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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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Adam "MCA" Yauch

One of the two remaining founding members of the Beastie Boys, Yauch has provided rhymes and bass guitar to our favorite songs. Following the Licensed to Ill tour, Adam joined forces with some old friends like Tom Cushman and recorded under the band name Brooklyn ... more

Tenzin Losel Yauch

On September 31, 1998, Adam Yauch and wife Dechen Wangdu welcomed the arrival of a daughter, whom they named Tenzin Losel. She is called Losel, or Losey by people to whom she is close ... more

The Young & The Useless (1)

The Young and the Useless (1)* was the band in which Adam Horovitz played in the early 1980s before he joined the Beastie Boys. The band line-up was Horovitz on guitar, Adam Trese on drums, Arthur Africano on bass, and Dave Scilken on vocals. The Young and the Useless were managed by Nick Cooper, who would line up shows for the band to play as well as to promote them. ... more

The Young & The Useless (2)

In late 1984, the Young and the Useless (2)* reformed with different members. The band line-up was Adam Horovitz on guitar, Adam Yauch on bass, Kate Schellenbach on drums, and Dave Scilken on vocals ... more

The Young Aborigines

The Young Aborigines was the band in which Michael Diamond (drums), Kate Schellenbach (percussion), and John Berry (guitar) played in the early 80s before they became the Beastie Boys. Along with friend Jeremy Shatan (bass), the Young Aborigines wrote and played experimental songs, influenced by artists such as Siouxsie & the Banshees and Joy Division ... more