Who would have thought that a punk band thrown together for its bass player's 17th birthday party would evolve into one of the most influential and groundbreaking successes of its time? Certainly not the then-teenage Beastie Boys, yet the band's 25 year-and-counting career has over 50 million in sales, three Grammy awards, the MTV Video Vanguard Lifetime Achievement award, four #1 albums--including the first hip-hop album ever to top the Billboard 200, the band's1986 debut full length, Licensed To Ill, and countless sold out world tours, magazine covers and TV appearances. To fans of music worldwide the Beastie Boys are living legends and their unassuming aura of cool and laid-back acceptance of fame have only strengthened their iconic status.
Performed by the Beastie Boys
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By arrangement with EMI Music
Written by Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, and Nathaniel Youch
Published by Universal Polygram International.
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