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How Litigation Changed Hip Hop, Sampling

If you were flipping through Seattle radio stations last Friday, you may have happened upon KEXP's deconstruction of the Beastie Boys' album Paul's Boutique. To celebrate the 26th anniversary of that album's release, the independent radio station played every track of Paul's Boutique, along with every track that was sampled......

Listen To Every Song Sampled On Paul's Boutique

The Beastie Boys released Paul's Boutique on July 25th, 1989, which means the seminal album turns 26 tomorrow. The groundbreaking masterpiece famously sampled 105 different songs, and although it's long been rumored that those samples weren't cleared, most of them actually were. [ more › ]

Seattle Radio Station Plans All-Day 'Paul's Boutique' Celebration

Beastie Boys' sample-fueled masterpiece Paul's Boutique was released on July 25th, 1989 and to honor the album's anniversary, Seattle radio station KEXP is dedicating a full day of programming to the innovative LP on Friday, July 24th, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST. The station will play the full track list and...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Stepping Out with Louis York and Jon Bellion

To take a page from The Beasties Boys, the next two acts featured on A-Sides have mad hits like they were Rod Carew. Sadaharu Oh even. Louis York are the multi-platinum team of songwriters/producers Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony, who have scored off-the-charts hits for everyone from Miley Cyrus to Bruno Mars. Show More Summary

Chet Haze Goes Blonde to Look Like Eminem, Claims Mom Wouldn't Let Him Before

The history of white mainstream rappers is a long and mostly embarrassing one. Sure, the list includes the Beastie Boys and Action Bronson, but it also includes Vanilla Ice and Iggy Azalea. Of course, one causasian emcee has reignedShow More Summary

Beastie Boys Rock Hard

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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Beastie Boys Deny Rumors Of Live Performances Without Adam Yauch

It has been a while since we saw the hip hop band Beastie Boys perform on stage. And while may fans are hoping for a reunion after Adam Yauch’s death in 2012, the Beastie Boys are now confirming that there will be no live performances, despite the ongoing rumors. Show More Summary

Beastie Boys: No 'live performances without Adam Yauch'

4 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

The surviving members of the Beastie Boys have confirmed they will never perform live again.

Beastie Boys Refute New Live Show Rumors

The Beastie Boys have denied rumors of a live reunion that began after surviving members Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz filed a trademark application for the Beastie Boys name in conjunction with "live performances by a musical group." A representative for the band, however, reiterated the group's stance on...

Court awards Beastie Boys $668k from Monster Energy

last monthHumor / odd : Death and Taxes

A judge made the award after stating that the Beastie Boys took the “Cadillac Escalade” approach to litigation as opposed to the “Honda Civic” route.

Newswire: Judge rules Monster Energy has to pay the Beastie Boys a bunch more money

The Beastie Boys have been awarded almost $700,000 from Monster, after a U.S. district judge ruled the energy drink company must cover the rap group’s legal fees. The costs stem from a copyright infringement battle the Boys underwent...Show More Summary

Beastie Boys Get The Gold Standard Of Legal Representation

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

If your law firm has to be compared to a car, a Cadillac Escalade isn't a bad way to go.

Why We Cling To The Culture Of Our Youth

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Baby boomers pursue perpetual youth into retirement. Gen-Xers hold fast to their skateboards, their Pixies T-shirts and their Beastie Boys CDs. Nobody wants to be an adult anymore, and every so often someone writes an article blaming Hollywood, attachment parenting, global capitalism or the welfare state for this catastrophe.”

Beastie Boys Receive $668,000 From Monster for Legal Bills

Beastie Boys' long-running legal battle against Monster Energy may finally be nearing conclusion after the judge overseeing the case ruled that the energy drink company must pay the Ill Communication group an additional $668,000 to cover legal fees. The group had been seeking $2.4 million, but after reviewing their bills,...

Beastie Boys to Monster Energy: a $668,000 'Fuck You'

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Another day, another hard-earned victory for the remaining members of the Beastie Boys, who today won a lawsuit against Monster Energy for using the band’s songs in a commercial without their permission. Monster is now responsible for paying $668,000 of the Beasties’ legal bills, reports AP Online. Read more...

Beastie Boys Awarded More Money From Monster Energy Drink

Photo by Phil Andelman Beastie Boys were awarded $1.7 million in their copyright lawsuit against Monster Energy Drink last year after the company used their music in a promotional video without permission. Earlier this year, the group...Show More Summary

Beastie Boys Awarded Even More Money From Monster Energy

2 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Last June, a federal court ruled that Monster Energy Drink would have to pay the Beastie Boys $1.7 million in damages for unauthorized use of their music in promotional materials. But of course, these kinds of suits are always messy, and things didn’t end there: In January, the Beastie Boys filed a motion seeking an […]

Tour Beastie Boy Mike D's Unbelievably Cool Brooklyn Abode

Michael Diamond, better known as Mike D from the Beastie Boys, is on the move. He and his wife, Tamra Davis, have listed the four-story, five-bedroom Brooklyn, NY, town house they share with their two children for a cool $5.65 million. Show More Summary

Friday Links: Shooting Porn in a Celebrity Townhouse, Tracey Emin Selling Art out of a Car, and the New World Order is Real

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_73242" align="aligncenter" width="640"] A photo from the Tumblr ourpublicprivates next to a photo from a New York Times profile on Mike D's townhouse.[/caption] Someone is using Beastie Boy Mike D’s uniquely-styled Cobble Hill townhouse as a set for Tumblr porn. Show More Summary

Hey, Uh, Why Are People Shooting Amateur Porn in Beastie Boy Mike D's Impeccable Brooklyn Townhouse?

Michael "Mike D" Diamond, one third of the Beastie Boys, has, in recent years, turned his attention to renovating and designing townhouses in Brooklyn. He's even gone so far as to design his own wallpaper, and prompted a glowing...

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