The Beastie Boys will join the ranks of Madonna, R.E.M., David Bowie, and Peter Gabriel when the band picks up a Video Vanguard Award at this year's MTV Video Music Awards next week.
The Beasties will be rewarded for a career's worth of videos that range from party boy romps like "She's On It" to the impressionist animation of "Shadrach" to pop culture spoofs like "Sabotage" and "Intergalactic."
It's not yet known if the Boys longtime video partner, Nathaniel Hornblower, will return to the VMA stage where he once bumrushed an acceptance speech by R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe.
Last year, Mariah Carey was on hand to present the Video Vanguard award to rapper L.L. Cool J.
The Boys will pick up this year's award, and will perform as well, when the VMAs are handed out Thursday, September 10 at 8 p.m.