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Beastie Boys Star Creates Man-bag Collection

The Sabotage star, real name Mike Diamond, has teamed up with Los Angeles-based accessories guru Clare Vivier to create Mike D. x Clare V., a collection for her brand Mike insists...

Beastie Boys Early Member John Berry Dies Aged 52

One of the founding members of the Beastie Boys, John Berry, has died at the age of 52 following complications with his frontal lobe dementia. While he was not one of the more prominent members...

Beastie Boys Founding Member John Berry Dies

Berry passed away on Thursday morning (19May16) at a Danvers, Massachusetts, hospice, after a battle with frontal lobe dementia. Berry is credited with coming up with the then-hardcore/punk band's name, and formed...

Beastie Boys Resolve Copyright Battle With Monster

The existing members of the rap trio, Adam 'ad-Rock' Horovitz and Michael 'Mike D' Diamond, accused the sports drink company of using excerpts from five of their songs without permission in a video...

Ad-rock Pays Tribute To Rap Tv Series Creator

Dougherty passed away on 12 October (15) at his home in Hastings-on-Hudson in New York after suffering a heart attack. He was 59. In the 1980s, Dougherty pushed for a rap...

Beastie Boys Inviting Students To Produce At Oscilloscope Studios

The Sabotage rappers - Michael 'Mike D' Diamond, Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz, and the late Adam 'MCA' Yauch - made their albums To The 5 Boroughs, The Mix Up and Hot Sauce Committee Pt....

Mark Ronson Rues Pink Suit Fashion Howler

The Uptown Funk hitmaker was the subject of much comment from critics when he attended the Versace for H&M event in New York City in 2011 in the gaudy outfit, which he teamed...

Beastie Boys Will Never Play Live Without Mca

Beastie Boys will never play live again.The 'Fight For Your Right' hitmakers have confirmed they'll never perform again, following the death of member Adam 'MCA' Yauch in 2012, aged 47 due to cancer.The news came...

Beastie Boys Representative Dismisses Live Reunion Rumours

The Sabotage hitmakers have been on an indefinite hiatus since the death of rapper Adam 'MCA' Yauch in 2012, but documents recently filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the...

Beastie Boys Awarded Legal Fees After Copyright Lawsuit Win

Last year (14), a jury at Manhattan federal court in New York ruled against the defendants after an eight-day trial, during which the energy drink company's bosses admitted using the band's music, including...

Liam Howlett Wanted Showdown With Ad-rock Over Song Complaint

Horovitz contacted Howlett ahead of his band's appearance at Reading Festival in England in 1998 after learning the British dance group planned to play their hit Smack My B**ch Up at the event....

Beastie Boys Book Delayed

The two rappers announced in 2013 that they had inked a deal for their joint memoir of the group's history following the death of third member Adam 'MCA' Yauch the previous year (12)....

Ad-rock Eyeing The Walking Dead Role

The Beastie Boys star is a big fan of the TV show and now he's hoping his latest role in acclaimed film While We're Young will land him a role. He tells...

Ad-rock Dismisses Vin Diesel's Breakdancing Story

The Fast and Furious star maintains his early claim to fame was serving as a breakdancer for the iconic hip-hop trio, and he recounted the tale during an appearance on America's Jimmy Kimmel...

Beastie Boys Win Sample Battle

A New York judge has thrown out a copyright lawsuit against the rappers, concluding that executives at TufAmerica, who filed suit the day before band member Adam Yauch died in 2012, had no...

Beastie Boys Seeking Legal Fees After Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Victory

The Beastie Boys are seeking almost $2.5 million (£1.6 million) in legal fees from Monster Beverage Corp. after bosses at the energy drinks firm lost a copyright infringement case last year (14).A jury at Manhattan...

Blondie Headline Itunes Festival

Blondie treated their fans to covers of Beastie Boys and Dee-Lite hits at their iTunes Festival show last night (16.09.14).The American rockers - who are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year - interspersed 'Rapture' and...

Jason Mraz To Tour New York's Five Boroughs

Singer Jason Mraz is aiming to follow in the footsteps of David Bowie and the Beastie Boys by becoming only the third musician to perform in each of New York's five boroughs on the same...

Monster Beverage Bosses To Appeal Ruling In Beastie Boys Copyright Case

Bosses at energy drinks firm Monster Beverage Corp. have vowed to appeal a court ruling ordering them to pay the Beastie Boys $1.7 million (£1.06 million) for copyright infringement.A jury at Manhattan federal court in...

Fight For Your Right: Beastie Boys Collect $1.7m In Monster Copyright Battle

The Beastie Boys have been awarded $1.7 (£1.1) million in a case battling the unauthorised use of their music in adverts by the fizzy drinks brand, Monster. After some deliberation, jurors decided to order Monster...

Beastie Boys Awarded $1.7 Million

Beastie Boys have been awarded $1.7 million in a copyright lawsuit.The surviving members of the hip-hop group - Michael 'Mike D' Diamond and Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz - have been handed the payout after winning their...

Beastie Boys Win $1.7 Million In Copyright Battle

The Beastie Boys have been awarded $1.7 million (£1.06 million) in damages for copyright infringement.The hip-hop group's lawyer, Kevin Puvalowski, had been seeking at least $2 million (£1.2 million) in compensation from bosses at Monster...

The Beastie Boys Now Embroiled In $2m Copyright Dispute

Anyone following pop culture news of late will have noticed that copyright disputes are kind of The Beastie Boys’ thing of late. Following the GoldieBlox issue last year, in March 2014, the Boys denied Arnold...

Beastie Boys Lawyer Asks Jury To Award Band $2 Million In Copyright Case

A lawyer representing the Beastie Boys has urged jurors overseeing his clients' copyright infringement trial to award the band at least $2 million (Gbp1.2 million) in damages.In his closing arguments on Wednesday (04Jun14), Kevin Puvalowski...

Beastie Boys Pledge Not To Make New Music Without Mca

The surviving members of the Beastie Boys have vowed not to record new music under the group's name after making a promise to late rapper Adam 'mca' Yauch before his death in 2012.The hip-hop trio...

Beastie Boys Rejected Offer To Use Sabotage For Schwarzenegger Film

The Beastie Boys rejected a big money deal to allow the producers of Arnold Schwarzenegger's recent movie Sabotage to use their song of the same name - because they aren't fans of the action star.Michael...

Beastie Boys Star Testifies In First Day Of Copyright Trial

Beastie Boys star Adam 'ad-Rock' Horovitz took the stand in New York on Wednesday (28May14) as the band's copyright infringement case against the bosses of Monster Beverage Corp went to trial.Ad-Rock and bandmate Michael 'Mike...

Why Isn't The Beastie Boys Vs Monster An Open And Shut Case?

The Beastie boys have a pretty strong case against Monster Beverage Corp; the manufacturer and seller of caffeinated energy drinks is being sued by hip hop outfit for the unauthorised use of their songs, including...

Beastie Boys Once Again Fight For Their Right... Copyright, That Is.

The Beastie Boys are involved in another copyright lawsuit this week (the previous one against GoldieBlox ended in March with a settlement for an undisclosed amount). This time, the offending company is Monster Energy Drinks...

Beastie Boys Star Ad-rock To Take The Stand In Copyright Infringement Case

Beastie Boys star Adam 'ad-Rock' Horovitz is expected to testify in the band's copyright infringement case against Monster Energy Drink this week (begs26May14).The rapper, Mike Diamond and their bandmate Adam Yauch's widow, Denchen Yauch, filed...

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