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'There will never be Beastie Boys live performances without Adam Yauch,' a rep for the group says, denying reports suggesting surviving members Mike D and Ad-Rock are planning live reunion.
Originally demanding more $2.4 million from Monster Energy drink to cover legal fees, the groups' surviving members Ad Rock and Mike D have been awarded $668,000.
Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond, the surviving members of the rap trio, seek more money from the energy drink company to cover legal fees in the case that started in 2012 and finally ended in 2014.
Capitol Records and Universal-Polygram International are suing Monster Energy Drink for $1.2 million months after Beastie Boys won a $1.7 million copyright infringement lawsuit against the company.
The rap group, who initially sought $2 million, will receive $1.7 million from the energy drink company who included five Beastie Boys songs in their promotional ad without permission.
In his closing argument, the lawyer Kevin Puvalowski says that the use of his clients' songs in Monster's online ad is 'absolutely egregious.'
The surviving member of the rap group makes it clear that he and Adam 'Ad Rock' Horovitz will never make new music as members of Beastie Boys following Adam 'MCA' Yauch's passing in 2012.
Monster, who was sued for $2M after illegally featuring the group's songs in their ad, says that damages shouldn't exceed $125,000.
Two surviving members of the rap group claim that the toy company has committed 'unlawful acts of copyright infringement' by featuring 'Girls' in a video advertisement.
Founder Debbie Sterling explains that when her company posted the ad, they didn't know that Adam Yauch had requested not to let anyone use Beastie Boys' songs in advertising.
Despite being 'very impressed by... the message behind' the ad, the hip hop group says the video was made for commercial purpose and the company didn't ask for the band's permission to use their song.
Mike D and Ad Rock will tell the oral history of the band in a memoir unlike any others to celebrate their 30-year career in music.
The Boys file complaint against the energy-drink company for the unconsented use of 'Sabotage', 'So What'cha Want' and 'Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun'.
The NY State Senate also 'pause in its deliberations' to pay tribute to the late member of Beastie Boys.
The 'Rocket Man' hitmaker performs 'Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me' in honor of the late Beastie Boys rapper.