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 […]
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 […]
The history of rock is all but defined by shocking moments, from Elvis Presley famously being filmed from the waist up on his first Ed Sullivan Show appearance in 1956 through the storied and sordid […]
The Beastie Boys are fighting back against a lawsuit that claims the band illegally sampled music on two of their albums
The world was hit hard by the passing of the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch a/k/a MCA. While many remember him for his role in the groundbreaking hip-hop group, Yauch’s efforts as a filmmaker and head […]