Adam "Adrock" Horovitz
If there was ever a popularity contest
amongst the members of the Beastie Boys, Adam Horovitz would
come out the winner. To prove this point, consider going
in with two other people, each spending $333.00 to divide
up a set of the Beastie Boys action figures. Now ask yourself:
"If I have to choose which figure I want, who would
it be?" Follow that with: "Which figure is everyone
else going to want for their $333.00?"
Being probably the most popular with
female fans, it should be noted that Adam has had a handful
of very public relationships. During the Licensed
to Ill tour he was romantically involved with actress
Molly Ringwald. Following
the band's move to Los Angeles in the late 1980s, he met
and fell in love with actress Ione
Skye and later married her. After the demise of that
marriage, Adam was seen with Kathleen Hanna, who is best
known for her work with the bands Le Tigre and Bikini Kill.
Adrock wasn't always a member of
Beastie Boys though; he and Dave
Scilken were in a band called The Young and the Useless.
The Young and the Useless had a sound similar to that of
the earlier incarnation of the Beastie Boys. The Young and
the Useless put out the very rare and sought after Real
Men Don't Floss ep, which to this day brings top dollar
in online auctions.
Adrock joined the Beastie Boys during
their metamorphosis into a hip hop act and the rest is history.
Yet recently Adrock has ventured more deeply into his hobby
of collecting beats, releasing both the self-titled
BS 2000 album as well as Simply Mortified with partner
Along with making music, Adrock as
also made a few full length feature films. "Lost Angels"
was released in 1989 and "Roadside Prophets" was
put out in 1992. He also has had memorable roles in "A
Kiss Before Dying" and "Cityscrapes", which
stars his friend Max Perlich
and his former wife Ione Skye. Before appearing on the large
screen though, Adam guest-starred on a 1985 episode of the