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Performance Date: 31 Dec 1986

Country: United States
City: New York, NY
Venue: Manhattan Center

Other Bands/Artists at the Show:

  • Dave Edmunds
  • Lone Justice
  • Andy Taylor
  • Georgia Satellites


Television appearance on MTV's 1987 "Nero's Eve Ball"

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried introduced "Fight For Your Right", and comedian Joe Piscopo introduced "No Sleep Till Brooklyn."
1. Fight for Your Right
2. No Sleep till Brooklyn
Comments by David Berrent, MTV Producer (from MTV Uncensored, published by MTV Books/Pocket Books, 2001):
I remember in 1987, the Beastie Boys were performing and I didn't know who the Beastie Boys were. It was another crowded, crazy show. I was jammed up at the front of the stage, holding cue cards for whoever introduced them. I guess back in those days, MTV couldn't afford a teleprompter. So they intro'd the Beastie Boys and out they came, shaking up their beer, squirting beer on people. People started stage-diving and moshing. Someone stole one of the Beasties' microphones and then fistfights started breaking out, and somehow I got in the middle of this brawl. One of the big security guards put me in a head lock and started pummeling me. I hold up my badge, let him know I'm like, "I'm on your side". Looking back on it, I guess it was pretty funny, but at the time, I didn't want to be there getting smashed around.