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Beastie Boys


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Hip-hop music group

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Birth Place :

New York City, America

Claim to fame :

Album "Licensed to Ill" (1986)

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Beastie Boys Denies Rumors They'll Play Live Shows Again

July 03, 2015 03:59:44 GMT

will never play live shows without their late pal Adam "MCA" Yauch". A representative for band has denied live comeback rumors that started swirling recently after surviving members Michael "Mike D" Diamond and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz filed a trademark application for the group's name in conjunction with "live performances by a musical group." The rep told media, "There will never be Beastie Boys live performances without Adam Yauch."

Beastie Boys Awarded More Money From Monster in Copyright Case

June 17, 2015 04:55:35 GMT

is getting more money from Monster Energy drink. After winning a $1.7 million copyright lawsuit against the company last year, the group's surviving members Adam "Ad Rock" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond have just been awarded another $668,000 in legal fees.

Beastie Boys Demands Additional $2.5M From Monster in Copyright Violation Case

January 20, 2015 06:35:01 GMT

' war with Monster Beverage Corp. isn't over yet. Less than a year since they were awarded $1.7 million in a copyright lawsuit against the energy drink company, the remaining members of the rap group are now asking them to pay additional $2.5 million to cover legal fees and cost in the case.

Monster Energy Drink Sued Again for Using Beastie Boys Music

September 25, 2014 08:16:35 GMT

Monster Energy Drink has been sued again over the use of ' music, this time by Capitol Records and Universal-Polygram International Publishing. According to Yahoo! News, the two companies have filed the lawsuit in New York federal court, claiming Monster used the rap trio's songs in one of their ads without permission.

Beastie Boys Wins $1.7M in Copyright Lawsuit Against Monster

June 06, 2014 01:48:52 GMT

wins the copyright infringement lawsuit against Monster Beverage Corp. A jury told the energy drink company to pay the rap group $1.7 million during a civil trial in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday, June 5.

Beastie Boys' Lawyer Demands $2M From Monster in Copyright Infringement Case

June 05, 2014 09:06:59 GMT

A lawyer for wants Monster Beverage Corp. to pay the rap group $2 million for copyright infringement. Kevin Puvalowski, the lawyer, appeared in court on Wednesday, June 4 and told jurors that the energy drink company used his clients' songs without permission in an online video.

Mike D: Beastie Boys Is Done After Adam Yauch's Death

June 04, 2014 08:19:27 GMT

' career is over, according to Michael "Mike D" Diamond. The surviving member of the rap group made the revelation when he recently testified in a lawsuit against energy drink company Monster.

Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock Testifies During Copyright Trial Against Monster

May 28, 2014 08:32:27 GMT

Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, one of two surviving members of , testified in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday, May 27. The rapper was called as the first witness in a lawsuit the group filed against Monster Energy Co.

Beastie Boys Suing Toy Company GoldieBlox for the Use of 'Girls'

December 12, 2013 04:50:01 GMT

The legal battle between and GoldieBlox continues. The rap group has filed a lawsuit at the U.S. District Court in Oakland, claiming that the toy company committed copyright and trademark infringement for featuring a parody of single "Girls" in a YouTube viral video advertisement.

GoldieBlox Removes Beastie Boys' Song From Viral Ad, Plans to Dismiss Lawsuit

November 29, 2013 04:47:39 GMT

GoldieBlox has removed its version of ' song called "Girls" from an online video that became a viral hit. The California-based toy company has also revealed their plan to drop a lawsuit they filed for the right to the song featured in the hip-hop group's 1986 debut album "License to Ill".

Beastie Boys Fight Back Against GoldieBlox's Lawsuit Over Use of 'Girls' for Toy Ad

November 26, 2013 02:35:12 GMT

The have finally broken silence after the use of their song "Girls" in a GoldieBlox ad set a lawsuit filed by the toy company. In a statement released on Monday, November 25, the surviving members of the band, Mike D and Ad-Rock, set things straight that they're not the first to resort to legal action in the matter.

Beastie Boys Writes 'Multidimensional' Memoir, Plans for 2015 Release

April 30, 2013 02:34:25 GMT

The two surviving members of the have signed a deal with Random House's imprint Spiegel & Grau, the publisher of 's "Decoded", to release a memoir. Instead of going with a standard book, they choose to push the envelope by writing a "multidimensional" tome.

Beastie Boys File Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Against Monster Energy

August 10, 2012 04:31:01 GMT

slam Monster Energy for using portions of their hit singles in a promotional ad without their consent. Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz and the Estate of late Adam "MCA" Yauch demand retraction and seek unspecified damages for the unlicensed music.

Adam Yauch Remembered in New York State Senate Resolution

May 18, 2012 01:51:15 GMT

Adam Yauch was honored by New York State Senate in a resolution that celebrated his life, legacy and love for the city where he grew up. The resolution was penned by State Senator Daniel Squadron from the district of Brooklyn Heights where the late rapper was born.

Video: Elton John Pays Tribute to Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch

May 11, 2012 03:21:13 GMT

kept the memory of Adam Yauch alive at a concert recently. Playing a piano, the English singer paid homage to the late member by dedicating his performance of "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" to him.

Carrie Underwood Debuts Atop Billboard Hot 200, Beastie Boys Get Back to Top 20

May 10, 2012 02:40:26 GMT

's fourth studio effort, "", scores a big success in its debut week on the Billboard 200. Marking the best sales week for a country album since 's "" in October 2011, "Blown Away" bows on the top spot of the chart with 267,000 sold.

Beastie Boys Slapped With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

May 08, 2012 08:55:12 GMT

land in hot water. All members of the band are named in a lawsuit filed by a HipHop/R&B label, Tuf America, over four of their tracks; two from their 1986 debut effort "" and the others from its 1989 follow-up "".

Beastie Boys' Album Jumps High on Chart, 'Chappelle' Video Yanked Off YouTube

May 08, 2012 05:44:30 GMT

have made a huge jump on album chart following their member Adam Yauch's passing. The Hip-Hop group rose to the third place on iTunes' album rundown over the weekend with their 1986's debut effort "". They continued to climb higher by securing the runner-up position on Monday night, May 7.

Ticket Stub Allegedly Unveils Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Rating

May 07, 2012 07:09:48 GMT

Ridley Scott's "" is unlikely to be an all-age movie. Fans have been heavily speculating on what rating the thriller will earn from the MPAA, and the latest report suggested that the highly anticipated movie has scored an R rating.

Artist of the Week: Jack White

May 07, 2012 06:13:24 GMT

A year after broke up, came back stronger than ever. The former lead singer of the disbanded rock band debuted high at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200 with his first solo studio album "", marking his first-ever chart topper.

Video: Red Hot Chili Peppers Pay Tribute to Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch

May 07, 2012 05:01:25 GMT

joined a slew of celebrities who paid homage to Adam Yauch. The alternative rock band honored the late rapper of during their live performance at Prudential Center in Newark over the weekend as part of their "" tour.

Video: Beastie Boys Saluted in Medley Performance at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

May 07, 2012 01:35:14 GMT

Soon after Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony was broadcast on HBO, its footage including a tribute performance dedicated to one of its inductees hit the web. , and Black Thought teamed up to deliver the salute to the band, who recently lost one of its members Adam Yauch.

Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend' Video Smashes Rihanna's Record on YouTube

May 06, 2012 16:24:58 GMT

's new music video has set a record-breaking number of views on YouTube. "Boyfriend", which was premiered on Thursday, May 3 night, received more than 8 million views within just 24 hours.

'The Hunger Games' to Be Released in China in June

May 06, 2012 16:05:42 GMT

China has opened its door for "". The action movie has received a green light to be released nationwide in China this early June, in both dubbed and subtitled prints, by The China Film Group in conjunction with Lionsgate's promotional partner, Talent International.

Julie Benz Married Rich Orosco in Mexican Theme Wedding

May 06, 2012 13:48:17 GMT

, the Rita Morgan of Showtime's "" is married for the second time. The actress tied the knot to marketing executive Rich Orosco in a Mexican theme wedding on Saturday, May 5 evening. They picked the theme to pay respect to Orosco's Mexican heritage and Cinco de Mayo.

Watch Coldplay's Tribute to Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch

May 06, 2012 13:28:05 GMT

paid tribute to the late Adam Yauch on their third and final night at the Hollywood Bowl. The band's frontman repeatedly chanted Yauch's name and , Yauch's Grammy-winning group, during the performance of "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)".

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Include Adam Yauch Tribute in Broadcast

May 05, 2012 05:16:58 GMT

In the wake of Adam Yauch's passing, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces that the late rapper will be remembered at the end of the show that airs this Saturday, May 5. A photo of the star will be shown to close the event with text that read "In Memory of Adam Yauch".

Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys Loses Battle Against Cancer, Celebs Pay Tribute

May 05, 2012 01:35:16 GMT

After a nearly-three-year battle with cancer, Adam Yauch finally gave in to the illness. The founding member of , who was diagnosed with a cancerous salivary gland in 2009, passed away in New York at the age of 47 on Friday, May 4, according to the statement released on the hip-hop group's official site.

Guns N' Roses, RHCP and Beastie Boys Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

December 08, 2011 02:20:05 GMT

Out of 15 nominees, 6 music acts which will be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for class of 2012 have been chosen. Three of them are , and . They are joined by Laura Nyro, The Small Faces and Donovan.

Chace Crawford Cleared of Pot Possession Charge

September 28, 2011 06:59:43 GMT

won't be having any criminal record stemming from his June 2010 arrest. A judge in Plano, Texas has dismissed the marijuana possession case against the actor known for his role as Nate Archibald in "" since he managed to stay out of trouble for a year and did community service.

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