Kate Schellenbach (born January 5, 1966, New York City, New York) is the former drummer for The Beastie Boys from 1981 to 1984, and drummed for Luscious Jackson until the band broke up in spring of 2000, and then when they re-formed in 2011.
Schellenbach was also the drummer for the New York all-girl punk band, the Lunachicks, during the summer of 1992.
She was later segment producer on Lopez Tonight and a producer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She appeared on screen on a show first aired on December 4, 2007, playing the bongos with host Ellen DeGeneres.
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Schellenbach attended New York City's Stuyvesant High School. She was romantically linked to Josephine Wiggs. During their relationship they appeared on the cover of The Advocate, a national LGBT magazine published in the United States. They formed the short-lived band Ladies Who Lunch, and Schellenbach played drums on Luscious Jackson's side-project, Kostars, which Wiggs recorded and co-produced.
Schellenbach was also the drummer for the New York based advanced commercial performance group, Hagatha.