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Beastie Boys Releasing Memoir in 2015

Beastie Boys have signed a deal to release a memoir, the New York Times reports. The still-untitled book celebrates the band’s history and aesthetic, as documented by surviving members Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Mike “Mike D” Diamond.

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Beastie Boys Want Sampling Lawsuit Dismissed

The Beastie Boys want the lawsuit laid at their doorstep by Trouble Funk dropped. The go-go band claims that the group illegally utilized samples from their music on 'Licensed to Ill' and 'Paul's Boutique,' which were the Beasties' first two records. The Beasties, on the other hand, think Trouble Funk are full of it and grasping at straws. 

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GWAR’s Oderus Urungus Joins Cancer Bats Onstage for Cover of Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’

It still doesn't seem real that Beastie Boys member Adam 'MCA' Yauch passed away earlier this year. As a part of one of modern music's most definitive group, the man was an innovator of the highest order. There has been countless tributes paid to MCA since his death, and the latest homage was delivered with style by GWAR front-thing Oderus Urungus and current tourmates Cancer Bats, as they came together for a performance of the Beastie Boys classic 'Sabotage.'

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Beastie Boy Adam Yauch’s Will Forbids Use of His Music in Ads

The advertising industry is known for using music to its advantage, but Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch has prohibited the use of his creative material in such a way. The will of the Beastie Boys member – who passed away on May 4 of cancer – was filed earlier this week (on Aug. 7) in the Manhattan Surrogate Court, and it conveys his firm wishes on the matter.

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Beastie Boys Sue Monster Energy Drink for Copyright Infringement

That didn’t take long. Yesterday (Aug. 9), late Beastie Boys rapper Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch‘s last will and testiment was publicly revealed to contain a clause banning his music being used in any advertisements, and now E! reports that Mike D, Ad-Rock and the estate of the late Yauch sued Monster Energy Corp. on Tuesday for copyright infringement.

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Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch May Have Brooklyn Park Renamed in His Honor

The tributes keep coming in for late Beastie Boys emcee Adam Yauch. Just last weekend, ‘MCA Day‘ took place in New York’s Union Square, while the state’s senators took a moment to recognize Yauch on the floor with a resolution recognizing his musical and philanthropic accomplishments. Billboard reports that the residents of Brooklyn have now started a Facebook petition to have the city’s Squibb Park renamed in honor of Yauch, who grew up in Brooklyn Heights.

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Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz Reacts to Death of Adam Yauch

Tributes have been pouring in from around the globe following Friday’s (May 4) death of Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch, and bandmate Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz has been extremely moved by all of them. In an entry on the Beastie Boys’ blog posted Sunday night, Horovitz took time to show his appreciation to his friends and family during his time of mourning and thank everybody for all the respect shown to Yauch following the sad news of his passing after a three-year battle with cancer.

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10 Beastie Boys Lyrics That Every Guy Should Live By

Adam “MCA” Yauch, a member of the influential and legendary New York rap group the Beastie Boys passed away today at the age of 47. MCA leaves behind not only a nation of hardcore fans, but a legacy of music that will love on for generations.

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Watch the Roots, Kid Rock and Travie McCoy Perform Beastie Boys Medley at Rock Hall Induction

 

They can’t, they don’t and they won’t stop — and then they did stop.

Nobody can fill the extra-large Adidas sneakers favored by the Beastie Boys, but the Roots, Kid Rock and Travie McCoy of the Gym Class Heroes nobly did their best last month when the B-Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Adam “MCA” Yauch called in sick at the 11th hour — Yauch’s mom later revealed he was admitted into the hospital that very night as he continued to battle cancer, a battle that sadly ended Friday (May 4) when Yauch passed away at the age of 47.

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Adam Yauch – Aspen’s Crush of the Night

Today we lost a legend in the music world. I always loved the Beastie Boys and grew up listening to them. Today I am upset to say he died fighting cancer at the age of 47. So tonight it's only right that I remember him in his glory. He's my crush of the night.

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Rockers React to Beastie Boy Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch’s Death on Twitter

Sad news swept the Internet Friday (May 4) with the death of Beastie Boys rapper Adam “MCA” Yauch at the age of 47. Of course many artists immediately took to Twitter to send their condolences and pay their respects, and below is a sampling of what they had to say. Be sure to keep checking back because we will keep adding to this list — we expect there to be tons of tweets from artists. MCA was a very popular and much beloved man. 

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Tipper Gore Cringing With Fear In Her Shoulder Pads Over The Beastie Boys On Oprah In 1986 [VIDEO]

Today we lost a member of the iconic group the Beastie Boys but its good to look back at the way they influenced the world in the late 80s.

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