On April 4th in 1992, Beastie Boys played the Palladium in L.A. This was the FIRST time they played instruments at a concert. Believe me, I have scoured the internet trying to find some footage, but you can go ahead look it up too. With the release of Check Your Head, the Beasties ended up showing off their instrumental skills and *kisses fingers like a chef* It's good stuff. You can check out this 1992 interview/story with Beastie Boys HERE and learn more about what was going on with the band back then. Proof of their instrument playing? Well, as seen below, they liked to just jam on MTV:
And "Sabotage" wouldn't be the same without those instruments.