, was released in 2011, and received positive reviews. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012, "just the third rap group to enter the Hall, after Run-D.M.C. (2009) and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (2007)." The following month, MCA died of cancer of the parotid salivary gland.

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