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Mike D

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Diamond was born in New York City to an upper-middle-class Jewish household. He attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York for six months. In 1979, Diamond co-founded the band The Young Aborigines. In 1981, Adam Yauch, aka MCA, a friend and follower of the band became their bass player, and on the suggestion of their then-guitar player, John Berry, the band changed their name to the Beastie Boys. By 1983,Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock) joined, and their sound began to shift away from punk to hip-hop. In 1992, Mike D founded the Beastie Boys' now-defunct record label Grand Royal Records. He is also interested in interior decoration, and designed Brooklyn-themed toile wallpaper; it was used in the renovation of the Marquee nightclub in Chelsea, which reopened in January 2013. A year after the passing of MCA in 2012, Mike D told Rolling Stone he was "excited about making new stuff again" and released "Humberto Vs the New Reactionaries (Christine and the Queens Remix)" in July 2013. A remix of Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band's "Bad Dancer" by Mike D and Adam Horovitz was streamed online in August 2013. The pair is credited with “additional beats, programming and other curve balls.”

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Nov 20, 1965 In Brooklyn - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Summer Breeze 1987-08-15
Latest Project:
Movie Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records 2013-06-21
Known For
Poster of 30 Rock
Poster of Beastie Boys 'Horseplay'
Poster of The Work of Director Spike Jonze
Poster of Keep Your Eyes Open
Movie Downloaded Himself 2013-06-20
Movie Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records Himself 2013-06-21
Movie Bad Brains: A Band in DC Himself 2012-06-06
Movie Ben Lee: Catch My Disease Himself 2012-11-06
Movie Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest Himself 2011-07-08
Movie Public Enemy: Welcome to the Terrordome Himself 2007-09-13
Movie Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! Himself 2006-03-31
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie Beastie Boys Solid Gold Hits Himself / Alasondro Alegre 2005-11-08
Movie Beastie Boys 'Horseplay' Himself 2004-10-25
Movie The Work of Director Spike Jonze Himself 2003-10-20
Movie Keep Your Eyes Open Officer Diamond 2002-03-01
Movie Beastie Boys: Video Anthology Himself / Alasondro Alegre 2000-11-21
Series Futurama Unknown 1999-03-28
Movie Beastie Boys: Sabotage The Chief (as Alasondro Alegré) 1997-12-10
Movie Tougher Than Leather himself 1988-09-26
Series Summer Breeze Unknown 1987-08-15