Long before they became Buddhists and vegans, the members of the Beastie Boys -- Ad-Rock, MCA and Mike D -- were just obnoxious. In fact, "Rolling Stone" published an article on the band entitled "Three Idiots Create a Masterpiece." The masterpiece to which they refer is 1986's "Licensed To Ill," the diamond-selling LP that spawned "(You Gotta Fight) For Your Right (To Party!)"

When they took their show on the road, the main prop was a 20-foot-high inflatable penis. That - plus their incitement for girls in the audience to pull up their tops - led the town of Columbus, Georgia to enact legislation prohibiting similarly lewd behaviour on public property shortly after their performance there.