Kate Schellenbach

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Kate Schellenbach
Born (1966-01-05) January 5, 1966 (age 51)
Origin New York City, New York
Occupation(s) Drummer
  • Drums
  • vocals
Years active 1981–present
Associated acts

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

Schellenbach was born in New York City, New York. 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 the summer of 1992.

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's 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 life[edit]

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 appeared on the cover of 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.


  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. ^ Gaar, Gillian G (2002), She's a Rebel: The History of Women in Rock & Roll, Seal Press, p. 395, ISBN 1-58005-078-6 
  3. ^ Walters, Barry (December 9, 1997), "Rock's queer evolution", The Advocate, archived from the original on November 9, 2007, retrieved September 1, 2007  .

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