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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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Three Bad Jewish Brothers

Three Bad Jewish Brothers is a musical act who performed on the stage of New York's Danceteria club in the late 1980s. With names like Funky Ishmael and Grand Master Jew, Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch, and Mike Diamond took turns on the microphone and lampooned Run-DMC with the help of their friends Josh Cheuse and Kio Turner. Turner played the role of Grand Master Jew and would spit lyrics like, "Grand Master Jew is the one in charge, he rocks the torah, that's truly large" ... more


Kenny Salcido, whose nickname is "Tick," is one third of the Latch Brothers, one of Mike Diamond's side projects ... more

Toxic Shock

Just prior to the time the Beastie Boys were forming as a New York hardcore punk band in 1981, drummer Kate Schellenbach was in several bands herself ... more

Adam Trese

Adam Trese was the drummer in the Young and the Useless, the band in which Adam Horovitz was a member before joining Beastie Boys ... more


Triphammer was a Beastie Boys side project whose origin dates back to before the 1985 Madonna Virgin tour. The band, which played hard rock music, was originally comprised of Tom Cushman on guitar, Adam Yauch on bass, and Mike Diamond on drums ... more

Triple Sly Crew

Triple Sly Crew was one of Adam Yauch's early side projects. The band members of Triple Sly Crew were Yauch, Kate Schellenbach, and Sarah Cox ... more