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Beastie Boys Will Finally Publish Their Memoir - But Don't Expect An Ordinary Book Experience

It's been nearly five years in the making, but the Beastie Boys are finally ready to publish their eagerly anticipated memoir, which remains as yet untitled. Surviving members of the group, Mike D and Ad-Rock,...

Beastie Boys Early Member John Berry Dies Aged 52

One of the founding members of the Beastie Boys, John Berry, has died at the age of 52 following complications with his frontal lobe dementia. While he was not one of the more prominent members...

Beastie Boys Inviting Students To Produce At Oscilloscope Studios

The Sabotage rappers - Michael 'Mike D' Diamond, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz, and the late Adam 'MCA' Yauch - made their albums To The 5 Boroughs, The Mix Up and Hot Sauce Committee Pt....

Mark Ronson Rues Pink Suit Fashion Howler

The Uptown Funk hitmaker was the subject of much comment from critics when he attended the Versace for H&M event in New York City in 2011 in the gaudy outfit, which he teamed...

Beastie Boys Will Never Play Live Without Mca

Beastie Boys will never play live again.The 'Fight For Your Right' hitmakers have confirmed they'll never perform again, following the death of member Adam 'MCA' Yauch in 2012, aged 47 due to cancer.The news came...

Beastie Boys Awarded Legal Fees After Copyright Lawsuit Win

Last year (14), a jury at Manhattan federal court in New York ruled against the defendants after an eight-day trial, during which the energy drink company's bosses admitted using the band's music, including...

Liam Howlett Wanted Showdown With Ad-rock Over Song Complaint

Horovitz contacted Howlett ahead of his band's appearance at Reading Festival in England in 1998 after learning the British dance group planned to play their hit Smack My B**ch Up at the event....

Beastie Boys Book Delayed

The two rappers announced in 2013 that they had inked a deal for their joint memoir of the group's history following the death of third member Adam 'MCA' Yauch the previous year (12)....

Ad-rock Eyeing The Walking Dead Role

The Beastie Boys star is a big fan of the TV show and now he's hoping his latest role in acclaimed film While We're Young will land him a role. He tells...

Beastie Boys Win Sample Battle

A New York judge has thrown out a copyright lawsuit against the rappers, concluding that executives at TufAmerica, who filed suit the day before band member Adam Yauch died in 2012, had no...

Blondie Headline Itunes Festival

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...

Jason Mraz To Tour New York's Five Boroughs

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...

Monster Beverage Bosses To Appeal Ruling In Beastie Boys Copyright Case

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...

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

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...

Beastie Boys Win $1.7 Million In Copyright Battle

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...

The Beastie Boys Now Embroiled In $2m Copyright Dispute

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...

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

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...

Beastie Boys Pledge Not To Make New Music Without Mca

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Beastie Boys Fans Calling For New York Street Honour

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...

Beastie Boys Sue Toy Company

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...

Beastie Boys Legal Threats Dropped

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,...

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

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...

Beastie Boys Win Copyright Battle Over Girls Ad

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...

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

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...

Toy Company Versus The Beastie Boys: The Copyright Saga Continues

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...

Beastie Boys Threaten Legal Action Over Girls Video Parody

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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