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Beastie Boys Moniker Will Not Grace Famous Manhattan Intersection

There's no denying the mutual love between the Beastie Boys and New York's five boroughs, but despite the close relationship will there will not be a "Beastie Boys Square" in Manhattan just yet. Beasties fan LeRoy McCarthy had petitioned to have the intersection of Ludlow and Rivington co-named "Beastie Boys Square," but a Manhattan community board voted Wednesday (Jan. 29) to deny the request.

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Beastie Boys File Suit Against GoldieBlox Over ‘Girls’ Video

GoldieBlox recently apologized for their usage of the Beastie Boys' 'Girls' in a promo for their line of toys for girls, but the band is not buying it. According to the New York Times, the band has followed through on plans to file suit against the toy company after the company first took legal action against them.

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Goldieblox Removes ‘Girls’ Video, Makes Nice With Beastie Boys

It looks as though the Goldieblox / Beastie Boys legal debate couldl be over before the case hits courts. The toy company has issued a new statement in which they reveal that they don't want to fight with the living members of the group and were unaware of Adam Yauch's wishes that the band's music not be used for commercial purposes at the time they created their parody of the song 'Girls.'

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Beastie Boys Write Open Letter on Goldieblox’s Use of ‘Girls’ in Viral Commercial

You may have seen this new 'Goldieblox and the Spinning Machine' commercial, which challenges preconceptions of what a girl's toy should look like and be able to do. The ad has gone viral on YouTube, partially due to the inclusion of a re-imagined version of Beastie Boys' 'Girls.' However, the commercial has led to a lawsuit between Goldieblox and Beastie Boys, which has gotten increasingly ugly over the past few days.

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Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock and Mike D Collaborate with Yoko Ono for New Track ‘Bad Dancer’

Beastie Boys members Ad-Rock and Mike D have just entered into a bizarre collaboration with one of music's most polarizing figures. The legendary MC's have teamed up with the one and only Yoko Ono for the experimental musician's new track 'Bad Dancer.'

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Beastie Boys Releasing Memoir in 2015

Beastie Boys have signed a deal to release a memoir, the New York Times reports. The still-untitled book celebrates the band’s history and aesthetic, as documented by surviving members Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Mike “Mike D” Diamond.

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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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Cee Lo Green Pays Tribute to Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch at 2012 Billboard Music Awards

Cee Lo Green, of all people, hit the stage of the 2012 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night in Las Vegas to pay tribute to late Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch with a lively run-through of the B-Boys classic ‘(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!).’ ‘The Voice’ coach was joined by his recently reunited band Goodie Mob, the Atlanta-based hip-hop collective, for the performance.

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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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MCA Beastie Boy Dies At Age 47, Way To Young

I remember when this song came out! I am a true metal head but this song is just plain dang fun to sing! God rest MCA's soul! Enjoy and MCA will live on! He may be passed but he still gave us all "License To Ill"

 

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MCA Of The Beastie Boys Dies At 47

Adam Yauch, a.k.a. MCA, of the Beastie Boys has just died.

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Read Chuck D’s and LL Cool J’s Complete Beastie Boys Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Speeches

The question of whether or not rap belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will probably always remain controversial. However, if you’re of the opinion that the genre is a vital link in the ever-evolving continuum of popular music, then there can be no doubt that the Beastie Boys deserved to be inducted.

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