Beastie Boys

  1. Beastie Boys v. Monster: Ad-Rock Testifies, Position Against Product Endorsements

    May 28, 2014 8:00 PM EDT Beastie Boys rapper Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz had an easy answer Wednesday for a lawyer asking why the hip-hop group refuses to endorse products but licensed its music for a watch company's snowboarding video. "We like sports,&qu ...

  2. Beastie Boy vs GoldieBlox Lawsuit Settled Over ‘Girls’ Toy Commercial

    March 18, 2014 12:39 AM EDT A contentious legal battle over the use of the Beastie Boys' 1987 song "Girls" has come to a close with a settlement.  Toy company GoldieBlox, in a preemptive attempt to declare "fair use" of the track in a viral video, to ...

  3. Ian Rogers: The Man Behind the Beats

    January 11, 2014 5:06 PM EST Ian Rogers, in his black hoodie and skate shoes, looks more like a college grad student than the chief executive officer of Beats Music, a position he assumed almost exactly a year ago. Beats Music: A Step-By-Step Walk Through Beats Music Launch ...

  4. Petition Launched to Name Manhattan Corner 'Beastie Boys Square'

    December 18, 2013 5:10 AM EST A petition has been launched in Manhattan to honor the Beastie Boys by naming a Lower East Side corner after the rap trio. LeRoy McCarthy, the same man who unsuccessfully petitioned a community board earlier this year to name a Brooklyn corner for ...

  5. Beastie Boys Issue Statement on 'Girls' Viral Video of Copyright Infringement (Updated)

    November 25, 2013 1:51 PM EST Update: The Beastie Boys have released a short statement on the suit. It reads: Like many of the millions of people who have seen your toy commercial “GoldieBlox, Rube Goldberg & the Beastie Boys,” we were very impressed by the creativity and ...

  6. Beastie Boys’ 'Paul's Boutique' Sampling Lawsuit: The Fine Print

    September 13, 2013 5:45 AM EDT A New York judge won't let the Beastie Boys off the hook in an illegal sampling lawsuit brought by TufAmerica, which owns rights to the musical compositions of Trouble Funk, an R&B group from the '80s. The copyright infringement la ...

  7. Beastie Boys Seek to Dismiss 'Paul's Boutique' Sampling Lawsuit

    November 28, 2012 4:43 PM EST The Beastie Boys have finally responded to a lawsuit that alleges the group illegally sampled material on the 1986 album License to Ill and the 1989 album "Paul's Boutique." TufAmerica, a record label, filed its complaint the day be ...

  8. Kanye West Sued Over Song Sampling

    September 28, 2012 4:00 PM EDT A record label is suing Kanye West for what it claims are illegal song samples on the rapper's latest album. TufAmerica says two tracks on West's 2010 disc "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" include a bit from of "Hook an ...

  9. Adam 'MCA' Yauch's Will Forbids Use of Beastie Boys' Music In Advertising

    August 10, 2012 11:35 AM EDT Don't expect to hear MCA rapping in a commercial anytime soon. The late Beastie Boys musician's will prohibits the use of his music and "artistic property" in advertisements, according to Rolling Stone . "Notwithstanding a ...

  10. Justin Bieber, Shakira's New Videos Stir Big Chart Moves

    May 11, 2012 6:24 PM EDT Superstar Shakira makes the biggest jump on Billboard's Social 50 chart, thanks to the debut of her new video for "Addicted to You." The clip's arrival spurs a big 15-6 rise for the diva, who also saw an overall 34% rise in onl ...

  11. MTV's Van Toffler on How the Beastie Boys Revolutionized Music Videos

    May 09, 2012 12:49 PM EDT Much was said and written about Adam Yauch last week. The Beastie Boys member's death came as a huge shock to fans and even music industry veterans, who've seen more than their share of premature exits in the last 20 years, among them Ku ...

  12. Beastie Boys' Album Sales Surge 1,235%, 'Licensed to Ill' Returns to Top 20

    May 09, 2012 11:02 AM EDT The first rap album ever to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart returns to the top 20 this week. Following the death of Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch on May 4, the band's 1986 album "Licensed to Ill" reenters the tally at ...

  13. Adam Yauch Sued Over Beastie Boys Sampling the Day Before He Died

    May 08, 2012 7:24 PM EDT Talk about ill timing: Just one day before Adam Yauch died, he and other members of Beastie Boys were sued for illegally sampling music. Beastie Boys' Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz On Adam Yauch's Death The claims are made in a feder ...

  14. Lyor Cohen Shares Memories of Beastie Boy Adam 'MCA' Yauch

    May 08, 2012 4:57 PM EDT After making his name as a promoter in Los Angeles in the early 1980s, current Warner Music Group Chairman & CEO of Recorded Music Lyor Cohen moved to New York to work with Russell Simmons in the intertwined companies of Rush Management and De ...

  15. Beastie Boys' Mike D on Adam Yauch's Passing: 'World Is In Need of Many More Like Him'

    May 08, 2012 7:41 AM EDT The third pillar of the Beastie Boys rap triumvirate Mike Diamond, AKA Mike D, posted a statement (below) on the Beastie Boys Facebook page on the passing of Adam "MCA" Yauch, who died on Friday, May 4 . Diamond referred to Yauch as his ...

  16. Beastie Boys' Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz On Adam Yauch's Death

    May 06, 2012 10:25 PM EDT Adam Yauch's Beastie Boys band member Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock (originally King Ad-Rock), has taken to the band's blog to thank fans for their support in the wake of Yauch's death on Friday. Tributes For Beastie Boys' Adam &# ...

  17. More Tributes To Beastie Boy Adam Yauch: Eminem, Chuck D, Jay-Z, Madonna, Others

    May 06, 2012 10:47 AM EDT Beastie Boys (from left): Mike D, MCA and Ad-Rock "Adam Yauch brought a lot of positivity into the world and I think it's obvious to anyone how big of an influence the Beastie Boys were on me and so many others. They are trailblazers and ...

  18. Analysis: The Beastie Boys' Trailblazing Billboard Chart History

    May 05, 2012 6:45 PM EDT Beastie Boys' Billboard chart history is as eclectic as the group itself. The trio's (Mike Diamond, Adam Horovitz and the late Adam Yauch) "Licensed to Ill" album made history in 1987 as the first rap album to hit No. 1 on the ...

  19. A Look at Adam 'MCA' Yauch's Career in Video and Film, With the Beasties and Beyond

    May 04, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Both with and beyond the Beastie Boys, Adam "MCA" Yauch -- who died Friday (May 4) at the age of 47 -- made a name for himself in the world of documentary filmmaking, music videos and the business side of independent film. Yauch personal ...

  20. Rock Hall of Fame Broadcast to Be Dedicated to Beasties' Adam 'MCA' Yauch

    May 04, 2012 6:07 PM EDT HBO's broadcast of the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which debuts at 9 p.m. ET Saturday will be dedicated to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who were inducted on April 14 in Cleveland. Yauch died Friday m ...

  21. Web Trends: RIP Adam Yauch

    May 04, 2012 4:44 PM EDT Google Trends: 
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  22. Adam Yauch and The Beastie Boys From The Billboard Archives

    May 04, 2012 4:10 PM EDT As an immensely pioneering, iconic and influential hip-hop group, Billboard has spent the last 27 years covering the Beastie Boys many achievements: What follows is a brief overview of their many appearances in the pages of Billboard Magazine. Fro ...

  23. More Adam 'MCA' Yauch Tributes: CeeLo Green, Roger Faxon, Chris Lighty, Michael Stipe, More

    May 04, 2012 3:08 PM EDT More artists, executives, and celebrities have taken to social media to express sadness or pay tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who died today at the age of 47 . We've compiled some below, and more can be found here ...

  24. Tributes For Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch Pour In: Russell Simmons, Rev Run, Bill Adler, More

    May 04, 2012 2:05 PM EDT Tributes have been pouring in on Twitter and other sites in tribute to Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys, who passed away earlier today. We've collected a few below. More Adam 'MCA' Yauch Tributes: CeeLo Green, Roger Fa ...

  25. Adam 'MCA' Yauch of Beastie Boys Dead at 47

    May 04, 2012 1:06 PM EDT Beastie Boys rapper, musician and video director Adam Yauch, known as MCA in the groundbreaking hip hop trio, died early today (May 4) after a lengthy illness. He was 47. An obituary provided by the group's representatives follows: It is with ...

  26. Kid Rock, Alice Cooper, Ron Wood, George Clinton: Behind the Scenes at the Rock Hall of Fame Ceremony

    April 15, 2012 5:24 PM EDT Go behind the scenes of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction , held Saturday in Cleveland, with our roving roundup of chatter with the likes of Ron Wood, Questlove, Chuck D and Alice Cooper. Get our report from the ceremony here. 1. A sober Ro ...

  27. Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    April 15, 2012 10:29 AM EDT (Getty Images) Some of the key figures weren't there, but those who were present at the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday night delivered a heartfelt and epic celebration -- much to the delight of both the ...

  28. Beastie Boys, Chili Peppers, Guns N' Roses, Small Faces Announced For 2012 Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame

    December 07, 2011 6:27 AM EST Ian MacLagan of the Small Faces and Faces put it best: "There's going to be some rock 'n' roll up on that stage" at the 27th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions, taking place April 14 in Cleveland. MacLagan's ...

  29. Def Jam Founders Rick Rubin, Russell Simmons Bring the Noise -- and Some Meditation -- to New York Public Library Chat

    October 15, 2011 4:22 PM EDT Def Jam founders Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons with moderator Paul Holdengraber at the New York Public Library Friday (Photo: Jori Klein) Def Jam founders, hip-hop pioneers and music icons Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons made a rare public appeara ...

  30. Backbeat: Give Back Hollywood's VH1 Save the Music Benefit w/ Kelly Rowland, Far East Movement, Carolina Liar (Gallery)

    August 27, 2011 10:24 AM EDT The Co-Hosts Looking the Mostest: Venessa Simmons of "Run's House" (left) and Tamar Braxton of "The Braxton Sisters" co-hosted the Hollywood Foundation's benefit for VH1 Save the Music Foundation at L.A.'s SLS ho ...

  31. Lucky Seventh Week At No. 1 For Adele's '21'

    May 11, 2011 11:00 AM EDT While Adele's "21" spends a lucky seventh nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, a near-record eight debuts arrive in the top 10, led by Beastie Boys' "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2." "21" holds ato ...

  32. Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper Up for Rock Hall of Fame

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It could be a blaze of glory for Bon Jovi at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Jersey boys are up for possible induction in the hallowed hall, along with first-timers Donovan, Dr. John, Alice Cooper and Neil Diamond. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fa ...

  33. ASCAP To Honor The Killers With Vanguard Award

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) will honor The Killers at its 27th annual Pop Music Awards— to be held on April 21, 2010 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif.—with its Vanguard award, which rec ...

  34. Jay-Z To Play Madison Square Garden On Sept. 11

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As originally reported on Billboard, Jay-Z is expected to announce today (August 24) that he will give a benefit concert at New York's Madison Square Garden on September 11, the same day his eleventh studio album, "The Blueprint 3," ...

  35. Jay-Z, Vampire Weekend Kick Off Soggy All Points West

    August 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival kicked off Friday at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J., defined for a good part of the day by relentless wind and rain that added a little extra drama to the already newsworthy even ...

  36. Jay-Z To Make U.S. Festival Debut At All Points West

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Jay-Z will make his debut at a multi-day U.S. festival at the 2009 All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31-Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. All Points West ...

  37. Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Has Cancer, Tour And Album Postponed

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA" Yauch has been diagnosed with cancer and will undergo surgery, he announced in a video posting on the group's Web site this morning. The band has canceled its summer tour plans and delayed the relea ...

  38. SKU'ing Up

    March 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT During the past two years, one 29-year-old Bay Area music fan reckons she's spent about $200 on music. She gets most of her music for free from blogs and BitTorrent trackers, but one recent release struck her as cool enough to get her to lay ...

  39. Scotland's Hydro Connect Fest Rests In 2009

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Scottish promoter DF Concerts has announced that boutique festival Hydro Connect will take a break in 2009, in the face of growing economic pressure from the global credit crunch. In a statement released by the Glasgow-based promoter, "very h ...

  40. Beastie Boys Plot Star-Studded Vote Shows

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys have drafted Sheryl Crow, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson and Ben Harper to join them on the Get Out and Vote tour, which will begin Oct. 28 in Richmond, Va. Shows are also set for Nov. 1 in St. Paul, Minn., and Nov. 2 in Milwaukee. &qu ...

  41. Madonna, Beasties, Mellencamp Up For Rock Hall

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, the Beastie Boys, John Mellencamp and Leonard Cohen lead a wildly disparate class of nominees for 2008 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They join Afrika Bambaataa, Chic, the Ventures, Donna Summer and the Dave Clark Five on ...

  42. It's An Instrumental Affair On Beastie Boys' "The Mix-Up"

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Beastie Boys: "The Mix-Up" Producers: Beastie Boys Label: Capitol Release Date: June 26 Since 1992's "Check Your Head," the Beastie Boys have made a habit of sneaking little instrumental nuggets into their hip-hop records, ...

  43. Beastie Boys Lock Down Short U.S. Tour

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Beastie Boys will play a handful of live dates this summer, alternating between more traditional hip-hop shows and an instrumental set along the lines of the trio's new Capitol album, "The Mix-Up." The hip-hop shows ...

  44. Police, Beasties, Pumpkins Headline U.S. Virgin Fest

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Police, the Beastie Boys and Smashing Pumpkins will headline the second U.S. Virgin Fest, set for Aug. 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. According to producer Seth Hurwitz, the lineup follows a Virgin Fest strategy of "blockbus ...

  45. WMI, American Recordings Clinch Global Pact

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International has forged a deal with Rick Rubin's American Recordings imprint which binds the companies on a worldwide basis. Warner Music International has forged a deal with Rick Rubin's American Recordings imprint which b ...

  46. Beasties Prep First-Ever DVD

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "Awesome; I F*ckin' Shot That!" set for July 25. The first-ever Beastie Boys concert music DVD "Awesome; I F*ckin' Shot That!" is set to hit stores July 25 from THINKFilm. Directed by band member Adam Yauch—credited a ...

  47. Lawyers Continue Fight Over Sampling Rights

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT While the fight over how much of a sound recording can be legally sampled continues in the No Limit Films case, the challenge by jazz flutist James W. Newton over alleged infringement by Beastie Boys NEW YORK -- While the fight over how much of a ...

  48. Supreme Court Passes On Beasties Case

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Supreme Court on June 13 declined to consider whether a 1992 Beastie Boys song infringed on the copyright of a recording by jazz flutist James W. Newton. The Supreme Court on June 13 declined to consider whether a 1992 Beastie Boys song infrin ...

  49. Sony BMG Canada Signs Tom Green

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As-yet-untitled album slated for fall. Sony BMG Music Canada has signed rapper/actor/director/comedian Tom Green. His as-yet-untitled album, produced by Mike Simpson of the Dust Brothers (Beastie Boys, Beck, Biz Markie), is slated for a fall relea ...

  50. Beastie Boys To Appear In Video Game

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Beastie Boys will appear as characters in the upcoming game "NBA Street V3," due Feb 8. from Electronic Arts. The Beastie Boys will appear as characters in the upcoming game "NBA Street V3," due Feb 8. from Electronic Arts. ...

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