The Beastie Boys' Michael Diamond is resting and relaxing after undergoing surgery at a New York City hospital to treat the shoulder he injured during a bicycle accident in late July.
Doctors at Lenox Hill Hospital operated on Diamond on August 2, and all indications are that the procedures to reconstruct the torn ligaments in his right shoulder were a success (see Beasties' Mike D To Undergo Shoulder Surgery").
The wounded Beastie has been ordered to wear an arm sling for the next to four to six weeks, with the total recovery and rehabilitation time expected to sideline Mike D for at least three months.
While tour organizers are still holding out hope that the Beastie Boys and Rage Against The Machine's joint "Rhyme & Reason 2000" tour can be rescheduled for later in the fall, refunds are currently being offered to all those who have already snatched up tickets to the planned outing (see "Beasties, Rage Team For 'Rhyme & Reason 2000' Tour").
In the meantime, Beastie Boys fans can look forward to the October 10 release of the band's DVD "Video Anthology," a collection of 18 Beastie Boys videos dating back to the "Paul's Boutique" era, including "Sabotage," "Hey Ladies," "So What'Cha Want," and "Intergalactic."
The "Beastie Boys Video Anthology" was compiled and overseen by Adam Yauch, and features audio commentary from both the band and several of the video directors, including Spike Jonze, Tamra Davis, and David Prez.
The DVD also includes multiple remixes of each song and video on the set by the likes of Bentley Rhythm Ace, Fatboy Slim, Moby, Prince Paul, Mario Caldato, and Soul Assassins, among others.