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Having entertained legions of fans for years, the Beastie Boys are household names and living legends.

Yet, many of the people they have interacted with are not nearly as recognizable. Beastiemania.com feels that the more one knows about band, the more one can truly appreciate all that went into the creation of their music. From the various DJs to various percussionists, the Beastiemania.com Who's Who is an attempt to include everyone who has in one way or another contributed to the Beastie Boys creative spirit.


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Jack Rabid

Jack Rabid enters into the Beastiemania.com Who’s Who for a couple of reasons. First off, he along with John Berry comprised part of the original line-up for the band Even Worse. Second, he booked the Beastie Boys their first paying gig ... more

Dustin Rabin

Dustin Rabin is well on his way to becoming another household name among fans for his stirring photographs of Mix Master Mike and the Beastie Boys. Those who own the Beastie Boys Anthology: Sounds of Science have likely spent a moment or two ... more

Molly Ringwald

Molly gets an honorable mention in the Beastiemania.com Who's Who because she was part of the band's inner circle of friends during the height of the Licensed to Ill popularity and stardom. At that time, she was romantically involved with Adam Horovitz ... more

T La Rock & Jazzy Jay

Back in 1985 when the Beastie Boys opened for Madonna on the “Like a Virgin” tour, they preformed a song entitled “It’s Yours” which was originally recorded by T La Rock and Jazzy Jay ... more

Ian C. Rogers

It is the dream of every Beastie Boys fan who has his or her own site dedicated to the band: to be selected to work for the Beastie Boys on the official website. This dream is one that came true for Ian C. Rogers ... more

Henry Rollins

One of the most common reoccurring Beastie Boys messageboard threads seems to be: "What bands would you like to see on tour with the Beastie Boys?" Responses range from the obvious to the hilarious, but rarely if ever does Henry Rollins' name pop up ... more

Dante Ross

Although Dante Ross never worked on a Beastie Boys album, he was part of the New York music scene back in the early 1980s working at the Ratcage ... more

Rick Rubin

On top of his game in the middle to late 1980s, Rick Rubin merged his love of rock and roll and heavy metal to the street sounds of hip hop and rap. The result of this marriage was one hit after another for Def Jam Records ... more


It would seem nearly impossible to retell the history of the Beastie Boys without mentioning Run-DMC. Run-DMC, which is comprised of Joe "Run" Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jam Master Jay, was never a Def Jam group. However, they were managed by Run's brother Russell Simmons as part of the Rush Entertainment stable of artists. ... more