1. Jay Z Wants Lawsuit Over Alleged One-Syllable Sample Run Out of Town

    September 16, 2014 1:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jay Z and Rihanna 's hit song "Run This Town" is in the news again, but this time it doesn't involve Rihanna saying "f-ck you" to a major TV network . As the singer unleashes her fury to CBS for pulling the song from la ...

  2. Beastie Boys' Defense Says 'Paul's Boutique'-Suing Label Doesn't Actually Own Copyrights

    June 11, 2014 8:28 PM EDT The Beastie Boys might be finished producing new music, but the hip-hop group isn't done with copyright law. Amazingly, Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz and the late Adam Yauch appear poised to score their third big legal win this year. Just la ...

  3. Beastie Boys v. Monster: Ad-Rock Takes Stand, IDs Mike D In a Sailor Suit

    May 27, 2014 6:52 PM EDT The Beastie Boys' lawsuit against Monster Beverage Corp. went to trial today in Manhattan's Financial District. Seated in a large, ornate courtroom in the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse -- which Federal Judge Paul A. Engelmayer describe ...

  4. Beastie Boys v. Monster: Ad-Rock Takes Stand, IDs Mike D In a Sailor Suit

    May 27, 2014 6:48 PM EDT The Beastie Boys' lawsuit against Monster Beverage Corp. went to trial today in Manhattan's Financial District. Seated in a large, ornate courtroom in the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse -- which Federal Judge Paul A. Engelmayer described as ...

  5. 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 ...

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

    December 18, 2013 5:10 AM EST 0 0 0 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 t ...

  7. Morning Fix: WMG-Clear Channel's 'Groundbreaking' Deal; Twitter Files for IPO; E. Zoo Deaths Ruled Overdoses; Ray Dolby Dies

    September 13, 2013 8:01 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE WARNER MUSIC'S DEAL WITH CLEAR CHANNEL COULD BE GROUNDBREAKING FOR THE U.S. MUSIC BIZ (ANALYSIS) There's been a lot of confusion online about a groundbreaking new partnership between Cle ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Top 20 Music Moments of 2012: Whitney, PSY, Pussy Riot & More

    December 19, 2012 6:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Chart Article   It was the best of times - Taylor Swift, One Direction and PSY had their best year ever. It was the worst of times - the world lost Whitney Houston, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, and Jenni Rivera. But 2012 was anything but a slow news year ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Musicians Hoping to Place Music in Films, TV, Advertising Get Solid Advice at Billboard/THR Conference

    October 24, 2012 6:16 PM EDT (L-R): Jordan Passman, Founder, scoreAscore; J.T. Griffith, Music Supervisor, Nike; and Josh Rabinowitz, SVP/Director of Music, Grey Worldwide hang out before their panel begins.(Photo: Arnold Turner) In the film and TV world, anyone looking to pl ...

  12. Outside Lands 2012: Metallica, Skrillex Rock San Francisco

    August 13, 2012 11:45 AM EDT It's official: there's no such thing as genre-division anymore. The proof? The Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend, which found boomer headliners sharing time with EDM youngsters, metal olig ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Adam Yauch's Will: No Advertising for Beasties Songs

    August 09, 2012 8:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 any ...

  15. Inaudible Frequencies, InConcert Amp'd, And More -- 5 Apps That Are Changing Live Music

    June 26, 2012 2:09 PM EDT The Flaming Lips hacked FM radio as part of their boombox experiments, which started in the '90s. Smartphones are better than FM radios. The Flaming Lips blew us away in the '90s, when they invited the crowd onto the stage as part of the ...

  16. Adam Yauch Honored by New York Senate

    May 17, 2012 8:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 He's been mourned by the hip-hop world -- now even New York's state senate is paying tribute to Adam Yauch. The state senate passed a resolution on Tuesday "mourning the death of famed rapper and activist Adam 'MCA' Yauch,&q ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 &# ...

  22. Adam Horovitz of Beastie Boys Reacts to Yauch's Death

    May 06, 2012 10:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ad-Rock: "I'm glad to know that all the love that Yauch has put out into the world is coming right back at him" Adam Yauch's Beastie Boys band member Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock, has taken to the band's blog to thank fans for ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Chuck D 'Teary-Eyed' Over Adam Yauch Death

    May 04, 2012 10:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 A quarter-century ago, the Beastie Boys helped Public Enemy get their start on the road, history that wasn't lost on the hip-hop group's Chuck D on Friday. "Last night, I took a 14 hour flight to Sydney, Australia from LA, embarking o ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Web Trends: RIP Adam Yauch

    May 04, 2012 4:44 PM EDT Google Trends: 
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  27. 10 Awesome Adam Yauch Rhymes: Beastie Boy MCA's Best Lyrics

    May 04, 2012 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Each of the Beastie Boys brandished a style of rapping that set him apart from the pack. But for many fans, it was the distinctive growl of MCA that consistently rose above the beats. From the trio's rough and rowdy early tracks to their refine ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Adam Yauch, Beastie Boys' MCA, Dead at 47

    May 04, 2012 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Adam Yauch, the gruff-voiced rapper, musician and video auteur known as MCA in the groundbreaking hip hop trio The Beastie Boys , has died after a lengthy illness, Billboard has confirmed. He was 47. The band's rep confirmed that Yauch passed a ...

  31. Beastie Boys Moving Ahead with 'Hot Sauce,' Yauch Still Battling Cancer

    January 07, 2011 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 B eastie Boys member Mike D says the veteran rap trio is still on track for a 2011 comeback that includes the release of new album "Hot Sauce Committee Part 2" this spring, after Adam Yauch's cancer battle rendered the group inactive ...

  32. Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch "Hopeful" He Has Beaten Cancer

    October 07, 2009 11:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 Adam Yauch is feeling "healthy, strong and hopeful" that he has beaten cancer, the Beastie Boys member shared in a message to fans this week. Yauch sent an email update to the Beastie Boys' official fan list after returning from a vis ...

  33. Eminem, DMX, The Roots Pay Tribute To Def Jam At 2009 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

    September 24, 2009 6:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 Since its inception five years ago, VH1's Hip-Hop Honors has paid tribute to the preeminent figures in hip-hop history. For the sixth annual show, taped at Brooklyn's Academy of Music in New York last night (Sept. 23) and set to air on the ...

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

    August 24, 2009 11:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 11th, the same day his eleventh studio album, " The Blueprint 3 ,&qu ...

  35. Billboard.biz Q&A: Lollapalooza Producers C3 Presents

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As Chicago is hovering on the brink of its fifth Lollapalooza in the city's Grant Park, all three partners in producers C3 Presents - Charles Attal, Charlie Jones and Charlie Walker - are in the Windy City about to tee up what may be the most ...

  36. Yeah Yeah Yeahs / All Points West / July 31, 2009

    August 01, 2009 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Liberty State Park; Jersey City, NJ You could only see it on the jumbotrons flanking the stage, but tucked under the yards of torn fabric that made up her elaborate costume, Karen O wore a white armband that read "Get Well MCA." Performing ...

  37. Chart Beat Thursday: Whitney Houston, Black Eyed Peas, Demi Lovato

    July 30, 2009 4:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 MANY HAPPY RETURNS: A host of veterans enjoy warm welcomes back to Billboard charts this week. After co-hosting listening parties in Los Angeles, New York and London, attended by such collaborators as Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats and celebrities incl ...

  38. Black Eyed Peas Set Billboard Hot 100 Record

    July 30, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Black Eyed Peas set a record this week for the longest successive No. 1 chart run by a duo or group in the Billboard Hot 100's history. "I Gotta Feeling" is in its fifth consecutive week at No. 1, following 12 weeks at the top by ...

  39. Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch Has Cancer; Tour, Album On Hold

    July 20, 2009 12:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 website this morning. The band has canceled its summer tour plans and delayed the release ...

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

    July 20, 2009 12:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 website this morning. The band has canceled its summer tour plans and delayed the release ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of European conquests as its novelty hit "The Ketchup Song (Asereje)" goes straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. 2002 - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U. ...

  43. Beastie Boys / March 5, 2008 / New York (Terminal 5)

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Beastie Boys took over New York's Terminal 5 last night (March 4) for a good cause. The Beastie Boys took over New York's Terminal 5 last night (March 4) for a good cause. With proceeds going to the Institute For Music and Neurologic F ...

  44. Beasties Rock NYC Benefit, Hit The Studio

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Beastie Boys and Moby performed to a sold-out audience at New York's Terminal 5 last night (March 4) for a charity show in conjunction with MTV and VH1. Proceeds benefited the Institute for Music The Beastie Boys and Moby performed to a sol ...

  45. Beastie Boy Yauch To Launch Indie Film Company

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Beastie Boy Adam Yauch is launching indie film distribution and international sales company Oscilloscope Pictures, a new arm of his music and film production outfit, Oscilloscope Laboratories. Former Beastie Boy Adam Yauch is launching indie film di ...

  46. This Day in Music

    October 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U.K. to its list of European conquests as its novelty hit "The Ketchup Song (Asereje)" goes straight to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. 2002 - Spanish sisterly trio Las Ketchup adds the U. ...

  47. Beasties Eyeing M.I.A., Cocker, Allen For New 'Mix'

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Beastie Boys are moving ahead with plans for a vocal version of their latest album, the all-instrumental "The Mix-Up." Among the guests in the loop, according to Adam Yauch, are M.I.A., Lily Allen The Beastie Boys are moving ahead with ...

  48. Brain Salad Surgery

    June 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As standard bearers of the East Coast hardcore scene in the early 1980s, Bad Brains were partly responsible for helping the Beastie Boys first get into the recording studio. As standard bearers of the East Coast hardcore scene in the early 1980s, Ba ...

  49. Hardcore Pioneers Bad Brains Return With “Build A Nation”

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bad Brains: “Build a Nation” Producer: Adam Yauch Label: Megaforce Release Date: June 26 As one of the pioneering bands of the '80s hardcore scene, Bad Brains built their reputation on fusing angst-ridden punk with reggae. With their original ...

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