The Beastie Boys join Jay Z on the recent list of musicians to defeat copyright trolls TufAmerica in court.
Hey, the Beastie Boys won another court case! Last year, a court ruled that the makers of Monster Energy Drink would have to pay the group $1.7 million for unauthorized use of their music. And now, the Beasties are being let off for unauthorized use of other people’s music. The label TufAmerica, which struck a […]
What does Ben Stiller know about One Direction? Is Amanda Seyfried well-versed in which direction you’re supposed to swipe when using Tinder? Does Ad-Rock from the Beastie Boys use emoji, and if not, why not? These are the pressing questions of our life and times. Luckily, you will find out the answers to these pressing... Read more »
A New York judge throws out a copyright lawsuit, concluding that TufAmerica doesn't really have standing to sue. read more
Years after proclaiming, "I've got more spice than the Frugal Gourmet," former Beastie Boy Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz is stepping up his culinary game with a new sandwich he designed with New York bánh mì hotspot, Num Pang. Horovitz and Num Pang co-founders Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz offered Rolling Stone an exclusive look at...
Adam Horovitz, a.k.a. Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys, opens up about his fine performance in Noah Baumbach’s new film While We’re Young, the state of NYC, and his uncertain future.
Though he is best known as one-third of hip hop group Beastie Boys, Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock, has also maintained a sporadic acting career through the years. He’s mostly appeared in smaller indie fare and offbeat comedies, but in 1990 he auditioned for a role in Oliver Stone’s The Doors, and it did not go particularly well. Show More Summary
LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy is behind the score for the new Noah Baumbach film While We're Young, which stars Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Driver, and Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock. Today, he's shared a new piece of the soundtrack: a cover of David Bowie's "Golden Years". Show More Summary
The Roland TR-808 is the go-to drum machine for hip-hop. Artists like Afrika Bambaataa, the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Kanye West, Outkast and others have used this machine to create some of your favorite songs. Hell, even Marvin Gaye used an 808 on his amazing track, Sexual Healing. Show More Summary
Today we're excited to feature the travel setup for one of the founding members of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Beastie Boys collaborator and tour DJ, the Serial Wax Killer himself, the one and only Mix Master Mike. Mix Master Mike has had a very successful career and continues to be at the top of his game, playing shows around the world. Show More Summary
Despite being broken up, down one member, and not having released a proper album in four years, The Beastie Boys are still exceptionally popular. The group’s 1986 album License To Ill just obtained RIAA Diamond Status, meaning it has sold more than 10 million copies in the States alone. Show More Summary
Back in 2013, we learned that Ad-Rock and Mike D, the two surviving Beastie Boys, were working on a memoir together. They had signed on with Random House subsidiary Spiegel & Grau to write a book that would be “loosely structured as an oral history,” and they were planning to publish it in fall 2015. […]
Make some noise. Ben Daitz and Ratha Chaupoly have idolized Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz since they were kids, so their latest collaboration is somewhat of a dream come true. It's part of Num Pang's ongoing "Chefs Give Back" series, where...Show More Summary
LA Cops has two very distinctive influences. One is the Beastie Boys' iconic Sabotage video, an explosion of 1970s cop show cheese, all wide lapels, handlebar moustaches and aviator sunglasses, that sparked a million Student Union fancy dress club nights. Show More Summary
The iconic photographer on capturing magical moments with Bruce Springsteen, the Beastie Boys, Metallica and more Danny Clinch’s love of music and photography go hand in hand. He picked up a camera at a young age. “As soon as I started going to concerts with my friends, I’d bring a camera along, sneak it into the venues,” he told us. Show More Summary
Good Sunday Morning to you all! Hope you're having a chill Sunday, so I figured I'd go with some chill Beastie Boys instrumentals for you all. Here's what's on today's menu: NBC Meet the Press Big guests: House Majority Leader KevinShow More Summary
Topic: Books The OED quotes the Beastie Boys nine times! That’s a pretty respectable tally for any modern author, let alone a trio of rappers whose renown is largely due to a song called “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)”. Show More Summary
The Rolling Stones’ newest live member. ALICIA ROSE What do you say to Mick Jagger when he calls up and asks you to join the Rolling Stones? "Let me check my day planner"? "Sorry, Mick, I've got a tapestry-making webinar that week"? (I'm riffing here.) No, when Mick Jagger calls, you're on the next plane out of town. Show More Summary
St. Vincent won "Best Alternative Music Album" at the Grammys tonight (before the telecast)! Past winners of that award include U2, REM, Tom Waits, Beck, Nirvana, Radiohead, Beastie Boys, Coldplay, The White Stripes, The Black Keys, Bon Iver, Gotye,...
It's a kind of Grey Album 2.0: Beatles songs mashed up with KRS-One, Kool Moe Dee, Salt-n-Pepa, Nas, Rakim, WuTang, Public Enemy, Beastie Boys and many others -- get it before the censorship campaign kicks in! Read the rest