Began music career with the punk rock band The Young and the Useless, which often performed with the Beastie Boys in the early 1980s
Joined the Beastie Boys after original member John Berry's departure
Incorporated rap into group's sound; began longtime with DJ and producer Rick Rubin with the EP <i>Rock Hard</i>; band re-formed into a rap trio as Adam 'MCA' Yauch, Michael 'Mike D' Diamond, and Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz
Made acting debut on "The Equalizer" (CBS)
Appeared in the feature film "Krush Groove"
The Beastie Boys opened for Madonna's "The Virgin Tour"
Group released debut album <i>Licensed to Ill</i> under Rubin's Def Jam label; became first hip-hop album to top the Billboard 200 chart; included breakout single "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)"
Co-starred with Donald Sutherland in the drama "Lost Angels"
Sophomore album <i>Paul's Boutique</i> released under Capitol Records
Landed supporting role in "A Kiss Before Dying," starring Matt Dillon and Sean Young
Returned to punk rock roots with third album <i>Check Your Head</i>, recorded in band's G-Son Studios in Atwater Village, CA; album featured hit single "So What'cha Want"
The Beastie Boys formed own label Grand Royal; signed artists Luscious Jackson and Sean Lennon to its roster
Group's fourth studio album <i>Ill Communication</i> landed at No. 1 on <i>Billboard</i>, thanks to lead single "Sabotage"
Band headlined at Lollapalooza music festival
Cast in ensemble drama "Cityscrapes: Los Angeles" opposite then-wife Ione Skye
Added turntablist Mix Master Mike to band's lineup; released alternative-rap album <i>Hello Nasty</i>
Released chart-topping album <i>To the 5 Boroughs</i>
Group went into more experimental direction with eighth studio album <i>Hot Sauce Committee</i>
The Beastie Boys inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Co-stars opposite Ben Stiller in Noah Baumbach's "While We're Young."