American Idol season 13 may not have the best singers, but it has the most interesting themes. This week brings yet another brilliant twist, one hat could be full of sabotage (but, sadly, not the Beasties Boys song).
1/2 (out of four) Fans of "Paul's Boutique"-era Beastie Boys, Fatboy Slim and, yes, disco, step right up: A-Trak, Kanye's former DJ who co-founded Fool's Gold Records (Danny Brown, Chromeo, Kid Sister), and Armand Van Helden (the legendary...Show More Summary
Album covers set in cities around the world by the Beatles, Beastie Boys, PJ Harvey, and other famed rock acts get mashed up with Google Street View images. In the Guardian's latest installment of its "Cities" photo-mashup series, the all-seeing eye of Google Street View takes a tour around the locations of classic album covers shot in city streets. Show More Summary
Beastie Boys: "(You Gotta) Fight for Your right (to Party)"
GoldieBlox are back with another ad taking on gender stereotypes in children’s toys. You may remember GoldieBlox from their Beastie Boys parodying ad that subsequently led to a lawsuit. This time around, GoldieBlox riffs on the classic...Show More Summary
The new ad moves away from song parodies, and actually showcases the Rube Goldberg-like toys in action
In The Guardian's latest Google Street View series, they've posted pictures of classic album covers taken in public places pasted onto the Google Street View snapshot of the location. The post includes PJ Harvey's Stories from the City, Stories...
Hip-hop trio ended their six-year hiatus with gripping Late Show performance in 2004.
And I know that is big because the Beastie Boys never went over a 6.7 on the Richter Scale and Fukishima was a 7.1. Anyone following this and have any good sites for info? What is the tsunami risk? How long from the earthquake until the waves hit the coast? Where else will it go? [Read more...]
Is that an awful enough Beastie Boys reference for you? I can do worse. Read the full article on AICN David Ayer's exploration of law enforcement's seedy underbelly turns positively toxic in SABOTAGE, an Agatha Christie-inspired yarn...Show More Summary
Beastie Boys v. Monster Energy Co., No. 12 Civ. 6065 (SDNY Mar. 18, 2014) The Beastie Boys sued for copyright infringement and trademark infringement based on Monster’s allegedly unauthorized use of Beastie Boys music to accompany a video promoting a Monster-sponsored snowboarding competition. Show More Summary
Yesterday was apparently "settlement day" for high profile copyright cases. Lots of attention was paid to Google and Viacom finally settling the ridiculous seven year battle in which Viacom tried to fight the future and reinterpret the DMCA... Show More Summary
Beastie Boys @ T5 in 2008 (more by Elizabeth Weinberg) Yesterday, we posted that the Beastie Boys Vs. GoldieBlox lawsuit had been settled and that no details had been revealed. That's still the case but the toymakers -- who appropriated...
Last year, GoldieBlox, a toy company that specializes in non-princessy toys for girls, made an online commercial that used a parody of the Beastie Boys’ 1986 lunkhead nugget “Girls,” flipping the lyrics to turn them feminist. You’d think this would be the sort of thing that the now-enlightened Beasties might appreciate, but there was a [...]
The Beastie Boys have settled their copyright dispute with GoldieBlox, a company that builds engineering toys for girls. A court ordered the company to apologize for using a parody of the Beastie Boys' song "Girls" in a commercial without permission. Read more...
Wednesday's headlines also include Charlie Kaufman, Beastie Boys and Dion McGregor.
Four months after it began, the legal battle between GoldieBlox and the Beastie Boys appears to be winding down, as the band has agreed to drop its lawsuit against the toy maker over the unauthorized use of the song "Girls"—in exchange for an apology and a donation to charity. Show More Summary
In an end to one of the biggest intellectual property battles of last year, the Beastie Boys have settled a back-and-forth legal battle with GoldieBlox for an undisclosed amount over the toy company’s use of their music in a viral video...Show More Summary
GoldieBlox, a girl-focused science-toy company, has settled their lawsuit with the Beastie Boys over the use of the song "Girls" in their commercial. Though GoldieBlox claims their work was a parody, the band's policy is never to allow any of their songs to be used in commercials. The settlement will... More »
The Beastie Boys finally settled a months-long lawsuit with GoldieBlox, a toy company that parodied their song "Girls" in a viral ad. The video, which was first released in November and has since been made private on YouTube, features...Show More Summary