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    (1979- )
    Formed in New York
    Michael Diamond aka 'Mike D' (Vocalist/Rhymes), co-founder of clothing line 'X-Large.'
    Adam Horovitz aka 'Ad-Rock' (Bassist/Rhymes), acted in 'A Kiss Before Dying' and 'Roadside Prophets'
    MCA Adam Yauch aka 'Nathanial Hornblower' (Bassist)
    John Berry (Former Guitar/Rhymes)
    Kate Schellenbach (Former Drums)
    Albums include 'Hello Nasty,' 'Ill Communication,' 'Check Your Head,' 'Paul's Boutique' and 'Licensed To Ill'
    Recorded 'Intergalactic,' 'Sabotage,' 'So What'cha Want,' 'Shake Your Rump,' 'Brass Monkey,' 'Girls,' 'She's Crafty,' 'No Sleep Till Brooklyn,' 'Paul Revere,' 'Hold It Now, Hit It,' 'Slow And Low' and 'Fight For Your Right'
    Some of their lyrics contain profanity.
    They used to be a frat boy group.
    They were wealthy teens from Manhattan when they met at a club and started out as a joke recording called 'Cookie Puss,' about a prank call to 'Carvel Ice Cream.'
    John Berry and Kate Schellenbach quit which somewhat set the others back.
    Some fans were offended by their immaturity, although their antics greatly upped their profile.
    Feminists groups protested their song 'Girls' even though the lyrics are intended as humorous satire.
    They moved to Los Angeles to improve their sound.
    Jazz musician and composer, James Newton, had a lawsuit against them for copyright infringement.
    They are vegetarians.
    They surprised themselves and others by making it big.
    Their joke song 'Cookie Puss' became a huge hit in New York's underground club scene.
    They are considered the most respected white hip-hop band (1990's).
    Adam Horovitz is married to actress Ione Skye.
    Mike Diamond is married to director Tamra Davis.
    Adam Yauch is married to Tibetan Dechen Wangdu.
    They played at 'New Yorkers Against Violence' benefit concerts.
    They opened for one of Madonna's tours and toured with RUN DMC.
    They dropped their heavy metal sound, added more old school hip hop/funk and updated the humor in their lyrics.

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