Kate Schellenbach

Kate Schellenbach (born January 5, 1966) is an American musician and television producer. She is the drummer of Luscious Jackson and was a founding member of the Beastie Boys.

Kate Schellenbach
Schellenbach twirling a drumstick
Kate Schellenbach in 2013
Background information
Born (1966-01-05) January 5, 1966 (age 54)
New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Drums
  • vocals
Years active1981–present
Associated acts

Schellenbach was born in New York City. She played with the Beastie Boys from 1981 to 1984, and drummed for Luscious Jackson until the band broke up in spring of 2000, and again when they re-formed in 2011.

Schellenbach was also the drummer for the punk band the Lunachicks, during early 1993 for a very short period of time, before recruiting Chip English.

She was later an Emmy Award-winning segment producer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show appearing on screen on a show first aired on December 4, 2007, playing the bongos with host Ellen DeGeneres. She has also worked as a producer on Lopez Tonight, Kathy, Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings, Chelsea Lately, Hello Ross, and currently The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Personal lifeEdit

Schellenbach attended New York City's math and science high school, Stuyvesant High School.[1] She was romantically linked to the Breeders bassist, Josephine Wiggs. During their relationship, they were featured in an article in The Advocate, a national LGBT magazine published in the United States.[2][3] 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.[4]


  1. ^ Smith, Alex (September 24, 2001). "Q&A With Mike D. of the Beastie Boys". Time. Archived from the original on November 8, 2001. Retrieved April 25, 2008.
  2. ^ Frutkin, Alan (November 9, 1994), "Luscious Lesbians", The Advocate, retrieved June 21, 2018
  3. ^ Gaar, Gillian G (2002), She's a Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & Roll, Seal Press, p. 395, ISBN 1-58005-078-6
  4. ^ Kostars Biographies

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