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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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October – Best Birth Month For White Rappers [VIDEO-NSFW]

"If you would like to give birth to a Caucasian baby who grows up to spit rhymes for a living, then it's my belief that you should do your best to pop that kid out in October due to an undeniable list of successful white rappers who were born in the 10th month

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Late Beastie Boys Member Adam Yauch to Be Honored With ‘MCA Day’ in New York

The death of Beastie Boys emcee Adam Yauch hit a lot of people hard, but there were some fans who immediately rallied to make sure that the man also known as MCA would get his day in his hometown of New York.

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Beastie Boys Sales Surge After Death of Adam Yauch

In what was to be expected, sales of the Beastie Boys‘ music catalog have skyrocketed since the May 4 death of founding member Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch. The group’s album sales saw an increase of a whopping 1,235% in just two days since Yauch’s passing.

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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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Red Hot Chili Peppers Show ‘Gratitude’ for Late Beastie Boy Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch

The tributes keep rolling in for Adam “MCA” Yauch. Friday night’s (May 4) Red Hot Chili Peppers concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., was dedicated by the band to the late, great Beastie Boy, who passed away earlier that day after a three-year battle with cancer — and, as reported by Billboard, honored him in the most poignant of ways.

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Beastie Boys’ Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch Dead at 47

We're sad to report that Adam Yauch, better known as MCA from the Beastie Boys has passed away. He was 47.

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Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys Lead Class of 2012 for Rock Hall of Fame

The inductees for the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are ironically a little younger than those in years past. Grand Rapids native Anthony Kiedis and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N' Roses and the Beastie Boys are among the artists who will get their day to shine this April in Cleveland.

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Record Store Day Releases on Black Friday Include Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers

The holidays are just around the corner and the retail Armageddon known as Black Friday will be upon us sooner than you think. Shoppers will stuff their faces on Thanksgiving and then wait in line for hours just to get a crappy DVD player for $20. Record Store Day wants you to remember your local record shop on Black Friday and revealed some awesome releases that will be available from artists like Nirvana, All That Remains, The Black Keys and more.

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Beastie Boys Become Action Figures In New Spike Jonze-Directed Video [VIDEO]

Ad-Rock, Mike D, MCA, and Special Guest Santigold Elude Mercenaries In Thrill-Packed “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” Clip.  Having traveled through time and space in previous videos, Beastie Boys enter yet another new frontier in the brand new “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win”: Under the direction of Spike Jonze (who has previously worked with the band on the classic “Sabotage” clip among others), Ad-Rock, Mike D, MCA and guest vocalist Santigold become action figures. GI B Boys, if you will.

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Beastie Boys Premiere All-Star Video for “Make Some Noise”

Rap icons Beastie Boys have released the music video for "Make Some Noise", the first single from their upcoming album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. The Beasties themselves are not in the video; in their place are Seth Rogen as Mike D., Danny McBride as MCA and Elijah Wood as MCA.

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