In court last week, the Beastie Boys confirmed that they will not make new music after the passing of Adam Yauch aka MCA. The remaining Beasties, Mike D and Ad-Rock, are embroiled in a lawsuit against Monster Beverage Corp. for using their songs in promotional material without their permission. Show More Summary
Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys and Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie will be making appearances at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, but they won’t be performing. Instead, Ad-Rock and Gibbard have contributed scores to two films that will be showing. Show More Summary
Via Billboard Biz: In two recent legal spats involving copyrighted music of Marvin Gaye and the Beastie Boys, the copyright owners found themselves sued by the very parties alleged to be doing the infringing. Yes, you read that right. Show More Summary
By now, you may have seen the adorable advertisement by GoldieBlox, which rewrites the lyrics to the Beastie Boys’ “Girls” to encourage girls to get into math and science. The Beasties have seen it too, and they’re not very happy about the use of their music in an ad. Show More Summary
What happens when you combine Librarians with the Beastie Boys? This, and trust us, this is something the world desperately needed. Big ups to the comedic visionaries of the Mike and Duane Show, who’ve also put their silly spin on Michael...Show More Summary
The surviving Beastie Boys are back at it, but this time, they’ve joined up with Tune-Yards and Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono Band. They all came together on the Plastic Ono Band’s upcoming album Take Me To the Land of Hell, to be released Sept. Show More Summary
Remember that awesome 10-minute musical journey from Mike D of the Beastie Boys that we shared with your last week? Well, we’re not the only ones who are excited to hear some new tunes from the man. He had this to say in a recent interview...Show More Summary
So what that it’s a little expensive. You can own your own piece or rock’n'roll history. But maybe you should lay off the ollies. Via Spin: A new Beastie Boys-themed skateboard designed by famed photographer David LaChappelle has gone on sale to benefit charity, as the Hollywood Reporter points out. Show More Summary
According to Beastie Boy Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, you should never, ever let former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy stay at your house. Via The Vulture: About fifteen minutes later, Horovitz sees James Murphy and says, “There’s James Murphy. Show More Summary
Juxtapoz, whose new isssue is dedicated to MCA, put this pretty little history together. Don’t miss out on the rest of their amazing Beasties coverage. Read and comment. From thedailyswarm.com.
Brooklyn Vegan: Palmetto Playground on Columbia Street in Brooklyn Heights was officially rechristened Adam Yauch Park this morning in a ceremony attended by Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz (aka Ad-Rock), Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Frances Yauch, the mother of Adam (aka MCA ) who died on May 4, 2012. Read and comment. From brooklynvegan.com.
After months of pressure from lobbying from Beastie Boys fans, the city of New York has agreed to change the name of Brooklyn’s Palmetto Playground, where Beastie Boy Adam Yauch hung out as a child and teenager, to Adam Yauch playground. Show More Summary
Via Juxtapoz: It has been a year since the passing of one of music most prominent sons, Adam “MCA” Yauch. We wanted to do something special this year, and In tribute to MCA and the undeniable impact the Beastie Boys have had on our art...Show More Summary
There’s a lot of gold in this rediscovered interview from the ’80s, including the origins of the Beastie Boys name. Via Spin: In the clip, the late Adam “MCA” Yauch explains the origin of the group’s name: “It’s from the good old days. Show More Summary
Surviving Beastie Boys Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz have signed a deal with Random House imprint Spiegel and Grau to release a Beastie Boys memoir. Via Exclaim: According to the New York Times, the Beasties’ book...Show More Summary
Beastie Boy and proud Brooklynite Mike D has spent the last few months helping folks in the Hurricane Sandy-ravaged Rockaways neighborhood with a free food truck called the Rockaway Plate Lunch. Via Electric Banana: As he explained to...Show More Summary
Back in the summer, just one day before the untimely passing of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, the Boys were hit with a sampling-related lawsuit by record label TufAmerica. The suit says that the Beasties used unlicensed samples by go-go band...Show More Summary
Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys has composed the music for a new short film appearing on the New York Times called Off The Rails. The films documents the Northeast Corridor, the Amtrak line which connects New York and Washington D.C., to give an illuminating glimpse of the U.S. economy. Via The New York Times: Read and comment. From thedailyswarm.com.
He’s going to be working in music, according to the New York Daily News: A source close to Cohen tells Confidenti@l exclusively that the 52-year-old music mogul, who has worked with the Beastie Boys and Foxy Brown, has been secretly developing a talent management company for the past two years while working at Warner. Show More Summary
After the release of their seminal 1989 album, Paul’s Boutique, the Beastie Boys were relishing their spot in the sun, as evidenced by this Q&A atop the Capitol Records building during their release party. Via ”Spin”: Pauly Shore is on hand, and a plane writes BEASTIE BOYS in the sky. Show More Summary