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
A lawyer went after the Beastie Boys' Mike D on the witness stand Monday, trying to undercut his claim that the band wouldn't let Arnold Schwarzenegger use their smash "Sabotage" for his box office dud of the same name.
Michael (Mike D) Diamond said in Manhattan Federal Court on Friday that the band was offered "a lot of money" but turned down the offer.
Monster Beverage Corp. released a statement regarding a lawsuit filed against its Monster Energy unit by the music group the Beastie Boys.
Monster Beverage issued a statement on the Beastie Boys lawsuit, which sees the veteran hip hop group seeking over $2 million for using its songs in a video that was online for five weeks. Monster...
It has been a year of legal dealings for the Beastie Boys, with the band fighting for their right to keep their songs out of ads and promotional videos. After coming to an out-of-court agreement with kids toys manufacturers...
After filing a copyright infringement lawsuit against Monster Energy Drink back in August 2012, the Beastie Boy are facing off against the beverage company in a New York City court this week. And because not everyone in the legal system is down with rap lingo, the players involved had to get down to brass monkeys — err, brass tax about … [More]
The surviving Beastie Boys are fighting for their right to get paid this week. Adam "Ad Rock" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond, appeared in a New York court to demand more than $2 million from Monster Energy drink, which had used...Show More Summary
Copyright Troll AF Holdings loses key appeal, Beastie Boys testify against Monster over use of music and designer sues Spike Lee over Oldboy posters. The post 3 Count: AF is OFF appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
The Beastie Boys are suing Monster Beverage Corp. over using their music in a promotional video posted just days after the death of member Adam Yauch, who specified in his will that his music was never to be used in ads. The case went to trial in New York yesterday,...
Two years ago, just days after the death of Beastie Boys member Adam “MCA” Yauch, Monster Energy Drink featured five Beasties songs from Z-Trip’s Beasties Megamix in a promo video for a snowboarding event called Ruckus In The Rockies. The end of the video featured the phrase “RIP MCA” in the same typeface as Monster’s [...]
NEW YORK (AP) — A Beastie Boys rapper says the legendary hip-hop group would never license songs to Beastie Boys Rapper Testifies At NY Trial - -
YOU GOTTA fight for your right to protect your music. Beastie Boys rapper Adam (A-Rock) Horovitz took the stand Tuesday in the band’s Manhattan Federal Court lawsuit against Monster Energy Drink.
Ad-Rock will appear in NYC court this week to testify in the group's copyright infringement case.
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The Beastie Boys are staying busy with litigation over their past output.
It’s 1994. You’re 13 going on 14. Kurt Cobain is dead, but your mourning is mostly just posturing because you don’t totally understand what the huge deal about him was. You knew he was important, though, and you just learned to play the opening chords of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on the guitar. Show More Summary
Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Our friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever. Even Ken Jennings looked stumped. On May 14, Jeopardy! featured a category titled “The 1990s Rap Song.” And to the surprise of no one, Jennings nearly swept... More »
Created shortly after the death of Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch in 2012, Canadian illustrator Derek Langille turned the hip-hop trio’s much-loved “Sabotage” video into vintage Marvel Comics-style comic book pages. The seven-page tribute includes a ripped front cover and back page ad featuring a photo of the late-rapper. images via Derek Langille via DJ [...]
It's even better considering this one, in the middle of the Battle of the Decades tournament, has all-time champion and America's favorite Mormon Ken Jennings visibly struggling to remember the lyrics of a Beastie Boys song.