Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys rapper Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz leaves federal court in Manhattan with his wife Kathleen Hanna after testifying at a copyright trial stemming from a lawsuit his musical group brought against a beverage maker over the use of five of their songs in a video, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in New York.  (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister)

Beastie Boys awarded $1.7 million in Monster case

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a rap: The Beastie Boys have won $1.7 million in a copyright violation case against the maker of Monster Energy drink. Thursday’s ruling ends a case in which the two […]

06/05/2014

Beastie Boys rapper Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz leaves federal court in Manhattan with his wife Kathleen Hanna after testifying at a copyright trial stemming from a lawsuit his musical group brought against a beverage maker over the use of five of their songs in a video, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in New York.  (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister)

Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock testifies: ‘We like sports’

NEW YORK (AP) — Beastie Boys rapper Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz had an easy answer for a New York lawyer asking why the hip-hop group refuses to endorse products but licensed its music for a watch […]

05/28/2014

GoldieBlox video posted on YouTube.

Toy company sues Beastie Boys over ‘Girls’ song

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California toy company is fighting for its right to parody a popular Beastie Boys song. Oakland-based GoldieBlox filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking permission to continue using a […]

11/26/2013

Rapper Lil Wayne (AP Photo)

After recent deaths, health is new priority in rap

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hip-hop may need a checkup. The culture that in the 1990s lost its brightest stars to gun violence has in recent years seen a series of notable rappers die of drug- and […]

05/08/2013

Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart (AP Photo)

Vindication for 2013 Rock Hall of Fame inductees

Randy Newman’s glad he didn’t have to do anything drastic to get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The members of Rush are choosing to let bygones be bygones. And Quincy Jones, well, he’s still mad.

12/11/2012

Green Day to induct Guns N' Roses into Rock Hall

Green Day will welcome fellow hard rockers Guns N’ Roses into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rock Hall spokesman Todd Mesek said Monday that Green Day members Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and […]

04/09/2012

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