It seemed obvious, but it’s officially official now: Beastie Boys are done. The group’s Adam Horovitz told GQ that since the late Adam Yauch started the group, the remaining two members (understandably) decided they couldn’t continue without him. Show More Summary
"Adam Yauch started the band. It's not like a thing where we could continue without him."
In interviews with The Daily Beast and GQ, Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock, has confirmed the Beastie Boys are indeed done making music following the 2012 death of Adam "MCA" Yauch. "Adam started the band, so it’s done," Horovitz told The Daily Beast. Show More Summary
The late Adam "MCA" Yauch made sure he wouldn't ever become a corporate shill—in his will, the Beastie Boy stated that "his image, music and any art he created could not be used for advertising." At the time details of his will wereShow More Summary
Oscilloscope Laboratories, the film distribution company founded by the late Adam Yauch, will be releasing a movie about obscure Christmas songs entitled Jingle Bell Rocks! later this month. The film, directed by Mitchell Kezin, will feature cameos from RUN DMC, John Waters, and the Flaming Lips, among others. In the film, Wayne Coyne discusses the [...]
On Monday, Tony Gwynn died from complications related to salivary cancer, the same disease that claimed the life of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch two years ago. When Yauch died at the hospital where I work in Manhattan, I was shaken. A whole generation got a little older that day. Show More Summary
Beastie Boys already prevailed in legal battles against GoldieBlox and Monster Energy this year, and now they seem likely to win a third. Before Adam Yauch died, the record label Tuf America sued Beastie Boys over the use of uncleared samples from Trouble Funk’s “Say What” and “Let’s Get Small” on the Beasties’ Dust-Brothers-produced 1989 [...]
The Beastie Boys were victorious on Thursday, winning $1.7 million in a copyright lawsuit against Monster Beverage. Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and the estate of Adam "MCA" Yauch filed the suit against the energy...Show More Summary
Last week, during the Beastie Boys’ court battle against Monster Energy Drink, Mike D said something we all already knew: After the death of Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boys are done. Here’s what he said: “We have not been able to tour since MCA, Adam Yauch, died. We can’t make new music.” Honestly, this is [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
Adam Yauch, a.k.a. MCA from the Beastie Boys, died two years ago of complications from salivary gland cancer, but celebrations of his life and work still continue. May 3 was MCA Day, an annual celebration of Yauch’s music, film work, and humanitarian efforts. Show More Summary
Part of the festivities for this year's MCA Day in Brooklyn.
A year after his death from cancer, a quartet of robed Buddhist monks hit Union Square in New York City for a breakdancing tribute to Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch. The spectacle was part of the city’s new annual MCA-Day on May 3rd, honoring the life of the rapper/activist who spent much of his life [...]
Over the weekend, four men put together a tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch that was the perfect homage to the late Beastie Boy, combining his Buddhist beliefs with breakdancing. The dancers — identified by Boston.com as Jaehyuk Choi, Stephen...Show More Summary
Taking the Eightfold Path to the Four Elements of Hip Hop. May 3rd was MCA Day in honor of Adam Yauch (aka MCA) of the Beastie Boys, who was a pretty awesome dude. In addition to being the one of the illinest MC's of all time, he was...Show More Summary
The performance is a tribute to both Yauch's devotion to the Buddhist faith and his role as an activist and longtime supporter of Tibetan independence.