Now, it's late and I really should be in the land of nod but I have just received an email holding some incredible news.
The Beastie Boys are to be inducted with this year's round of inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The group, that are still going strong, have finally received the honour. Despite the rumours, Rakim and Eric B did not make the cut this year but it is fair to presume that the call is not long away.
Simply awesome news to cap a difficult year for the iconic hip hop collective.
The induction ceremony is to take place on 14th April 2012 in Cleveland. Other artists entering the hall this year include: Guns & Roses, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan, Freddie King and group Small Faces.