On January 8, "Under the Influence: An Official Tribute to Beastie
Boys," an exhibition of Beastie Boys-inspired art, opens at Gallery
1988 in Los Angeles.
On January 19, Beastie Boys play a special inaugural show to benefit
Rock the Vote with Sheryl Crow, Citizen Cope, and other artists at the
9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
Mid-January, Money Mark joins Brazilian musician Curumin on tour for
several performances in the United States.
Adam Horovitz produces three tracks on Japanese rap band Teriyaki
Boyz' second album, titled Serious Japanese: "Please Come
(Intro)," "(Can’t) Bake That Fape" (co-produced with Takagi Kan), and
"Get the Hell (Outro)." The album is released on January 28.
On February 2, organizers of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival announce the official line-up of the 4-day music festival in
Manchester, Tennessee. Beastie Boys are confirmed as one of the
Beastie Boys relaunch their website to promote the release of the
remastered version of Paul's Boutique.
Adam Horovitz contributes to New York Fashion Week (February 13-20) by
making a runway mix for Built by Wendy.
On February 21, Adam Yauch attends the opening reception of Bill
McMullen's exhibition "Hype, Hustle, Ripoff" at the Constant Gallery
in Los Angeles. Yauch also attends the 2009 Film Independent Spirit
Awards while in Los Angeles, where he tells the BBC News that the
Beastie Boys are in the process of mastering their new album,
tentatively titled Tadlock's Glasses.
On February 28, Adam Horovitz begins a blog at Skullsnaps.org.
On March 16, Beastie Boys announce a single concert in Los Angeles on
September 24 at the Hollywood Bowl with the announcement of a
collector's edition release of Check Your Head on March 30.
Adam Horovitz remixes a song for Mexican Institute of Sound. The song,
titled "Alocatel (Ad Rock Remix)," is available to download for free
Mid-month, Adam Yauch attends the South by Southwest Music and Film
Festival in Austin, Texas.
On March 30, organizers of the All Points West Festival announce Beastie Boys will headline the first day of the three-day music
festival in Jersey City, New Jersey, on July 31.
On March 31, organizers of the Osheaga Music Festival announce Beastie Boys will headline the second day of the two-day music festival in Montreal, Quebec, on August 2.
On April 8, Mike Diamond is interviewed on BBC Radio 2.
On April 13, organizers of the Outside Lands Festival announce Beastie
Boys will headline one day of the three-day music festival on August
28-30 in San Francisco, California.
On April 14, Beastie Boys attend the premiere of Grey Gardens,
a HBO film based on the 1975 documentary by the Maysles Brothers, at
the Ziegeld Theater in New York City. The film, which stars Drew
Barrymore and Jessica Lange, was executive produced by Adam Horovitz's
On April 20, Adam Yauch attends a screening of Tyson, a
documentary about boxer Mike Tyson.
On April 21, organizers of Lollapalooza announce Beastie Boys will perform at the Chicago music festival, which takes place August 7-9.
On April 22, Mike Diamond and Tamra Davis attend the Food Bank of New
York City's Can-Do Awards.
On April 28, organizers of Austin City Limits announce Beastie Boys
will perform at the Austin music festival on October 2-4. Beastie Boys
are also confirmed for a live set for the Austin City Limits
A remastered version of Check Your Head is released.
Some fans who ordered the Check Your Head collector's vinyl set
discover a surprise bonus 7-inch record containing two new, unreleased
songs in the set. The first track, titled "Lee Majors Come Again," is rap over hardcore instrumentation. The second track, titled "B Boys in the Cut," is an a cappella.
Mix Master Mike announces performance dates in the United States,
Canada, and Europe for the months of May, June, and July.
Adam Yauch joins the Independent Filmmaker Projects' board of
directors and is fetted at a reception in New York City on May 4. On
the same day, Yauch attends a teaching by the Dalai Lama at the Beacon
On May 7, Adam Yauch attends a screening of "Burma VJ" at the HBO
Theater in New York City.
On May 12, Adam Yauch attends the "Welcome to Gulu" exhibition and
benefit in New York City.
Adam Yauch attends the Cannes Film Festival (May 13-24) in France.
On May 14, Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz appear on the season finale
of the television show "30 Rock."
On May 24, Beastie Boys reveal the title of their new album as Hot
Sauce Committee, Pt. 1 in their official fan e-newsletter.
On May 25, Beastie Boys appear on the television show "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." Fallon interviews the band and then asks if they will perform (they are not the musical guests). Beastie Boys oblige by
performing "So What'cha Want" with The Roots, who are the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" house band.
On May 30, Beastie Boys attend the MTV Japan Video Music Awards in Tokyo, where they receive the Street Icon Award.
On May 31, Mix Master Mike performs at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards,
hosted by Andy Samberg.
On June 3, Beastie Boys announce two Bonnaroo warm-up shows in
Baltimore, Maryland, and Asheville, North Carolina.
On June 9, Beastie Boys perform a show at Rams Head in Baltimore, Maryland, where they premiere "Lee Majors Come Again" and "B Boys in
the Cut." The show marks the return of Country Mike, who performs
"Heart Attack Man." The band also perform with old friend Biz Markie, who opens the show for them.
On June 10, Beastie Boys perform a show at the Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina, again with Biz Markie as opener.
On June 11, Beastie Boys headline the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, where they premiere a new song titled "Too Many Rappers." The performance includes a surprise appearance by Nas, who guest vocals on the song. The Beastie Boys' set at Bonnaroo ends with
an embarrassingly bad performance of "Sabotage." Adam Yauch later explains the bad performance was due to technical failure.
On June 19, a special segment featuring the Beastie Boys with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog airs on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien."
On June 20, Adam Yauch participates in a film finance conference at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
On June 23, Beastie Boys attend The Dead Weather show in London.
On June 23, Beastie Boys announce the tracklisting for Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 1 and an album release date of September 15 in their official fan e-newsletter. They also announce a concert in Chicago, Illinois, on August 6. On the same day, Beastie Boys appear on the Zane Lowe Show on BBC radio, where "B Boys in the Cut" and "Lee Majors Come Again" have their radio premiere.
On June 28, Money Mark performs a free show in Long Beach, California as part of the Downtown Long Beach Summer Music Series.
Mix Master Mike announces more solo tour dates in Canada and the United States in August and September.
On July 7, Beastieboys.com changes to an Ill Communication theme to celebrate the release of the remastered version of the album.
On July 9, Mix Master Mike attends the Michael Jackson memorial show in Los Angeles.
On July 10, organizers of the San Diego Street Scene Festival announce Beastie Boys will headline the California music festival on August 29.
On July 17, Money Marks performs with Mexican Institute of Sound at a record release party in Mexico.
On July 20, Adam Yauch announces that he has cancer in a video statement. Yauch explains the Beastie Boys will reschedule their album release and tour dates after he receives treatment and is well.
On July 21, "Too Many Rappers" featuring Nas is released as a single on vinyl and as a digital download.
On July 24, Adam Yauch undergoes surgery to remove cancer from his
On July 31, Jay-Z, who replaces Beastie Boys as headliner at the All Points West Festival in Jersey City, New Jersey, opens his set with
"No Sleep Til Brooklyn," paying tribute to Adam Yauch. Coldplay also pay tribute to the Beastie Boys by performing "Fight for Your Right."
On August 4, Beastie Boys are nominated for an MTV Video Music Award
in the category of "Best Video (That Should Have Won a Moonman)" for
their video of "Sabotage," which was directed by Spike Jonze.
On August 5 (Adam Yauch's birthday), Yauch updates fans on his health
in the official fan e-newsletter. He draws a positive picture of
recovery and thanks the fans for their support.
On August 6, Mix Master Mike play a free show at the Belmont Army in Chicago, Illinois.
On August 12, Money Mark performs with N.A.S.A. at Los Angeles' El Ray Theatre.
For a few days at the end of the month, Amazon.com accidentally makes
the digital album of the remastered edition of Hello Nasty
available to purchase and download a full month in advance of the
scheduled release date of September 22. Amazon.com discover its
mistake and removes the download.
On August 30, EA Sports announce Beastie Boys have contributed a new
song, titled "Pop Your Balloon," to the soundtrack for the video game
NBA Live 10.
On September 8, Money Mark releases an album, recorded with his friends Shawn Lee and Tommy Guerrero, under the name of Lord Newborn &
the Magic Skulls.
The Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas publishes a calendar
that shows celebrities and individuals with Down syndrome sharing a
passion. Adam Yauch is featured in the 2010 calendar.
On September 13, Beastie Boys are awarded a MTV Video Music Award in
the category of "Best Video (That Should Have Won a Moonman)" for
their video of "Sabotage."
On September 14, Adam Horovitz and Kathleen Hanna appear on WFMU
Radio's "Beastin' the Airwaves with Keili" show. The 3-hour show
includes the couple discussing their thoughts on success and youth
empowerment, among other topics.
On September 22, the remastered edition of Hello Nasty is released.
On October 3, Mix Master Mike performs at an afterparty show for the
Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
On October 7, Adam Yauch updates fans on his health in the official
fan e-newsletter. Yauch shares that after finishing radiation
treatment in New York City, he went to India to see Tibetan doctors.
On October 12, Adam Horovitz attends a screening of Schmatta,
an HBO documentary about New York's garment district, at the HBO
Theater in New York City. Horovitz' former brother-in-law, Donovan
Leitch, was a consulting producer for the film.
On October 13, Beastie Boys attend a party celebrating the NYC
premiere of Spike Jonze's film Where the Wild Things Are at the
Museum of Modern Art.
On October 20, the compilation album Yo Gabba Gabba: Music Is
Awesome is released. The album contains Money Mark's song "Robo
Dancing," which he wrote for an appearance on the children's
Mix Master Mike creates a Twitter account and begins tweeting updates.
In a magazine interview, singer Norah Jones reveals that the Beastie
Boys have completed a remix of a song on her new album.
On November 8, Adam Yauch attends the New York City premiere of "The
Messenger." It is his first public outing since his cancer
announcement and surgery.
On November 16, Adam Horovitz and Kathleen Hanna dj at the Tony
Clifton and Vaginal Davis concert at Santos Party House in New York
On November 21, Mix Master Mike performs at the Quiksilver Tony Hawk
Show in Paris.
On December 1, "That's What I Said (The NYC Remix by Adrock and Mike
D)" by Norah Jones begins streaming at RCRDLBL.com.
On December 2, Beastie Boys are nominated for a Grammy in the category
Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group for "Too Many Rappers"