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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 31 October 1966South Orange, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameAdam Keefe Horovitz
Nicknames Adrock
The King Ad-Rock
The Kid
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

After leaving his band "The Young And The Useless", Adam Horovitz joined Mike D and Adam Yauch in the Beastie Boys, opening for Madonna on her famous "Like a Virgin" tour.

Adam has also appeared in films such as Lost Angels (1989) with Donald Sutherland and Roadside Prophets (1992) with John Doe. He is the son of actor/director/producer/writer Israel Horovitz and Doris O'Keefe, an artist/painter. His brother is actor Matthew Horovitz and his sister is film producer Rachael Horovitz.

Adam was involved in releasing experimental music with Amery Smith as a member of the "BS2000" project.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Robb Hand

Spouse (2)

Kathleen Hanna (2006 - present)
Ione Skye (1991 - 1999) (divorced)

Trivia (15)

The other two Beastie Boys admitted that he was the author of about 80% of the music on the album "Hello Nasty".
His mother died of causes related to alcoholism while he was in his teens.
Is the Beastie Boys' guitarist.
Few people know that he suffered from a major epileptic fit, caused from flash photography. His seizures are now under control and is under constant medical supervision.
Pursued an acting career in the late 1980s and early 1990s, typically getting James Dean-style parts as brooding, troubled young men. He apparently abandoned his acting career in 1994, although he returned to the screen in Noah Baumbach's While We're Young (2014).
Although born while his mother was visiting in New Jersey, he was raised in Manhattan, where he still lives.
Although he plays guitar with the Beastie Boys, Adam is also skilled on the drums, keyboards, and bass.
Shares a birthday with Vanilla Ice.
Ex-son-in-law of Donovan and Enid Graddis.
Former brother-in-law of Donovan Leitch Jr., Astrella Celeste, Oriole Nebula Leitch and Shaun Ryder.
Best friend is actress Nadia Dajani.
He and ex father-in-law Donovan were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the same night.
He is of Ashkenazi Jewish (father) and Irish (mother) descent.

Personal Quotes (2)

I read in the news and heard from my friends all about the sexual assaults that went down at Woodstock 1999, and made me feel really sad and angry. Well I was thinking why should I just feel mad about it and not do anything about it? And I think we can do something about it. As musicians. Now I'm talking to all the musicians here. I think we can talk to the promoters and make sure they're doing something about the safety of all the girls and the women that come to our shows. I think we can talk and work with the security people to make sure they know and understand about sexual harassment and rape, and they know how to handle these situations. You know what I'm saying? Respectfully. Anyways I wanna dedicate this award to everybody out there that's down to make change happen. Thanks. ---- Adam Horovitz at the MTV VMA's 1999.
I feel like we are honest. I feel like we are brave men. I feel we are erotic in ways, sexy - I mean, to us. You know, what's sexy to you might not be sexy to someone else. Hardened, creative certainly, sensitive. There are lot of different words I could throw out to describe us as a band.

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