All of this reminds me: whatever happened to the Beastie Boys, anyway? Turns out, they’re still rockin’, after all these years. Wikipedia tells us that “their eighth studio album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, was released on May 3, 2011, and received positive reviews.” And just to show that I haven’t been paying attention, Wikipedia goes on to say this:
Beastie Boys have had four albums reach the top of the Billboard album charts (Licensed to Ill, Ill Communication, Hello Nasty and To The 5 Boroughs) since 1986. In the November 2004 issue, Rolling Stone named "Sabotage" the 475th song on their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. In their April 2005 issue, Rolling Stone ranked them No.77 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. VH1 ranked them No.89 on their list of their 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. On September 27, 2007, it was announced that Beastie Boys were one of the nine nominees for the 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions.