Yesterday, news broke that, in his will, the late Adam Yauch had prohibited Beastie Boys' songs from being used in advertisements. Today, Variety reports (via Consequence of Sound) that the Beastie Boys have sued Monster Energy Drink for copyright infringement. Show More Summary
Don't expect to ever hear the Beastie Boys in any Budweiser commercial, or any other ad for that matter. From Adam Yauch's will: ""Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, in no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes." (via Rolling Stone)
Just what exactly are Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz and the executor of the estate of the late Adam Yauch claiming? read more
Dead rapper MCA forbids the use of his 'image, name or music' in commercials One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 14:50 ON Fri 10 Aug 2012 THE WILL of Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch, who died earlier this year, contains a clause that prevents...Show More Summary
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Don't expect to hear MCA's rhymes in a non-Beasties project anytime soon — or ever — as Adam Yauch's will definitively prevented it. Rolling Stone says the will reads "in no event may my image or name or any music or any artistic property created by me be used for advertising purposes," specifying ... More »
Photo by Ari Marcopoulos The late Adam Yauch-- aka Beastie Boys' MCA-- took care to ensure his legacy as a true punk before he died. DNAInfo reports that his will prohibits the use of Beastie Boys songs in advertisements, which happens often with deceased artists. Show More Summary
The late Adam “MCA” Yauch took pains to keep from becoming a tool of the man even in death. According to DNA Info, Yauch’s will—filed in Manhattan Surrogate Court earlier this week—states that “his image, music, and any art he created...Show More Summary
The late, great Adam "MCA" Yauch made sure he wouldn't ever become a corporate shill, even posthumously. In his will, which was filed in Manhattan Surrogate Court on Tuesday, the Beastie Boy stated that "his image, music and any art he created could not be used for advertising," according to DNA Info. [ more › ]
What would have been the late, great Adam "MCA" Yauch's 48th birthday is coming up on August 5th, and fans are planning a pair of events to celebrate his life. This Saturday, August 4th (which actually marks three months since Yauch's...Show More Summary
Last month in London I spotted this wonderful mural in Shoreditch that pays tribute to Adam “MCA” Yauch of Beastie Boys. It’s part of a larger mural by Jim “Probs” Vision that is an homage to the late French artist Jean Giraud aka Moebius. photo by Scott Beale
Industry, friends and fellow artists continue to remember and pay tribute to Adam Yauch, MCA, from the Beastie Boys. Beastie Boys creative director, artist Haze, has been invited to the MCA Billboard Project in LA and his ‘Namaste’ billboard just went up at Santa Monica and Vine. Check out the Shepard Fairey billboards from the project [...]
When many of us heard about Adam "MCA" Yauch’s passing, we hopped on Twitter to express shock and our condolences. Maybe we pasted an epitaph like “you have to fight, for your right, to party,” so long as it fit within 140 characters. But...Show More Summary
image via Arrested Motion and FRESHNGOOD Shepard Fairey was asked to participate in a tribute billboard project to show respect and to remember the late Beastie Boy, Adam “MCA” Yauch. Two billboards in Los Angeles, California feature Fairey’s design that include a photo by Glen E. Friedman. image via Shepard Fairey image via Shepard Fairey [...]
Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys has been memorialized anew around town, this time by none other than Shepard Fairey. [ more › ]
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Shepard Fairey was recently asked to participate in a homegrown project to show respect and remembrance to the late Adam Yauch (MCA) of the Beastie Boys. The project consisted of doing up a few memorial billboards around Los Angeles. Shepard’s contribution features on 2 billboards; one on Sunset at Las Palmas and another on [...]
Don't let it distract you from the song, but see if you can catch the quick homage.
The good-bye-LCD documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits, which is being distributed by the late Adam Yauch's film company, Oscilloscope Laboratories, will screen at theaters across the U.S. on July 18 as a "one-night-only engagement." So far there's only one location per city, so if you were one of ... More »