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Born: October 31, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: South Orange, New Jersey, USA Profession: Music ...
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Began music career with the punk rock band The Young and the Useless, which often performed with the Beastie Boys in the early 1980s
1983:
Joined the Beastie Boys after original member John Berry's departure
1985:
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
1985:
Made acting debut on "The Equalizer" (CBS)
1985:
Appeared in the feature film "Krush Groove"
1985:
The Beastie Boys opened for Madonna's "The Virgin Tour"
1986:
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!)"
1989:
Co-starred with Donald Sutherland in the drama "Lost Angels"
1989:
Sophomore album <i>Paul's Boutique</i> released under Capitol Records
1991:
Landed supporting role in "A Kiss Before Dying," starring Matt Dillon and Sean Young
1992:
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"
1992:
The Beastie Boys formed own label Grand Royal; signed artists Luscious Jackson and Sean Lennon to its roster
1994:
Group's fourth studio album <i>Ill Communication</i> landed at No. 1 on <i>Billboard</i>, thanks to lead single "Sabotage"
1994:
Band headlined at Lollapalooza music festival
1994:
Cast in ensemble drama "Cityscrapes: Los Angeles" opposite then-wife Ione Skye
1998:
Added turntablist Mix Master Mike to band's lineup; released alternative-rap album <i>Hello Nasty</i>
2004:
Released chart-topping album <i>To the 5 Boroughs</i>
2009:
Group went into more experimental direction with eighth studio album <i>Hot Sauce Committee</i>
2012:
The Beastie Boys inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
2015:
Co-stars opposite Ben Stiller in Noah Baumbach's "While We're Young."

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