beastie boys

  • Beastie Boys settle lawsuit with GoldieBlox over song parody

    Yet another reason to love the Beastie Boys: Those guys know how to settle a lawsuit. The band settled for an undisclosed amount with GoldieBlox over the toy company’s video ad that featured a parody of their hit song “Girls.” “That settlement includes (a) the issuance of an apology by GoldieBlox, which will be posted on… More ▸

  • Update: GoldieBlox pulls Beastie Boys song from viral video

    The toy company GoldieBlox has pulled the Beastie Boys’ song “Girls” from an insanely popular video advertising their pink- and purple-hued take on Tinker Toys. In the first incarnation of the video, ridiculously adorable female children build a Rube Goldberg-esque contraption to the tune of a non-misogynistic version of “Girls” (think lyrics about girls doing… More ▸

  • Beastie Boys song used without permission in ‘Princess Machine’ video

    The Internet was kvelling like crazy last week over the viral video from toy company Goldieblox, in which empowered cuties eschew princess merchandise for a Rube Goldberg-like “Princess Machine.” And when we say viral, we mean viral — it has been viewed over 8 million times. It seems a couple well-known boys are unhappy with… More ▸

  • Beastie Boys to write a memoir

    Michael Diamond (Mike D.) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock), the two surviving Beastie Boys, have signed a deal with Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House, to write a book about their career. According to The New York Times, the Jewish rappers plan on being as out of the box in their writing as they… More ▸

  • Adam Yauch’s revealed will is his life in a nutshell

    It’s been a little over three months since Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch, better known as MCA, passed away at age 47 from salivary cancer. Yauch passed away only a few days after the Beastie Boys, the groundbreaking rap group he co-founded with rappers Ad-Rock (Adam Horovitz) and Mike D (Michael Diamond), was inducted into… More ▸

  • Beastie Boys not exactly licensed to ill

    Apparently the Beastie Boys were not actually licensed to ill. Just one day before Adam Yauch died last week, he and the other members of the Beastie Boys were sued for illegally sampling music. TufAmerica claimed that copyrighted recordings were illicitly used on “License to Ill” and “Paul’s Boutique,” both of which dropped over two… More ▸

  • Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch (“MCA”) dead at 47

    The Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 after discovering a tumor in his parotid gland. He performed as MCA along with fellow Beasties’ Mike Diamond (“Mike D”) and Adam Horowitz (“Ad-Rock”). Last month the Beastie Boys were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but he wasn’t able to attend in… More ▸