The Beastie Boys have released a new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, the hip-hop trio's eighth in 25 years. Here are some of the highlights from the group's career:

  • 1979: Mike D's mom throws away his best porno mag, resulting in years of psychotherapy
  • 1983: The group crank calls Carvel Ice Cream headquarters and is caught off guard when Cooky Puss is put on the phone as requested
  • 1987: The music video for "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)" first airs on MTV, forever altering the way rap music is collectively screamed into landline telephones
  • 1989: Jesus Christ, Paul's Boutique came out 22 years ago? Jesus Christ
  • 1994: Michael "Mike D" Diamond's parents discover an Ill Communication CD in the family car and are very disappointed to learn that their son is a multiplatinum-selling hip-hop artist
  • 2004–2005: MCA enters a deep, unwavering Buddhist meditative state in which he generates every known rhyme for the word "ill"
  • 2007: Midnight release of The Mix-Up is canceled when it's revealed the Beasties and their legion of fans all have to get up early the next morning to drive their kids to middle school
  • 2009: Adam Yauch announces that he is undergoing treatment for cancer, with a special guest appearance by Biz Markie