Monster will fork over $1.7 million to the Beastie Boys as a result of using their music without permission. A New York Superior Court jury came to the verdict today (June 5) after an eight day trial.
In New York City and for Beastie Boys fans around the world, May 3 has come to be known as MCA Day, an annual event that honors the memory of Adam Yauch, one of the band’s founding members who succumbed to cancer on May 4, 2012.
Adam Yauch, best known as “MCA” of rap pioneers Beastie Boys, was a major figure not only in popular music, but also in the city of New York, specifically the borough of Brooklyn where he grew up.
Capping the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, LL Cool J, blink-182’s Travis Barker, Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Z-Trip crossed a wide range of musical genres to unite for a bombastic onstage performance medley based around the song “Whaddup.”
Beastie Boys Ad-Rock and Mike D have broken their media silence. Aside from a posting to the Beastie Boys website, the two have kept a low profile since Adam Yauch’s passing on May 4.
Adele was the big winner at last night’s Billboard Music Awards, taking home 12 awards.
On Friday, news broke of the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch’s passing after a difficult battle with cancer. Within minutes of the announcement, the Internet was a blaze with thoughts and sentiments from fans and celebrities […]
Dozens of musicians were influenced by or fans of the Beastie Boys and they are likely all feeling the loss of Adam Yauch, who died on Friday at age 47. Last night at the Hollywood […]
Today we learned of the passing of one of music’s biggest influences, Adam Yauch, of the Beastie Boys. The Twitterverse, as it usually does when someone as important at MCA passes, saw an outpouring of […]
Since bursting upon the scene in as a hardcore punk band in the early 1980s, the Beastie Boys were the holy trinity of underground music that powered New York for over 30 years. On Friday, […]