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Beastie Boys Seeking Legal Fees After Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Victory

19th January 2015

The Beastie Boys are seeking almost $2.5 million (£1.6 million) in legal fees from Monster Beverage Corp. after bosses at the energy drinks firm lost a copyright infringement case last year (14).A jury at Manhattan...

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13th January 2015

Hip-hop veterans the Beastie Boys have finally shared the video for their Too Many Rappers track, four years after it was shot. The promo, directed by Roman Coppola, features late bandmate Adam 'MCA' Yauch, who...

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Blondie Headline Itunes Festival

17th September 2014

Blondie treated their fans to covers of Beastie Boys and Dee-Lite hits at their iTunes Festival show last night (16.09.14).The American rockers - who are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year - interspersed 'Rapture' and...

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Jason Mraz To Tour New York's Five Boroughs

17th July 2014

Singer Jason Mraz is aiming to follow in the footsteps of David Bowie and the Beastie Boys by becoming only the third musician to perform in each of New York's five boroughs on the same...

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Monster Beverage Bosses To Appeal Ruling In Beastie Boys Copyright Case

9th June 2014

Bosses at energy drinks firm Monster Beverage Corp. have vowed to appeal a court ruling ordering them to pay the Beastie Boys $1.7 million (£1.06 million) for copyright infringement.A jury at Manhattan federal court in...

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Fight For Your Right: Beastie Boys Collect $1.7m In Monster Copyright Battle

By Lauren James | 6th June 2014

The Beastie Boys have been awarded $1.7 (£1.1) million in a case battling the unauthorised use of their music in adverts by the fizzy drinks brand, Monster. After some deliberation, jurors decided to order Monster...

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Beastie Boys Awarded $1.7 Million

6th June 2014

Beastie Boys have been awarded $1.7 million in a copyright lawsuit.The surviving members of the hip-hop group - Michael 'Mike D' Diamond and Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz - have been handed the payout after winning their...

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Beastie Boys Win $1.7 Million In Copyright Battle

5th June 2014

The Beastie Boys have been awarded $1.7 million (£1.06 million) in damages for copyright infringement.The hip-hop group's lawyer, Kevin Puvalowski, had been seeking at least $2 million (£1.2 million) in compensation from bosses at Monster...

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The Beastie Boys Now Embroiled In $2m Copyright Dispute

By Victoria Pavlova | 5th June 2014

Anyone following pop culture news of late will have noticed that copyright disputes are kind of The Beastie Boys’ thing of late. Following the GoldieBlox issue last year, in March 2014, the Boys denied Arnold...

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Beastie Boys Lawyer Asks Jury To Award Band $2 Million In Copyright Case

5th June 2014

A lawyer representing the Beastie Boys has urged jurors overseeing his clients' copyright infringement trial to award the band at least $2 million (Gbp1.2 million) in damages.In his closing arguments on Wednesday (04Jun14), Kevin Puvalowski...

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Beastie Boys Pledge Not To Make New Music Without Mca

3rd June 2014

The surviving members of the Beastie Boys have vowed not to record new music under the group's name after making a promise to late rapper Adam 'mca' Yauch before his death in 2012.The hip-hop trio...

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Beastie Boys Rejected Offer To Use Sabotage For Schwarzenegger Film

2nd June 2014

The Beastie Boys rejected a big money deal to allow the producers of Arnold Schwarzenegger's recent movie Sabotage to use their song of the same name - because they aren't fans of the action star.Michael...

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Beastie Boys Star Testifies In First Day Of Copyright Trial

28th May 2014

Beastie Boys star Adam 'ad-Rock' Horovitz took the stand in New York on Wednesday (28May14) as the band's copyright infringement case against the bosses of Monster Beverage Corp went to trial.Ad-Rock and bandmate Michael 'Mike...

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Why Isn't The Beastie Boys Vs Monster An Open And Shut Case?

By Jack de Aguilar | 28th May 2014

The Beastie boys have a pretty strong case against Monster Beverage Corp; the manufacturer and seller of caffeinated energy drinks is being sued by hip hop outfit for the unauthorised use of their songs, including...

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Beastie Boys Once Again Fight For Their Right... Copyright, That Is.

By Victoria Pavlova | 28th May 2014

The Beastie Boys are involved in another copyright lawsuit this week (the previous one against GoldieBlox ended in March with a settlement for an undisclosed amount). This time, the offending company is Monster Energy Drinks...

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Beastie Boys Star Ad-rock To Take The Stand In Copyright Infringement Case

26th May 2014

Beastie Boys star Adam 'ad-Rock' Horovitz is expected to testify in the band's copyright infringement case against Monster Energy Drink this week (begs26May14).The rapper, Mike Diamond and their bandmate Adam Yauch's widow, Denchen Yauch, filed...

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Toy Company Issues Apology To Beastie Boys

19th March 2014

Bosses at toy company GoldieBlox have issued an apology to rap group the Beastie Boys after settling a legal battle surrounding the use of their track Girls.The rap group's surviving members Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz and...

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Beastie Boys Reach Settlement With Toy Company

18th March 2014

The Beastie Boys have reached a settlement with bosses of a toy company to end a legal battle over their hit track Girls.The rappers became embroiled in a dispute with executives of GoldieBlox last year...

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Beastie Boys New Street Corner Honour To Go Before Officials On Tuesday

13th January 2014

Officials in Manhattan, New York are to vote on whether to approve proposals for a Beastie Boys honour on Tuesday night (14Jan14).Fans of the rap trio have called on Manhattan Community Board members to rename...

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Spike Jonze Wrote Movie Script With Beastie Boys

27th December 2013

Filmmaker Spike Jonze once helped the Beastie Boys write a movie script inspired by the hip-hop trio's music video for 1994 hit Sabotage.The Being John Malkovich director took charge of the rappers' hilarious promo for...

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Beastie Boys Fans Calling For New York Street Honour

18th December 2013

Fans of the Beastie Boys are lobbying officials in New York to rename a street intersection featured on their 1989 album, Paul's Boutique, after the hip-hop trio.A petition has been set up on Change.org by...

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Beastie Boys Sue Toy Company

12th December 2013

Rappers the Beastie Boys have filed suit against bosses of the toy company behind the video parody of their Girls hit, insisting the quirky online promo infringes on their copyright.GoldieBlox executives used the New York...

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Beastie Boys Star Teams Up For Show With Spoof Rapper

9th December 2013

Beastie Boys star Adam 'ad-Rock' Horovitz stunned fans by performing a mini gig at a New York bar on Sunday (08Dec13).The hip-hop icon made a guest appearance at Joe's Pub to perform with a spoof...

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Beastie Boys Legal Threats Dropped

28th November 2013

Beastie Boys have received a letter from a toy company which has backed down after threatening to sue them. The two surviving members of the group - Mike Diamond, aka Mike D and Adam Horovitz,...

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Goldieblox Removes Beastie Boys Song From Video To Avoid More Legal Disputes

By Nick Hill | 28th November 2013

GoldieBlox has withdrawn the Beastie Boys song from their viral video to avoid a legal battle with the band. The Californian toy company, used their song 'Girls', with different lyrics, in a viral advertising video...

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Beastie Boys Win Copyright Battle Over Girls Ad

27th November 2013

The Beastie Boys have won their battle to have their song Girls removed from a popular new online toy ad.Lawyers representing the rappers fired off a cease and desist letter to bosses at Goldieblox last...

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The Beastie Boys Aren't Suing Goldieblox After All, But Goldieblox Are Still Suing The Beasties

By Joe Wilde | 26th November 2013

GoldieBlox may have shot themselves in the foot if they wanted to appear as the victims in the ongoing saga surrounding their online advertising campaign that features the Beastie Boys song 'Girls.' After claiming that...

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Toy Company Versus The Beastie Boys: The Copyright Saga Continues

By Victoria Pavlova | 25th November 2013

The viral GoldieBlox ad, which flipped a Beastie Boys song on its head is pretty admirable, but that doesn’t save it from violating copyright. This is what the Boys themselves claim in an open letter...

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Beastie Boys Threaten Legal Action Over Girls Video Parody

23rd November 2013

The Beastie Boys have threatened the bosses of a toy company with legal action if they don't drop a viral advertising video that features a version of their song Girls.In the Goldieblox Princess MAChine advert,...

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Best Ad We've Ever Seen Turns Beastie Boys Sexist 'Girls' Around [Video]

By Lauren James | 21st November 2013

In the face of a generation of mute princesses, vacuous models, and shallow celebrities, toy company GoldieBlox have designed a range of fun yet challenging toys aimed to engage little girls with the world of...

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