John Lennon sang about being the "Egg Man" in "I Am The Walrus
," but the Beastie Boys claim the moniker on this song. The mischievous trio enjoyed throwing eggs at people, and their newfound riches from their debut album Licensed to Ill
only enabled the habit.
After leaving their original label, Def Jam, and getting a $750,000 advance to sign with Capitol, they spent some time at the stylish Mondrian hotel in Los Angeles, where they threw eggs from the roof at the folks below. Hotel management politely asked them to stop.