On January 24th, The Beastie Boys Video Anthology DVD exceeds sales of 50,000 units and is certified gold by the Record Industry Arists Association.
On February 6th, Grand Royal Records releases BS 2000's second full length album entitled Simply Mortified. While Adam is busy hyping BS 2000, Michael Diamond ventures to Europe where he DJs as the opening act for Grand Royal Records act At the Drive In who perform at venues like Trabendo in Paris, France (February 4th, 2001).
March 6 2001 Run DMC release their long awaited Crown Royal album featuring Adam Horovitz’s uncredited production contribution on the song “Them Girls.” The original release date for this album had been back in October of 1999! (Information source: Ronin Ro’s amazing book Raising Hell: The Reign, Ruin and Redemption of Run-D.M.C. and Jam Master Jay.)
May 28 2001 Mike D and Mix Master Mike teamed up and entertained concert goers at the annual HFStival in Washington DC. Their set was comprised primarily of Mix Master Mike’s turntable antics, but as you might expect Mike D stole the show with his dance steps and patented routines.
August 4 2001 Mike D and Mix Master Mike journey to Seattle WA to bring beats to the people and perform together at the tenth annual “End Fest” hosted by radio station KNDD FM.
Licensed to Ill sales reach an astounding 9,000,000 copies, thus on 5th of September it is certified 9X multiplatinum by the RIAA.
On the 13th, the Beastie Boys appeared on MTV’s Total Request Live (TRL) briefly to share their feelings on New York World Trade Center diaster.
On the 18th, Money Mark releases Change is Coming. A lengthy tour to support this album was scheduled. However it was later cut down to only a handful of dates as air travel becomes increasingly difficult within the United States.
October 16 2001 The Beastie Boys stop by the studio of New York radio station KROCK to announce the line up for their “New Yorkers Against Violence” benefit concerts.
On October 28th, the Beastie Boys along with Cibo Matto, The Strokes, and the B-52s rock New York's Hammerstein Ball in an attempt to make some money for New Yorkers Against Violence. A second show the following night (October 29th, 2001)again featured the Beastie Boys and helped to raise approximately $125,000.