Your Brain On Drugs; Bad Boys Regroup

Bad brains finally put it back together and are opening shows for the

Beastie Boys again. As you may remember, the hardcore pioneers were

all set to open the Beasties' kickoff date in Montreal May 15th, when

frontman "HR" suddenly punched out the band's manager, then was

briefly stopped at the US border for possession of marijuana, and then

just disappeared. Now he's back, and was on hand with the rest of the

Bad Brains at a Thursday (June 1) night show in Sacramento,

California. As for the Beastie Boys themselves, they've just released

a mini-album called "Root Down" -- which consists of three mixes of

that song -- off their Ill Communication album (like let's get

ill), plus seven live tracks from a European outing last winter.